What Trump and the CIA are still concealing: The George Joannides files

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Sad! NBC’s erroneous reporting on JFK files

NBC News reported earlier this week that President Trump had released “most but not all” of the government’s secret JFK files.

That was wrong, according to Rex Bradford, president of the Mary Ferrell Foundation and webmaster of the internet’s most comprehensive collection of JFK records.

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Judge rebukes Trump’s ‘disappointing’ JFK records release

The backlash continues. Trump’s much ballyhooed release of JFK files is drawing more criticism for being late and incomplete.

“I just don’t think there is anything in these records that require keeping them secret now,” John Tunheim, who from 1992 to 1998 chaired a congressionally established board that reviewed all the files on the assassination, told POLITICO in a telephone interview Friday. He is now a U.S. district judge in Minnesota.

Source: Judge rebukes handling of JFK records – POLITICO
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Trump promised the JFK files, but the big dogs ate his homework

Bill Simpich explains the sleight of hand that President Trump used yesterday to mask his surrender to the FBI and CIA barons on the release of JFK files. Read more

JFK records release delay sparks anger 

I must say that some of the best reporting on President Trump’s continuing coverup of JFK files comes from Fox News.

The other day James Rosen reported on the missing files of George Joannides. Now this: Read more

CIA’s spy hunters learned Oswald was in Dallas in November 1963

An excerpt from THE GHOST in the Daily Beast.

On or around Monday, Nov. 2, 1959, the CIA’s counterintelligence office—run by the fabled spy hunter James Angleton—first learned of a man named Lee Harvey Oswald.

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CIA statement on Trump’s cover-up of JFK records

The CIA released a statement in conjunction with President Trump’s decision to certify CIA and FBI decision to block tens of thousands of pages of JFK assassination records from public view.

In light of this statement, I will be pursuing the review and release of the files of George Joannides, which I sought in Morley v. CIA.

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In defiance of the law, Trump delays release of JFK files

In defiance of the law, President Donald Trump is delaying the release of hundreds, if not thousands of files on the John Kennedy assassination that were due to come out Thursday. He also approved 2,800 other records for release.

In a conference call with reporters, White House officials insisting on anonymiity said Trump will state in a coming memo that he had “no choice” but to keep thousands of pages of JFK records secret because of “national security” concerns.

Officials say Trump will impress upon federal agencies that JFK files should stay secret after the six-month review “only in the rarest cases.”

What the JFK Records Act says about today

The law is quite explicit about President Trump’s responsibilities today. With each passing hour, he is in danger failing to see that the law on JFK records are faithfully executed.

The JFK Records Act

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White House fumbling as JFK release deadline nears

The long-awaited JFK document release has still not happened. Knowledgable sources are saying that the documents may not be posted today, at least not all of them. That would be a plain violation of the JFK Records Act. 

 

If you find something interesting in the JFK files, let me know

I’m watching the National Archives page for the new JFK files to drop.

If you see something interesting, send it along to me at Editor@jfkfacts.org and I will post and comment.

 

 

9 things you should know about the JFK file release

In my latest piece for AlterNet, I say the most significant story in the new JFK files will be details of the CIA’s pre-assassination monitoring of Oswald.

And, if, contra Posner, Trump approves CIA and FBI requests to withhold some records, the JFK files Trump keeps secret will be more important than the ones he releases.

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Gerald Posner predicts full release with no redactions

The anti-conspiratorial writer says President Trump will order the release of all remaining JFK records with no redactions. If true, this is good news.

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NSA concealed records on JFK assassination for decades

Two documents provided by National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden and published for the first time today further underline how closely the intelligence community has held information related to Cuba’s potential role in the killing, indicating that the NSA for decades has kept secret its efforts to monitor Cuban agents’ communications in the aftermath of the event.

Source: NSA Concealed Records on JFK Assassination for Decades

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Secret files to be released this week have a lot of Miami names in them

Morley’s new book, “The Ghost: The Secret Life of CIA Spymaster James Jesus Angleton,” offers evidence that Angleton — one of the most powerful yet cryptic spies in the history of American intelligence — knew Oswald was in Mexico and was following his activities closely.

Source: Secret files to be released this week have a lot of Miami names in them | Miami Herald