October 26, 2017 is about 11 months away. Why is this date important? Because it’s the 25th anniversary of the passage of the JFK Records Collection Act of 1992. But the significance goes beyond the normal anniversary nostalgia. Here is a section from the JFK Records Act:
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This open letter was delivered to the Obama White House last week. We will post the response as soon as we get one.
In an open letter to the White House, a diverse group of JFK authors and investigators are calling on the president’s lawyer to endorse complete declassification of thousands of pages of still-secret government records related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963.
Source: Featured Letter on 2017 Records
Whatever the contested legitimacy of the Trump presidency, the White House needs to make a decision on JFK secrecy within the year.
A 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.
This is the house on Washington Street in Boise Idaho where James Angleton lived when he was a boy. From such a modest start, Angleton went on to become one of the most powerful men in the U.S. government during the Cold War.
I have just finished writing the first true biography of Angleton, to be published next year by St. Martin’s Press. It is not only the story of the man but of the secret empire he built within the CIA.
Citizens Against Political Assassinations is a new organization with a full disclosure agenda
–Work to get all the government’s JFK records (no, we don’t have them);
Martha Murphy of the National Archives explains the JFK Records Act and the Archives’ plans for declassifying and releasing long secret assassination-related documents held by the U.S. government in October 2017.
Pablo asks a good question:
If the United States could survive the release of the Snowden documents, it can withstand the release of the JFK assassination records.
I missed Lauren Harper’s useful update on UNREDACTED about the National Archives plans for JFK declassification in 2017.
Once again Donald Trump is frazzling the custodians of civil discourse. His use of an unfounded JFK conspiracy theory to jab now-defeated rival Ted Cruz is much lamented on the internet. Trump’s “pants are on fire.” Trump “refuses to apologize.” Trump is peddling “tabloid garbage.”
Here’s a question for the presidential contenders of 2016: Will each candidate “declare, unequivocally, his or her intention to release the remaining JFK assassinations records in 2017.”
It is a basic test of the candidates’ commitment to open government and rule of law.
Help ensure that our elected representatives will uphold and enforce the terms of the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act.
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.
I have to disagree with my faithful friend who doubts the release of thousands of JFK records in October 2017 will much affect popular understanding of the assassination of President Kennedy. Read more