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'I Have No Choice': Trump Blocks the Release of Hundreds of JFK Files Before Major Unveiling



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President Donald Trump blocked the release of hundreds of records on the John F. Kennedy assassination, bending to CIA and FBI appeals, while the National Archives moved to turn over some 2,800 other records.
“I have no choice,” Trump said in a memo, citing “potentially irreversible harm” to national security if he were to allow all records out now. He was placing those files under a six-month review while letting the 2,800 others come out Thursday evening, racing a deadline to honor a law mandating their release.
Officials say Trump will impress upon federal agencies that “only in the rarest cases” should JFK files stay secret after the six-month review.

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