Federal Judge: CIA “Treachery” Regarding Still-Classified JFK Files
CIA treachery? Shocking!
Well, that’s according to Federal Judge John Tunheim, as featured in a Boston Globe story on the “trove” of secret files still being withheld by the US Government fifty years after JFK was murdered in Dealey Plaza.
How would Judge Tunheim know about this trove of treachery?
It just so happens that he’s the former chair of the Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB), the declassification project created in the aftermath of Oliver Stone’s JFK and the public outrage it sparked. From the Globe:
The so-called 1992 JFK Records Act, the law that established Tunheim’s records review board, stipulated that all the files have to be released by October 2017 unless the president of the United States grants permission to keep them secret — something many researchers fear could happen if there isn’t more public pressure.
And time is running out for the government. Those ultra-secret secrets regarding Kennedy’s public execution have long been coveted by researchers and critics of the Warren Commission. Their desire to see them is directly proportional to the government’s unwillingness to let even the ARRB see them:
The National Archives and Records Administration, which is tasked with working with the agencies that originally generated the files, reports that some 1,100 distinct documents that Tunheim and his team did not have access to remain shielded from public view.
Interesting to note that many of the defenders of the surveillance state, the Patriot Act and the NSA’s uber alles style of spying often sing out that tired little ditty: “If you are not doing anything wrong, then you have nothing to worry about.”
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