President John F. Kennedy waves about a minute before he was shot dead in Dallas on November 22, 1
After President Trump vowed to publicize everything last year Following long dossiers on the murder of JFK, the government announced Thursday that some documents will be held back until October 2021 for national security reasons ,
In a White House memorandum, Trump said the intelligence agencies would convince him to keep some documents secret because their exposure could harm "identifiable national security, law enforcement, and foreign affairs."
Trump gave the CIA, the FBI and other authorities a deadline until April 24 to release the last remaining documents relating to the investigation into President Kennedy's assassination by Lee Harvey Oswald on November 22, 1963 in Dallas , Last year, Trump, who once proposed Senator Ted Cruz's father to play a role in the assassination, pledged to publish the entire five million pages of records, most of which were available since the late 1990s ,
Subject to receiving further information, as President, I will allow the long-blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened. " Trump tweeted on October 21, 2017. Six days later, he promised," By strict agreement with General Kelly, the CIA, and other authorities, I will file ALL the JFK files except the names and addresses of all the persons mentioned Still alive, publish. "
On Thursday morning, it was unclear how many records would be kept secret.The President approved the disclosure of 19,045 documents available on the National Archives website.
Trump said the next date for the release of further documents would be October 26, 2021.
"The need for continued protection can be" Trump wrote:
Rex Bradford, president of the Mary Ferrell Foundation, which prosecutes the JFK files, said he was still out Not sure what was held back and had to spend time checking the latest version of documents to see if they had a large or small amount of Reda ctions included. He said he did a quick "spot check" on Thursday morning and was surprised to see fewer clippings than previous releases.
"I checked a couple of dozen files and there were certainly many, but they tended to be names and short phrases," Bradford said.
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