President Trump has used the public interest provision of the Executive Order governing classified information to release the House intelligence memo. The President should also release all the remaining withheld JFK assassination related information. The National Archives is still withholding information from approximately 23,000 documents related to the assassination of President Kennedy. Congress has found that the very strong public interest in this material requires it to be released to the public at the earliest moment. Yet the material is still withheld. We call on President Trump to release the withheld JFK related information, consistent with his actions in the case of the House intelligence memo.
The AARC and several JFK assassination researchers also have pending Freedom of Information Act cases which involve the application of Executive Order 13256’s public interest provisions to information that has not been designated as subject to the JFK Act. The President’s public interest finding may benefit disclosure in these cases as well.