President Donald J. Trump Tweeted Saturday morning that he will approve the release of sensitive files and documents relating to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
The congressionally set deadline for a president to release the documents is Oct. 26, one day before Trump is slated to visit the city for a fundraiser.
The president’s Tweet leaves some room to maneuver.
Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 21, 2017
It is hard to overestimate the anticipation of this release, as Kennedy’s short administration has been frozen in the American mindset as a golden age, or Camelot, cut short by a mysterious sniper’s bullet, while the young president and his glamorous first lady, Jacqueline B. Kennedy transversed by motorcade through Dallas’s Dealey Plaza on his way to another speech on his tour of Texas.
The Dallas Morning News wrote upon getting the news of the pending release:
Those who are sure that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone are eager for vindication and new jigsaw pieces to fill the void spots in the puzzle. So are those who blame the mob, Fidel Castro, the Soviets or the military-industrial complex.
Lost on neither camp is the fact that the authority to decide which secrets to keep sealed for another decade or more rests with a president known for indulging conspiracy theories.
The release by Oct. 26, 2017 was established in the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992, written and sponsored by Kennedy’s friend Sen. John H. Glenn Jr. (D.-Ohio).
Pelosi May Try to Impeach President Trump AGAIN For Nominating a SCOTUS Judge Before Election
Turning impeachment into a partisan joke.
Nancy Pelosi refused to rule out trying to impeach President Donald Trump AGAIN if he nominates a Supreme Court justice to replace the recently deceased Ruth Bader Ginsberg before the November election.
Pelosi was speaking to corporate news operative George Stephanopoulos on Sunday.
— Richard (@Wildman_AZ) September 20, 2020
“Well, we have our options… We have arrows in our quiver that I’m not about to discuss right now.” Pelosi was speaking about the possibility of impeaching Attorney General Bill Barr as well as Trump, who has increasingly become a source of extreme frustration for D.C. liberals who desire a Justice Department beholden to their policy priorities.
President Trump has confirmed that he plans on nominating a Justice to fill the vacancy, revealing he’s planning on selecting a woman for the court seat at a North Carolina rally over the weekend.
If Trump nominates a justice who is confirmed and goes on to secure a second term in the November presidential election, a hypothetical second impeachment proceeding could set up a truly hilarious scenario. Democrats would be trying to impeach a President who just secured victory in a democratic election, truly going above and beyond in trying to override the decision of the people.
Perhaps the impeachment powers of the House of Representatives are destined to become merely another partisan, political trick utilized by the Democratic Party against any Republican President. This could basically turn the American political system into a de facto parliamentary system in which the opposition party seeks to impeach the head of state on a routine, political basis.
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