USA Today reports:
President Trump said Saturday that he will allow more than 3,000 classified files on the JFK assassination to be released next week by the National Archives as ordered by Congress. The classified files were scheduled to be made public by Oct. 26, barring intervention by the president, under the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992.
Most of the document are believed to to be from the 1960s and 1970s, stemming from the 1963 assassination and aftermath. But several dozen were generated by government agencies in the 1990s in apparent response to the conspiracy theories raised by the controversial Oliver Stone film “JFK.”
Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 21, 2017
— Alex Jones (@RealAlexJones) October 20, 2017
Trump will exploit release of JFK files to fan the flames that government can't be trusted and undermine Mueller's indictments.
— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) October 21, 2017
— POLITICO (@politico) October 21, 2017
This would probably be a lot more meaningful if Trump hadn't spread JFK conspiracies about his rival Ted Cruz during the election https://t.co/vMjHqPsOuL
— David Mack (@davidmackau) October 21, 2017
It’s not really funny that the President pushed a fabricated conspiracy about a political rivals family assassinating someone.
— Tim Miller (@Timodc) October 21, 2017