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.
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If the United States could survive the release of the Snowden documents, it can withstand the release of the JFK assassination records.
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.”
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.
The National Archives is getting serious about a big JFK records data dump in October 2017, according to officials who spoke at a public meeting in Washington today.
At the 25:00 mark in this video Martha Murphy of the National Archives outlines plans for declassification of still-classified JFK files in 2017.
A JFK Facts reader was there and filed this report.
The invaluable WhoWhatWhy has posted a spreadsheet of the 3,600-plus assassination-related records that the U.S. government has never made public.
The existence of the 3,600 records was first reported in JFK Facts last May. The WhoWhatWhy document, obtained by FOIA specialist Michael Ravnitzky, advances the story by providing new details about what exactly the government does not care to share with the American people. Read more
Ambitious, but possible. The Archivist, David Ferriero, has to set priorities, and he will listen to public opinion about how to do so. As the most-used records in the Archives, the JFK records should get top priority. Read more
Q. What could the U.S. government still possilbly be hiding in 2015 about the assassination of JFK in 1963.
A: A lot. Politico’s Bryan Bender explains.
In this far-ranging interview, Alan Dale speaks with the esteemed Malcolm Blunt, an independent investigator of the truth with an unbiased instinct for what is important–and what is not –in the details of President Kennedy’s assassination.
No one knows more about the CIA bureaucracy and how it functioned in the Kennedy era than this wise and funny and generous man.
The question comes from Mark. The answer is, “No, that is not correct.”
The JFK Records Act of 1992 ordered that all of the files related to the federal inquiry into John F. Kennedy’s assassination be made public in 25 years. As the October 2017 deadline nears, POLITICO takes a look at what the files might tell us -– if we actually get to see them.
I recently enjoyed speaking with Jacob Hornberger about the secrecy surrounding thousands of JFK assassination records on his DIY talk show “The Libertarian Angle.”