Former President Donald Trump has announced that should he be reelected in 2024, he’d release all files related to the assassination of former President John F. Kennedy.
Trump’s statement came after Democratic challenger Robert F. Kennedy Jr. revealed last week that there was “overwhelming” evidence to suggest the CIA was involved in the murder of his uncle.
Speaking To The Messenger, a nonpartisan publication, Trump explained that he had already “released a lot” about JFK but suggested he’d be releasing all documents pertaining to the assassination.
In 2018, the Trump administration wrote in a memo that documents related to the JFK assassination was to be withheld because some information should continue being redacted since it related to “identifiable national security, law enforcement” and foreign relations concerns.
In the memo, Trump agreed with the archivist’s “recommendation,” adding that the information would remain withheld to protect against foreseeable harm to national security, law enforcement, or foreign relations so severe as to outweigh “the public interest in immediate disclosure.”
Trump also directed agencies to revisit all of these adjustments within the next three years.
The memo suggests that agencies must disclose information that no longer warrants withholding any time during, but not later than, the three years.
Before leaving Fox News, reporter Tucker Carlson relayed speaking with someone who had direct knowledge of the JFK assassination.
The former Fox News host queried if the CIA was involved in the assassination, to which the source responded in the affirmative, claiming the events
were “all fake.”