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Dallas, Nov. 22, 1963. Photo: Jim Altgens / AP

President Trump tweeted his plan to allow the release of National Archives files on the JFK assassination after chatting by phone Thursday with his on-again, off-again outside adviser, Roger Stone, who wrote "The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ."

  • To get a sense of what he had told Trump, I asked Stone what he expects to learn from the trove. Stone thinks the main takeaway will be that Lee Harvey Oswald's ties to the CIA and FBI were "longer and more extensive" than has been proven.
  • I then asked if the documents could cause chaos: "No. ... Everyone is involved is dead ... [T]he American people like transparency."
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