Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) The 1992 JFK Assassination Records Collection Act* stipulated that ALL information collected on the assassination "be released within 25 years--barring any exceptions designated by the president."
That designated time period elapsed on October 26, 2017, but "bending to appeals from the CIA and FBI," President Donald J. Trump called for a six month review.
Deb Riechmann of the Associated Press reports that while 19,000 records were released by the National Archives this past Thursday an "undisclosed amount of material remains under wraps."
The President says the reason is "potential harm to...national security." Mr. Trump has asked federal agencies, including the CIA, to take the next 3 years "to see what more can be released."
Riechmann writes that JFK researcher Larry Sabato believes "it might be 100 years after the assassination before everyone has a more complete picture of what happened."
As for the most recently released files, one includes this statement from ex-CIA officer David Atlee Phillips**...
"Lee Harvey Oswald didn't miss, and the American public doesn't want to believe that one man could murder Camelot."
*JFK Assassination Records Collection Act provided for the expeditious disclosure of records relevant to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy & was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on October 26, 1992.
**David Atlee Phillips (1922-1988) was born in Fort Worth, Texas & educated at the College of William & Mary. DAP served in the US Army Air Force in WWII & was a CIA officer for 25 years rising to chief of operations in the Western Hemisphere.
"Trump boasted he'd open all JFK files, but now says he can't", by Deb Riechmann, Associated Press, The Knoxville News-Sentinel, April 29, 2018, www.knoxnews.com/
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