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Attorney and former JFK investigator Dan Hardway explains:
There has been no explanation, let alone a presidential certification, that the massive redactions in these “released in full” documents meet any of the mandatory exemptions that allow withholding. No identifiable harm is specified. No rationale is given as to why the secrets protected outweigh the public interest in disclosure. These files are not in compliance with the law no matter what the main stream media says.
the National Archives today posted 13,213 records subject to the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992 (JFK Act). The majority of the documents released today were released previously in redacted form. The versions released today were prepared by agencies prior to October 26, 2017, and were posted to make the latest versions of the documents available as expeditiously as possible
This from my friend Dan Hardway, West Virginia litigator and former congressional investigator, who knows what to look for in the new JFK files.
While I doubt the existence of a “smoking gun,” the circumstantial evidence we might look for in the delayed files could show a correlation between Lee Harvey Oswald’s activities in New Orleans and Mexico City in the late summer and fall of 1963 and CIA covert operations that were occurring at that time.
The Mary Ferrell Foundation does what the U.S. media organizations and the U.S. government apparently cannot: creates a searchable database of 58 new JFK files that have never been made public before. (h/t Rex)
What the media missed: 90% of JFK files are still secret, 3 days after the legal deadline for disclosure
Liberal news media organization, usually hostile and suspicious of President Trump, have gone easy on his dubious claim that he “lifted the veil” on JFK records. He didn’t As the authoritative Mary Ferrell Foundation states:
Still withheld-in-full records among the 98% of those still withheld include, for example: * Still-withheld Church Committee interview transcripts not included in the 1990s releases, including one with none other than CIA CounterIntelligence chief James Angleton.
The Attorney General spoke with Fox News on Saturday and made a big promise. If what he says is true, this is good news. Unfortunately, some White House statements on the JFK files, have not been accurate so we’ll have to see what happens.
Here’s what Sessions said.
On CNN coroner Cyril Wecht and historian Douglas Brinkley agree: Panel slams JFK assassination records dump
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.”
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
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.