Former President Donald Trump said Monday he’s ready to release all remaining files related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
“I released a lot, as you know. And I will release everything else,” former Trump said of the JFK files, in an interview Monday with The Messenger.
This comes after Robert F. Kennedy Jr., nephew of the late President Kennedy, blamed the CIA for his uncle’s assassination in 1963.
The Democratic presidential candidate made the controversial remarks during an interview with John Catsimatidis on his WABC 770 AM show Cats Roundtable in early May.
“I think there is overwhelming evidence that the CIA was involved in his murder,” Kennedy said.
“I think it’s beyond reasonable doubt at this point,” he said. “The evidence is overwhelming that the CIA was involved in the murder and in the cover-up.”
The President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992 states that government records concerning the death of JFK “should be eventually disclosed to enable the public to become fully informed about the history surrounding the assassination.”
During Trump’s time in office, he released some documents but not all the records.
In a statement released in 2018, Trump said, “I agree with the Archivist’s recommendation that the continued withholdings are necessary to protect against identifiable harm to national security, law enforcement, or foreign affairs that is of such gravity that it outweighs the public interest in immediate disclosure.”
“I am also ordering agencies to re-review each of those redactions over the next three years,” he said.
About 4,300 records remain redacted, according to the CIA.
When interviewed by The Messenger, Trump was asked about whether the public has anything to worry about if the records harm America’s international reputation.
“Well, I don’t want to comment on that. But I will tell you that I have released a lot. I will release the remaining portion very early in my term,” Trump said.
Kennedy Jr. filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to run as a Democratic candidate for president in April.