U.S. Embassy New Delhi / Flickr President John F Kennedy...
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Donald Trump announced earlier in the week that the JFK fileswould be released today, to the consternation of the CIA and theFBI. It was announced today that only 2,800 of the total fileswould be released, and that the rest will be released on an ongoingbasis, with appropriate redactions. According to a former CIAagent, there’s a very good reason for this. RawStory:

“I’m going to bet this is about protecting people,” [former CIAagent Phil] Mudd explained. “It’s not about whether there’s a plotthat the American people don’t understand. It’s people. Back afterthis assassination, you can guarantee that the FBI and CIA were talking toeverybody they knew overseas in countries like Russia,Cuba, Mexico, about what happened and whether they had informationin these foreign governments about the assassin. Thoseconversations might have been with government officials and mighthave been with paid informants.”

He went on to explain that those informants might still be aliveand unaware that they’re cited in the documents about to bereleased.

“It’s not that simple, though. What do you tell a child, ‘We’regoing to reveal that your dad was a spy for the CIA?’” Muddwondered, implying families of informants might also not have beeninformed. “And finally, information. What if there is informationreleased about someone in Latin America about Lee Harvey Oswald andit’s so specific that that government can say I know decades agowho would have provided that to the Americans. I think the debate,the bottom line, is about protecting identities so the Americanskeep to the people who provided information in the 1960s.”

Of course it goes without saying that this move today is beingconstrued differently by many and conspiracy theories, here wego:

Maybe Ted Cruz managed to quash the information about his fatherkilling JFK;  although the smart money says that what reallyhappened is that Elvis killed JFK and Ted Cruz’ father killedElvis, and that was after Big Foot faked the moon landing.Plausible, no? /s

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