President Trump is allowing the release of thousands of never publicly seen government documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The National Archives is set to release the material later this week.
In a tweet Saturday, Trump said "subject to the receipt of further information, I will allow the long blocked and classified JFK files to be opened." Most of the files are said to be from the 1960s and 1970s.
Experts on the Kennedy assassination don't expect the files to contain any major bombshells. And by the way, the 1992 Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act had set a deadline of October 26, 2017 for the release of the documents in question.
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