No, President Trump’s release of a handful of secret JFK files last week was not a “distraction” from his troubles with Special Counsel Robert Mueller III. The release was something that he was legally required to do, and he actually failed to do it.
But with the indictment of Paul Manafort, all is forgotten, at least about JFK. The Washington press corps and the news cycle has whirled away from the crime of Dallas to more recent lawbreaking.
The JFK files story so far, if anybody is still paying attention, is a study in Washington’s dysfunction: Trump got rolled. The media got played. The JFK coverup continues. Read more
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.
“There’s no Star Chamber report,” said Rex Bradford, president of the Mary Ferrell Foundation, which has posted a searchable archive of the JFK material online to make research easier. But “there are documents I am looking forward to seeing. … It’s been peeling an onion for five decades. The bulk will be pretty impressive, if it happens.”
Source: Decades of secrecy end as Trump allows release of last JFK assassination records | Politics | Dallas News
Reader Russ on my Newsweek piece (written with Rex Bradford) about President Trump and the trove of JFK records to be released in October. Read more
Sen. Frank Church
Rex Bradford has illuminates another batch of still-secret JFK records: the files of the Senate committee that conducted the most comprehensive review of U.S. intelligence operations ever.
If you want to understand, the ongoing JFK coverup, you will want to read Bradford’s deep dive on the Missing Church Committee transcripts. It is a useful antidote to the comforting illusion that “the government can’t keep a secret.”
Check out the upgraded MaryFerrell.org. I didn’t think it could get better. But it has. Read more
Late on the night of November 13, 2014, JFK Facts welcomed its one millionth site visitor, fulfilling the goal that Rex Bradford and I had when we launched the site on November 22, 2012: to establish the premier Web destination for quality information and informed debate about the assassination of the liberal president.
None of this would have been possible without Rex. With the help of Comments Editor Peter Voskamp and Copy Editor Bill Hogan, I’m looking forward to growing the site’s audience even more in the next year. Exactly how to do that is a challenge we all face.
CIA headquarters, Langley, Va.
From the Mary Ferrell Foundation, a useful and informative introduction to a central issue in American History: The CIA and the JFK Assassination.
Without resorting to conspiracy theorizing, MFF Webmaster Rex Bradford lays out the historical context and the key questions that endure about the role of CIA personnel in the events leading to Kennedy’s death.
C-Span 3 is airing the first day of last month’s JFK conference at Dusquesne University, sponsored by the Wecht conference. For people interested in the latest in JFK research, there is no better way to get current.
Rex Bradford, president of the invaluable Mary Ferrell Foundation (and Webmaster of JFK Facts) will bring his vast expertise in the JFK assassination story to a public discussion at the Portsmouth, New Hampshire, public library tomorrow, Nov. 13.
The topic: “The JFK Assassination in Context: World Peace Betrayed.”