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JFK authors, investigators call for release of secret assassination files

jfk-2017-artA diverse group of JFK authors and investigators have called on the Obama and Trump administrations to order the CIA and other federal agencies to declassify all secret JFK files in their entirely by October 2017.

[Click Here for Open Letter on JFK Records]

The JFK records will pose an early test of the open government policies of Donald Trump. The president-elect has espoused the baseless and debunked conspiracy theory that the father of Senator Ted Cruz was somehow involved in JFK’s assassination.

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Talking JFK in Oshkosh

Leading the discussion is guest speaker Conrad “Pete” Baetz, who worked as a staff investigator for the United States House of Representatives Select Committee on Assassinations from 1977 to 1979.

Source: JFK assassination public discussion

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Meet Roger Stone, Trump’s JFK conspiracy guru

Roger Stone

Roger Stone, Trump adviser and JFK theoretician

The next president has at least one thing in common with his predecessor, John F. Kennedy: a taste for the conquest of women.

In JFK’s day this was regarded, by men and women alike, as inevitable, permissible, and no one’s business, at least among wealthy white males. Kennedy came to the White House in 1960 exercising the droit de seigneur of the French aristocratic court. The king could have any woman he pleased and she should be pleased to be gotten. We can be sure that JFK spoke often of grabbing them by the you know what. Read more

POGO: ‘Its our government’

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How to make the next president more accountable

“The issues raised by [Secretary Clinton’s] emails are not new, but the political climate and ongoing wave of media attention to the issue has led to a heightened public attention to the government’s digital records preservation policies.”

People expect digital transparency from the government. When they don’t get it…..

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Help release the FBI file on Frank Sturgis

One of my favorite JFK Facts stories came from a woman named Monica Jimenez who pulled a gun on Watergate burglar Frank Sturgis when he tried to intimidate her mother, Maritz Lorentz, about her JFK  assassination story. Jimenez. was fifteen years old at the time. The threat suggests Sturgis had something to hide when it came to JFK.

The investigative web site Muckrock has a great follow-up story. It turns out there’s a whole lot more to be learned about Sturgis: namely, an FBI file containing 75,000 documents.

Source: Help release the FBI file on Watergate burglar (and alleged CIA asset) Frank Sturgis

 

The site has a new comments policy

Due to circumstances beyond my control, I have been forced to modified the Comments Policy. You can read the new temporary policy here.

Comments on the comments policy are welcome, as are applications for the job of Comments Editor.

 

JFK 2.0: introduction for novices

As for how to improve JFK Facts, a reader writes:

“My suggestion is create a page for novices to the assassination, with basic essays on the evidence. First time visitors would get a primer on the huge amount of evidence, and may be motivated to study further.”

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JFK Facts 2.0: make comments editable

Asked how to improve JFK Facts, JSA responded: Read more

JFK Facts 2.0: Index the best discussion threads

As for improving JFK Facts, Thomas writes: Read more

JFK Facts 2.0: the necessity of theory

In re: JFK 2.0 Eddy writes:

“For me JFK Facts is a go to site for part of the JFK story. It sometimes feels self limiting by its aversion to theorising.”

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JFK Facts 2.0: ISO Comments editor

I will be publishing your suggestions about how to improve JFK Facts over the next few days. One suggestion, a sidebar guide to JFK Facts podcasts, will be implemented as soon as possible. Others will follow.

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Upholding the JFK Records Act

In 1992, the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act mandated that in 2017 all remaining JFK records and redactions be released. However, the National Archives has recently informed federal agencies that if they intend on maintaining secrecy over these records they should begin preparing appeals to the next president of the United States. We are working to ensure that the law is upheld.

Source: 2017 JFK — 2017 JFK

From Citizens Against Political Assassinations

If you want full JFK disclosure in 2017, join CAPA

“CAPA seeks release of the remaining JFK records with a minimum of redactions, which can obscure vital information,” —CAPA Chairman Cyril H. Wecht, M.D.

An open letter from Bill Kelly, veteran JFK researcher and activist.

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Where to go to learn more about JFK and October 2017

Help ensure that our elected representatives will uphold and enforce the terms of the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act.

Source: ASSASSINATION ARCHIVES AND RESEARCH CENTER