Grassley backs releasing JFK assassination files


The only person standing in its way is Trump who-as President of the United States-has the power to block the files' release as stipulated by the law.

It's a dream come true for history buffs-thousands of previously-classified files related to that day in Dallas, 1963, are being made public this week.

"Thank you. This is the correct decision". But it's unlikely the documents will contain any big revelations on a tragedy that has stirred conspiracy theories for decades, Judge John Tunheim told The Associated Press last month.

A National Security Council official said government agencies were urging the president not to release some of the documents. "But what the files are doing and why they're important to come out is they fill in the history of the case and show us how the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Central Intelligence Agency repeatedly hid the evidence".

"All the secrecy just feeds people's suspicions that the government has something to hide and adds fuel to conspiracy theories", Gerald Posner, author of "Case Closed: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK", recently told the Dallas Morning News. Lee Harvey Oswald shouldn't have been a country mile of the presidential motorcade.

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President Donald Trump is planning to release the JFK files, "subject to further information". Earlier this month, Iowa Senator Charles Grassley introduced a resolution in the U.S. Senate urging Trump to make a full public release of all remaining records related to Kennedy's death almost 54 years ago.

Galloway said: "I have always believed that the deep state of the U.S. which is trying now to suppress these files is implicated somehow in this atrocious murder".

captionPresident Trump said he will allow the release of the JFK files, which gained popularity in 1991 after Oliver Stone's film "JFK."Much of the public stayed in the dark about the presence of these files until Oliver Stone's 1991 film "JFK", in which a closing statement told the public about the secret documents".

When the Archives do release the files, it has said it'll do so all at once - putting to rest some questions the American public may have about Kennedy's murder, but no doubt raising many more.

Among those documents was a 1975 internal Central Intelligence Agency memo that questioned whether Oswald became motivated to kill Kennedy after reading an AP article in a newspaper that quoted Fidel Castro as saying "U.S. leaders would be in danger if they helped in any attempt to do away with leaders of Cuba".