President Donald J. Trump announced via Twitter Saturday evening that after consultation with Chief of Staff General John Kelly as well as other experts, he has decided to release the remaining JFK assassination classified files.
After strict consultation with General Kelly, the CIA and other Agencies, I will be releasing ALL #JFKFiles other than the names and...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 28, 2017
...addresses of any mentioned person who is still living. I am doing this for reasons of full disclosure, transparency and...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 28, 2017
...in order to put any and all conspiracy theories to rest.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 28, 2017
Last weekend, President Trump announced his decision to release the majority of remaining JFK documents, but hundreds were sealed for national security reasons.
As I noted last week, 25 years ago, Congress passed the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992 which ordered the acting commander-in-chief to release all JFK files by October 26, 2017, barring any threat to national intelligence or security.
On Thursday, President Trump officially released most of the documents but some remained under wraps. This led to speculation there was more potentially damaging information to the United States government's handling of the investigation into the death of President John F. Kennedy.
As President Trump said in his tweets, he hopes the increased transparency will put to bed any of those speculations.