Did the National Archivist cave to CIA secrecy too?

Here’s President Trump’s order  on JFK files, otherwise known as Presidential Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies.

It seems that David Ferreiro, the archivist of the United States also caved into the CIA’s extreme and strange claims of secrecy for certain JFK files.

I agree with the Archivist’s recommendation that the continued withholdings are necessary to protect against identifiable harm to national security, law enforcement, or foreign affairs that is of such gravity that it outweighs the public interest in immediate disclosure.

Presidential Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies.

 

 

3 comments

  1. Bogman says:

    I never realized national security decisions were under the purview of an archivist.

    This is Trump being a chickensh*t trying to pass off blame to somebody else.

    And where’s the written reason for withholding each document as required by the law?

    And all this concern over documents when the govt’s offiicial story is cut and dry – a lone nut shot the president?

    Larry. Sabato said it best – maybe historians in 2063 will get a chance to see the documents.

    My thought was always the full story will never come out until everyone in living memory of JFK is gone.

    And again the media doesn’t report the critical part of this story – the CIA has lied about material evidence in this case for decades and won’t offer any explanation for its unlawful subterfuge.

  2. Frank LdR says:

    Trump the most anti-Establishment President in American history since Andrew Jackson. MAGA!

  3. Kennedy63 says:

    T-RUMP stated his intent to “drain the swamp,” but has not stated that he will convert the ANIMAL FARM! How can you tell whether you are living under a REPUBLICAN form of government, or a NATIONAL SECURITY STATE? Look at the reasons for continued withholding of JFK assassination-related documents – NATIONAL SECURITY (which outweighs the right of the American people to know what the NATIONAL SECURITY STATE knows). In a REPUBLIC, the intelligence apparatus does not dictate to the people what they can and cannot know. I thought the COLD WAR was over; perhaps not. The clarion call of the murdered President resounds upon my psyche:“But let us begin. Now the trumpet summons us again – not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need – not as a call to battle, though embattled we are – but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle, year in and year out, ‘rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation’- a struggle against the common enemies of man: TYRANNY, POVERTY, DISEASE and WAR itself.”
    ― President John F Kennedy

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