“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…..
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
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Comments on the comments policy are welcome, as are applications for the job of Comments Editor.
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.”
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.”
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.
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
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.
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
Letting the National Archives and Open Gov know how they can improve public access to government records can have a real effect. The Archives is already mobilizing for the October 2017 JFK releases because people demanded, via the Internet, that they act. More people said JFK records were the top declassification priority–and NARA responded.
Source: Space: Open Government |History Hub
JFK blogger Bill Kelly has ten questions about the still secret JFK files uncovered by Michael Ravnitsky and WhoWhatWhy, and reported by Politico.
Some can be answered but some can’t. See Number 4.
Among the first three documents on the list of those still-secret JFK Assassination records is: “178-10004-10394 McIlvain Tape 75′ Rock (Duplicate).”
In a post for JFKCountercoup2: Judd McIlvain – TV Reporter Subject of Secret JFK File, Bill Kelly explains who McIlvain was.