Will the imminent publication of the latest documents concerning the assassination of young President John F. Kennedy in November 1963 put an end to the multiplicity of conspiracy theories? This is far from certain, but by allowing it, Donald Trump could help illuminate a tragic event that continues to fascinate America
More than 50 years after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, many Americans, 61% according to a 2013 poll, still doubt Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone on November 22, 1963, in Dallas.
After the release of Oliver Stone’s JFK (1991), which supported the theory of a conspiracy perpetrated by the “milieu” (organized crime), Congress, in order to stop the new wave of speculation, passed a law authorizing publishing some documents but blocking others for 25 years.
It was in a tweet that Donald Trump announced that unless he received new information, he would authorize the publication of the latest secret documents on the assassination of his distant predecessor.
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
Ted Cruz’s father involved, believes Donald Trump
These documents are under seal until Thursday, October 26. Donald Trump could, however – for reasons of national security – block some sensitive texts. Historians and analysts, even if they do not expect big revelations, do not want it, because that, they say, would continue to fuel suspicions.
The New York magnate during his campaign joined the cohort of conspiracy theorists: citing information from a tabloid, the National Enquirer, he said in a telephone interview with Fox News that the father of his rival, Senator Ted Cruz, of Cuban origin, was seen alongside the Dallas shooter:
” His father was with Lee Harvey Oswald before Oswald was, you know, shot. ”
Adam Schiff, elected Democrat, humorously replying to Trump’s tweet announcing the release of secret documents, asks if there will be any revelations about Ted Cruz’s father!