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Missing from the new JFK files: a batch of CIA records on Lee Harvey Oswald

Oswald in Custody
Lee Harvey Oswald

All of the U.S. government’s files on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy are supposed to be released by October 26. But one batch of the CIA records on suspected assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, has gone missing.

The records were part of a 7-volume file on Oswald, held by the agency’s Office of Security (OS), which is responsible for protecting CIA property and vetting agency personnel. Declassified CIA records show that volume 5 of the file records existed in 1978. The contents of the missing file are not known.

The disappearance of the records, discovered by JFK researcher Malcolm Blunt, is significant because the Office of Security was the first component of the CIA to open a file on Oswald, an ex-Marine who defected to the Soviet Union in October 1959.

What would President Trump do about JFK 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.”

Which is all pretty much true. As JFK Facts said first–and a good USA Today story confirms–there is no factual or historical basis for the claim Trump is repeating. …

Countdown to October 2017: a call to action

In collaboration with the Assassination Archives and Research Center, the Mary Ferrell Foundation, and JFK Facts, there is a new online resource for all who wish to stay informed about relevant developments as we approach the scheduled declassification and release of our government’s JFK assassination files:

2017JFK.org

NARA has put U. S. government agencies on notice that the withheld material is going to be released in 2017 unless they appeal to the President to prevent it.

The people of the United States must anticipate now that:

  • U.S. agencies, including the CIA, will appeal for postponing the release of some JFK Files
  • Without significant public pressure the president will assume that Americans are not interested in upholding the terms of the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act, and will agree to delaying JFK material

Over the course of the next twenty-five months citizens concerned about the possible continued withholding of these assassination records must:

  • Stay informed about the JFK Records Act;
  • Organize in ways to increase and share awareness
  • Contact elected representatives and 2016 presidential hopefuls see where they stand on full JFK disclosure in October 2017.

Join with us to ensure that our elected officials will uphold and enforce the terms of the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act. Let them know that these records belong to the American people.

Read S.3006 – President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992 Summary: S.3006 102nd Congress (1991-1992)

For more information and to sign up for future updates and notifications, please visit http://www.2017JFK.org.

We are entitled to the truth.

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