Will a list of the withheld JFK files be made public?

Ivan asks a good question about the scheduled October 2017 release of 3,600 still-secret JFK assassination records:

‘If the president decides to withhold a certain number of those still-secret 3600 JFK files, will a list of the withheld files be made public?”

The answer is, yes. The White House will have to identify any JFK records whose release is postponed in October 2017.

But we want to make sure that does not happen. We want all the records released, in their entirety, in October 2017.

Put the question to your favorite presidential candidate in 2016

2 comments

  1. Ramon F Herrera says:

    [Ivan:]

    “If the president decides to withhold a certain number of those still-secret 3600 JFK files, will a list of the withheld files be made public?”

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    Ivan:

    Even if that list is not released, we can figure it out by ourselves.

    Since the ARRB we have had a list of exactly 319,016 documents here, right?:

    http://www.nara.gov/cgi-bin/starfinder/0?path=jfkcnew.txt&id=demo&pass=&OK=OK
    [To see the total, click on “Exit JFK”]

    … starting from those, we can subtract the ones that are fully available the morning of Friday, October 27, 2017.

    The difference will be those which the agencies requested and the White House authorized to be withheld.

  2. Jack says:

    Great question, Ivan. Unfortunately, Yes, there remains a strong possibility that the incoming president, using his/her discretion may not release all of the files; and, even in some he/she chooses to release such release may merely be a partial piece of information instead of a full disclosure, especially on some matters deemed sensitive to national security (sigh).

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