Trump Vows Immediate Release Of JFK Files If Elected

In an interview, former President Donald J. Trump promised to make public “the remaining portion” of the confidential data on the killing of former President John F. Kennedy if re-elected.

Trump prolonged the preservation of some papers regarding the 1963 killing and justified the move by stating he had no option. In 2018, Trump imposed a new three-year time limit on releasing the documents. Between ‘21 and ’22, Vice President Joe Biden made public almost 12,000 official government papers.

The government has made available around 4.7 million of the 5 million pages on the assassination. However, some analysts have claimed that the government is still concealing or redacting data that may be used to expose wrongdoing at the CIA or other intelligence organizations.

On November 22, 1963, Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas while traveling in his motorcade. In the decades since Kennedy’s assassination, historians and academics have widely criticized the probe led by Chief Justice Earl Warren, which found that Lee Harvey Oswald, an ex-Marine and communist who resided in the former Soviet Union, operated alone in shooting Kennedy. 

Two days after Kennedy’s assassination, Oswald was killed.

If Trump is re-elected in 2024, he plans to disclose the remaining JFK papers. In the course of the discussion, he said that he had already disclosed a lot and plans to share the rest. The remaining items will be released early in his presidency.

Trump did not mention the possibility that the documents would make the United States appear bad or alarm the people. 

Trump and Biden published documents showing that the CIA had been keeping tabs on suspected Kennedy killer Lee Harvey Oswald while he was in Mexico’s capital in the lead-up to the assassination. Based on these papers, they suggest that Oswald intended to defect to Cuba.

There was also evidence showing that high-ranking government officials discussed planning a false-flag assault against U.S. or ally facilities in order to start a conflict with the former Soviet Union.