Apr 28, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Trump could withhold 3,600 secret JFK files

Jim Altgens / AP

An estimated 3,600 secret files about the assassination of JFK will be released to the public on Oct. 26 — unless President Trump decides to keep them sealed.

The JFK Act of 1992 sealed all federal documents related to Kennedy's death after Oliver Stone's movie JFK sparked public interest.

Under the law, all the documents are to be released in full on the 25th anniversary of when it was enacted unless the President believes doing so causes more harm than good.

Trump and JFK conspiracies: During the election, Trump promoted a National Enquirer article that linked Ted Cruz's father to Lee Harvey Oswald based on a 1963 photo, despite no evidence to support his claim.

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