Everyone knows that John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated in November 1963. And now, Donald Trump as President has the power to decide whether he will open the assassination records or not. He also has some conspiracy theories. And during his campaign, Trump stated that the person who is believed that is behind the assassination Lee Harvey Oswald was pictured with Rafael Cruz, the father of Ted Cruz.
Via Daily Mail
He has floated some conspiracy theories for years, but now President Donald Trump will get to play a crucial role in the long-running saga over the government’s Kennedy assassination records.
The 1992 JFK Assassination Records Collection Act, signed by President George H.W. Bush, set a 25-year timetable for declassification of assassination records dealing with President Kennedy.
The law set up a single collection of records at the National Archives, and set up a process for declassification. The law required the release of all government records dealing with the assassination within 25 years – with the exception of those the president certifies for postponed release.
That timeline will technically be reached on Oct. 26 of this year, but some of the estimated 3,600 still-classified records could come out sooner. Relevant agencies are already poring over records for possible release.
A White House official told Politico that the White House is ‘familiar’ with the law’s requirements and working with the archives ‘to enable a smooth process in anticipation of the October deadline.’
National Archives official Martha W. Murphy told the publication the government is preparing to release the information in batches, perhaps as soon as this summer.
The situation puts Trump in a unique position to influence a historical event that has consumed the nation – as well as conspiracy theorists – ever since Kennedy was gunned down in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963.
A majority of Americans have consistently believed that Kennedy was killed in a conspiracy, according to Gallup polling, notwithstanding the conclusion of the Warren Commission that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.
Trump revealed a belief in multiple conspiracy theories during the presidential campaign, and became the nation’s most prominent purveyor of the theory that President Obama might not have been born in Hawaii as his birth certificate said.
Obama was born in Hawaii in 1961. Trump admitted in September that ‘President Barack Obama was born in the United States.’
Shortly before the Indiana primary, Trump brought up a National Enquirer story about Rafael Cruz, the father of his chief opponent, Texas Senator Ted Cruz.
The story featured a hazy photograph that it claimed might show Rafael Cruz standing next to JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald.
‘His father was with Lee Harvey Oswald prior to Oswald’s being — you know, shot. I mean, the whole thing is ridiculous,’ Trump said told Fox News. What is this, right prior to his being shot, and nobody even brings it up. They don’t even talk about that. That was reported, and nobody talks about it,’ Trump said.
The records that are still classified are mostly FBI and CIA records, and were gathered by a Assassination Records Review Board. Congress enacted the law calling for the ultimate release of records following public interest around the 1991 Oliver Stone film ‘JFK,’ which heavily promoted the theory that Oswald didn’t act alone.
Among the documents that could get released is a file on CIA-backed Cuban exile group that Oswald may have tried to infiltrate.
Let’s hope that Donald Trump releases the missing JFK files so we can find out more secrets about the assassination. He is the only person that has the power to release the files. And why wouldn’t he release the files? We will finally get to the bottom of JFK assassination.