President Donald Trump said on Saturday that, subject to receipt of further information, he planned to allow the opening of long-secret files on the November 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy due for release next week.
Politico magazine earlier quoted Trump administration and other U.S. government officials as saying the president would almost certainly block the release of information from some of the thousands of classified files, which the U.S. National Archives is scheduled to make public by an Oct. 26 deadline.
“Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened,” Trump said in a tweet.
This past Memorial Day marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of John F. Kennedy. The 35th president of the United States, whose life was tragically cut short at age 45, was born on May 29, 1917 in Brookline, Mass. The youngest person elected to the nation’s highest office was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963 — cutting short “Camelot,” as the 1,000 days of the Kennedy presidency became known.
Here is a look back at moments in the life of JFK. (AP/Yahoo News)
See the video: Happy 100th Birthday JFK!