After his viral CNN town hall, Donald Trump continues to give interviews to support his third presidential bid, this time for 2024. In an interview with The Messenger, he gave his opinion about his appearance on CNN and, at the same time, discussed other things, among them being a hot topic that will turn 60 years old in a few months.
The tycoon specifically referred to the murder of John F. Kennedy, which occurred on November 22, 1963. Should Trump return to the White House for a second non-consecutive term, he assured that he would disclose all remaining documents. “I released a lot, as you know. And I will release everything else,” he said.
The former president refused to comment when asked if there was anything interesting in the documents still in storage. “But I will tell you that I have released a lot. I will release the remaining portion very early in my term,” he slipped.
While in office, Trump released some documents, although many must have remained hidden. As the Administration communicated at the time, “certain information must continue to be suppressed due to identifiable national security, law enforcement and foreign affairs concerns.”
What are they hiding?
Joe Biden disclosed some additional documents at the end of 2022. A total of 13,000 records saw the light of day last December, although some believe the riveting information must be in the missing ones. Days before these revelations, Jefferson Morley, vice president of the Mary Ferrell Foundation, shared his theory about the papers still withheld about the JFK assassination. For him, these would refer to a covert CIA program involving Cuba and Lee Harvey Oswald.
“What are they hiding? There are 44 documents that we know exist related to assassinations but have not been published. And they relate to covert programs that George Joannides was involved in,” Morley said, referring to a man who headed an anti-Fidel Castro group who came into contact with Oswald while connected to a pro-Castro group.
“There was authorized operational activity around Oswald prior to the assassination. And that’s what’s in these withheld documents.[...] We’re talking about smoking-gun proof of a CIA operation involving Lee Harvey Oswald,” he added in December 2022.
In times of much political polarization, wanting to know what happened on November 22, 1963, is something that unites most Americans. For example, a recent NBC News poll found that more than 70% of voters want President Biden to order the release of the remaining JFK assassination records.
The Robert Kennedy Jr. theory
Kennedy’s nephew pretty much agrees with Morley. A current Democrat presidential candidate, Robert Kennedy Jr. has the same suspicion about the CIA. “There is overwhelming evidence that the CIA was involved in his assassination. I think it’s beyond reasonable doubt at this point,” he said in an interview with WABC 770 radio in early May.
“The evidence is overwhelming that the CIA was involved in the assassination and in the cover-up,” he continued in the interview with journalist John Catsimatidis.