After nearly 54 years of questions and conspiracy theories, the world may finally learn all that was officially recorded about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
"Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened", Trump tweeted.
Jefferson Morley, a former Post reporter who has studied the Kennedy assassination records for years, said the last tranche of material is also intriguing because it contains files on senior Central Intelligence Agency officials from the 1960s - officers well aware of Oswald's activities in the days before the assassination.
Bush's 1992 law set October 26, 2017 as the date by which the National Archives must release all records in full, unless a future president blocks their release. Following Kennedy's murder, more than 30,000 government documents - totaling millions of pages - have been incrementally released to the public, although many of them have been redacted or only partially released. The agencies will not say whether they have appealed to the president to keep the records under wraps.
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Even Trump has accused America of plotting his predecessor's death, telling Fox News in 2016 that he believed the father of Republican Senator Ted Cruz had consorted with Oswald right before the shooting.
Stone tweeted Saturday morning that he urged Trump to release the classified documents.
They are interested, however, to see if any new details emerge over Lee Harvey Oswald, Kennedy's assassin, activities in Mexico in the fall of 1963. No one knows exactly what information is contained in the files; the only guide is an index that vaguely lists the contents of the secret documents.
There is some doubt whether Trump will follow through with allowing the National Archives to dispense the documents in full. Still a small portion, about 3,100 documents created inside the CIA, FBI and Justice Department, have been held back until now. Morley said Harvey led the agency's assassinations operations and feuded constantly with Kennedy's brother, Robert F. Kennedy, over the administration's crisis with Cuba. "It sheds very bad light on the deep state", he said. "There might be stuff on why we were interested in the Cuban consulate, how we surveilled the consulate, how we did our audio work, and how did we recruit spies there?"