While in office, Trump released some of the files but not all of them, claiming at the time that it was not possible then because "certain information should continue to be redacted because of identifiable national security, law enforcement, and foreign affairs concerns."
Things have apparently changed, though, as Trump now insists that he will drop the whole kit and caboodle should he beat out Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the late Kennedy's nephew who is running for president as a Democrat in 2024.
"I released a lot, as you know," Trump bragged to The Messenger. "And I will release everything else."
(Related: There has been a lot of talk lately about the Kennedy assassination, including from former congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul.)
It was RFK Jr. who really got the ball rolling on releasing the Kennedy assassination files, having alleged recently that United States intelligence officials may have been involved in his uncle's death.
Trump is apparently responding to this by promising to finish the job he started back during his presidency, when he decided to only release part of the files with heavy redactions.
"I am also ordering agencies to re-review each of those redactions over the next three years," Trump stated in 2018 about the matter.
"At any time during that review period, and no later than the end of that period, agencies shall disclose information that no longer warrants continued withholding."
It was actually then-President George H.W. Bush who in 1992, following a stint as director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), signed into law a measure stipulating that all JFK-related documents be made public. This has yet to fully happen.
The Biden regime has been particularly resistant to releasing them, failing to follow through with what Trump started but never finished, and with what Bush required with his signature on the legal measure.
The Biden regime has, however, released more than 13,000 records that include information about suspect Lee Harvey Oswald and the time he spent in Mexico City.
Oswald, a former Marine and onetime defector to the Soviet Union, was arrested and charged with JFK's assassination right before he was murdered by nightclub owner Jack Ruby, who some suspect was a mob associate. Several years later, Ruby died while in prison.
There are still about 4,300 additional records that remain redacted, but according to the CIA these are not important.
"We believe all CIA records substantively related to [former CIA agent George] Joannides were previously released, with only minor redactions, such as CIA employees' names and locations," the agency claimed in a new release, adding that "tremendous progress" has been made.
RFK Jr., meanwhile, has been grabbing the most headlines with his public claim that the CIA is directly responsible for his uncle's murder, and that the evidence supporting this claim is "overwhelming."
"I think it's beyond a reasonable doubt at this point," Kennedy Jr. told radio host John Catsimatidis on WABC 770 back in early May. "The evidence is overwhelming that the CIA was involved in the murder, and in the cover-up."
In many ways, Kennedy Jr. is the new populist candidate, much like Trump was when he ran against Hillary Clinton and won – except Kennedy Jr. is running as a Democrat against Joe Biden, while Trump plans to run again as a Republican.
Both are outsider candidates vying for the populist vote against their respective establishment parties, so which one do you think stands a better chance at winning?
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