Everyone over the age of 10 remembers where they were on November 22, 1963. We remember the weekend that followed–all the rock ‘n roll stations on the radio played classical music as the nation mourned. It was an event that shook the conscience of America–how could anyone do that? John F. Kennedy was a President most Americans revered. No one believed it was possible that someone would try to kill him. Fifty-eight years later, our government has still not released the files on the assassination. Why?
The Dallas Morning News posted an article on October 25th of this year that stated the following:
In spring 2018, then-President Donald Trump delayed release of Kennedy assassination files for another 3 1/2 years – files the FBI and CIA had pleaded to keep under wraps.
The new deadline is Tuesday. But historians and conspiracy buffs will have to keep waiting, and some aren’t happy, including Kennedy kin.
Late Friday, the White House issued a memorandum declaring the deadline will not be met because of delays related to COVID-19.
“Unfortunately, the pandemic has had a significant impact” on the National Archives and on assorted agencies and departments seeking to keep archivists from releasing some of their files, the memo reads. “Making these decisions is a matter that requires a professional, scholarly, and orderly process; not decisions or releases made in haste.”
Biden promised an “intensive” review over the next year, with some records released between Dec. 15 and the end of the year, and a “comprehensive release in late 2022.”
In 1992, Congress set a 25-year deadline for releasing remaining documents stemming from John F. Kennedy’s murder in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963.
…“It’s an outrage. It’s an outrage against American democracy. We’re not supposed to have secret governments within the government,” said Robert F. Kennedy Jr., whose own father was also assassinated. “How the hell is it 58 years later, and what in the world could justify not releasing these documents?”
His cousin, former Rhode Island congressman Patrick Kennedy, whose father Ted Kennedy served for decades in the Senate, echoed impatience to help the public understand “something that left such a scar in this nation’s soul.”
When the deadline set by Congress in 1992 arrived on Oct. 26, 2017, Trump had been in office for nine months. He gave federal agencies a six-month extension to plead the case for keeping selected records sealed on the basis of national security.
The FBI and CIA in particular had pressed for more time.
Please follow the link above to read the entire article. It’s time Americans knew exactly what happened. Keeping these files secret creates a fertile field for conspiracy theories. What is the government hiding?