The deadline had loomed overhead as the entire nation has awaited this moment in great anticipation of one of the greatest American stories never told; the release of the John Fitzgerald Kennedy files from the National Archives.
President Trump has refused to extend the 25 year deadline in which the Federal Government and the Intelligence Community has had to choose what to and what not to redact from the American people for the 1963 Assassination of President John F. Kennedy; a man adored by both the right and left and one some have long called <i>the last American President</i>.
JFK was not only loved by all of America, but the travesty of his death has inspired conspiracy theories for half a century plus with almost none believing the narrative given to them by the Federal Government despite the Intelligence Community and Hollywood's attempts to indoctrinate the masses into believing their script.
We’re now excited to announce they the National Archives has uploaded the documents online, which was promised shortly after a Presidential Memo. Let's begin sifting through them as soon now that they're available.
Click Below to Find the Full October 26th, 2017 Release of the JFK Files:
<a href="https://www.archives.gov/research/jfk/2017-release"><h3>National Archives: JFK Files</h3></a>
In that Presidential Memo, the 45th President of the United States of America Donald J. Trump blocked the release of an unknown number of files, saying he had “no choice” but to accept the concerns of agencies such as the FBI and CIA.
For several days President Trump has hyped the release of these impending documents as a victory for the public that would be “so interesting!”
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The long anticipated release of the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/JFKFiles?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#JFKFiles</a> will take place tomorrow. So interesting!</p>— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/923277142271684609?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 25, 2017</a></blockquote>
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On Thursday the President said that that he had to accept the threats to “national security, law enforcement, and foreign affairs concerns” raised by the agencies.
He ordered a new 180-day review for the agencies to reconsider their redactions, meaning another deadline for documents: 26 April 2018.
Officials said they would not comment on conspiracy theories, including some of the claims previously propagated by President Trump, about the father of a sitting senator (Ted Cruz).
“Honestly we’re not going to comment on the content of the files,” the official said. “It’s the practice of the National Archives to leave it up to the researchers.
The Official Memorandum from the 45th President of the United States is as follows:
<blockquote>”The American public expects – and deserves – its Government to provide as much access as possible to the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records (records) so that the people may finally be fully informed about all aspects of this pivotal event. Therefore, I am ordering today that the veil finally be lifted. At the same time, executive departments and agencies (agencies) have proposed to me that certain information should continue to be redacted because of national security, law enforcement, and foreign affairs concerns.”</blockquote>
<blockquote>”I have no choice –today – but to accept those redactions rather than allow potentially irreversible harm to our Nation’s security. To further address these concerns, I am also ordering agencies to re-review each and every one of those redactions over the next 180 days. At the end of that period, I will order the public disclosure of any information that the agencies cannot demonstrate meets the statutory standard for continued postponement of disclosure under section 5(g)(2)(D) of the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992 (44 U.S.C. 2107 note) (the “Act”).”</blockquote>
<blockquote>”Accordingly, by the authority vested in me as President and Commander in Chief by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby certify that all information within records that agencies have proposed for continued postponement under section 5(g)(2)(D) of the Act must be temporarily withheld from full public disclosure until no later than April 26, 2018, to allow sufficient time to determine whether such information warrants continued postponement under the Act.”</blockquote>
<blockquote>”This temporary withholding from full public disclosure is necessary to protect against harm to the military defense, intelligence operations, law enforcement, or the conduct of foreign relations that is of such gravity that it outweighs the public interest in immediate disclosure.”</blockquote>
<blockquote>”I hereby direct all agencies that have proposed postponement of full disclosure to review the information subject to this certification and identify as much as possible that may be publicly disclosed without harm to the military defense, intelligence operations, law enforcement, or conduct of foreign relations.”</blockquote>
<blockquote>”Any agency that seeks to request further postponement beyond this temporary certification shall adhere to the findings of the Act, which state, among other things, that “only in the rarest cases is there any legitimate need for continued protection of such records.” The need for continued protection can only have grown weaker with the passage of time since the Congress made this finding. Accordingly, each agency head should be extremely circumspect in recommending any further postponement of full disclosure of records.”</blockquote>
<blockquote>”Any agency that seeks further postponement shall, no later than March 12, 2018, report to the Archivist of the United States (Archivist) on the specific information within particular records that meets the standard for continued postponement under section 5(g)(2)(D) of the Act. Thereafter, the Archivist shall recommend to me, no later than March 26, 2018, whether the specific information within particular records identified by agencies warrants continued withholding from public disclosure after April 26, 2018.”</blockquote>
<blockquote>”The Archivist is hereby authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.”</blockquote>
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