Trump says he will let JFK assassination documents be released

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While most of the investigative information on Kennedy's death has been released by the National Archives over the years, a small batch of files remain locked away and Trump is the only one who can authorise their release. "What happened with the assassination of John F. Kennedy is still, parts of it, a mystery".

Congress mandated back in 1992 that all the assassination documents should be released within 25 years, but Trump had the power to block them on the grounds that making them public would harm intelligence or military operations, law enforcement or public relations.

There are more than 3,000 documents that have never been seen by the public and more than 30,000 that have been previously released but with redactions. Kennedy was 46 and remains one of the most admired United States presidents.

Some Kennedy assassination researchers think that the trove could shed light on a key question that President Lyndon B. Johnson tried to unsuccessfully put to rest in 1963.

"You know, his father was with Lee Harvey Oswald prior to Oswald's being, you know, shot", Mr Trump told Fox News in an interview in May 2016, as he battled the Texas senator for the nomination.

Conspiracy theorists have long pointed out the inconsistencies in the numerous reports, studies and commissions done since the November 1963 assassination as proof that America wasn't getting the full story.

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"I mean, the whole thing is ridiculous. But I think it's awful".

The President, no stranger to conspiracy theories himeslf, may also have a personal interest in some of the released documents.

Despite serious questions about the official inquest, and theories purporting that organized crime, Cuba or a cabal of USA security agents was involved, conspiracy theorists have yet to produce conclusive proof Oswald acted in consort with anyone. JFK files have been hidden too long'.

'Yesterday I had the opportunity to make the case directly to the president of the United States by phone as to why I believe it is essential that he release the balance of the now redacted and classified JFK assassination documents, ' Stone said.

Trump's tweet appears as though he's leaning towards a complete release documents, but The Post reported that he may stop short of fully disclosing all the information if the security establishment provides good cause.