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.
About JFK Records in 2017.
What Hillary Clinton said about JFK files.
Will Jeb Bush follow his father on JFK records?
About the National Archives’ plans to declassify 3,600 JFK documents in October 2017.
What is the JFK Assassination Records Act?
3 thoughts on “What is going to happen with JFK records in 2017?”
In this Politico piece, David Marwell, Executive Director of the ARRB from 1994-1997, makes what I consider to be a very important point.
Namely, that some of the most important files relating to the assassination may have been destroyed or never sent to the ARRB in the first place.
“Unless you can enter into the agencies files at any time and search for anything you want, how can you know you found everything?”
This, in my opinion, has always been the fatal flaw of any investigation into the assassination. That a suspect ( the CIA ) can decide what documents the investigation can or cannot see. This means that a thorough investigation of the assassination has not taken place. For example, neither the WC or HSCA knew that the DRE were CIA assets, or the role of George Joannides. It is a ludicrous situation and means that none of us can be sure what really happened.
In my opinion, the only chance to get to the truth would be to form an independent panel with the remit to view any documents they believe to be relevant. However, I fear it is now too late, as any important documents may have been destroyed a long time ago.
As a ‘newcomer’ to this topic, I am going to apologize, in advance, for venting. What could possibly embarass the CIA, an institution that considers torture OK. Let’s say for arguments sake, that the CIA offered full disclosure and outlined of all it’s inolvement regarding participation in JFK’s death, the sad part would be that the general population wouldn’t blink unless told to by Twitter numbers. Today’s cynicim is based ,in part, as a result of a conversation with a college history professor, who told me that his students had trouble identifying the years encompassing WW II !! If there is any correlation whatsoever with JFK’s assasination and the loss of historical perspective in the USA, then the ‘event’ deserves as much disclosure and research as possible to help restore critical thinking to this country.
I had to laugh when I saw the link to Hillary Clinton’s stated position on release of the still-classified CIA files. After all, if she had simply put them on her private server, we could just ask the Chinese or Russians for the documents.