Actually, the release of the CIA and Federal Bureau of Investigation documents has been scheduled for a quarter of a century by law (the Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act), but according to reports, some in the intelligence community had suggested keeping at least some of the documents under wraps for national security purposes, a power the President has.
The president tweeted Saturday morning that he will allow the release "subject to the release of further information".
White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters told the magazine because some of the records within the thousands of pages of information were not created until decades later, they needed to be reviewed to guarantee there would be no "identifiable harm" to national security if they were to be made public.
That deadline was set in 1992, when Congress passed the JFK Assassination Records Collection Act.
In May 2016, while on the presidential campaign trail, Trump gave an interview to Fox News strongly accusing the father of his GOP primary opponent Sen. Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested for the crime, but he was never prosecuted due to his murder by Jack Ruby two days later.
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"No reason 2 keep hidden anymore", Grassley tweeted earlier this month.
Phil Shenon, who wrote a book about the Warren Commission, the congressional body that investigated Kennedy's killing, said he was pleased with Trump's decision to release the documents.
Trump can withhold the release of certain documents if he believes their release could pose harm to USA intelligence, law enforcement, the military or U.S. foreign relations. "But anybody who thinks this is going to turn the case on its head and suddenly show that there were three or four shooters at Dealey Plaza - it's not the case". Phillips, Morley said, oversaw the agency's operations against Cuban president Fidel Castro and was deeply familiar with the CIA's surveillance of Oswald in Mexico City.
"They tried seven times and they couldn't even wound him".
The Washington Post reported that a number officials at various security agencies, however, are urging the President not to release some of the papers, which are being held by the National Archives and Records Administration.
That conclusion, however, has not satisfied many conspiracy theorists.