Will Trump release the JFK files next week?

Larry Sabato, University of Virginia professor and author of The Kennedy Half Century, thinks not.

“My bet is Trump will do whatever his new BFF Pompeo recommends. That means CIA will be protected.”

 

3 comments

  1. Brian Lynch says:

    No doubt, Pompeo will side with the Shadow Government. He wishes to remain alive, after all.

  2. Jon Carlyle says:

    I sent Jefferson Morley this question, but others probably know the answer too. The Angleton Interview Files from the Church Committee that were deemed not relevant – when exactly did this action take place and by whom?

    • Angleton’s closed door testimony to the Church Committee took place on September 12, 1975. The CIA released the transcript late last year.
      You can read it here.
      https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/157-10014-10004.pdf
      The reason that the counterintelligence chief’s comments had been kept secret for 42 years was because of a notorious claim that Angleton made while talking to the Committee.

      When asked why the CIA had retained some biological warfare material after President Nixon had ordered its destruction, Angleton replied.

      “It is inconceivable that a secret intelligence arm of the Government has to comply with all of the overt orders of the Government.”

      This bald assertion of secret power did not go over well with the Congress or the press. So the CIA buried Angleton’s comments for as long as they could.

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