Donald Trump has blocked the release of some of the 'JFK Assassination Files' 4 years ago

Donald Trump has blocked the release of some of the 'JFK Assassination Files'

The long classified files are going to be classified a little longer...

Earlier this week, Donald Trump announced that he would be de-classifying the so-called 'JFK Assassination Files' and releasing them to the public.


In fact, this was on the tail-end of a ruling made back in 1992, when it was ruled by Congress that all assassination documents be released within 25 years.

It is said that this decision came to be off the back of Oliver Stone's JFK movie in 1991, the public perception of an all-reaching conspiracy urging the government to take action.


Now, essentially 25 years to day, they have been released.

However, some of those files are being kept classified, as Trump told White House staff that he had no choice but to keep them that way for the sake of national security.


While the files were due to be released, Trump did maintain the power to block any or all of them on the grounds that making them public would harm intelligence or military operations, law enforcement or foreign relations.

Trump stated that he will have the unreleased files further reviewed for the next six months.

Larry Sabato, a historian at the University Of Virginia, announced what he perceived to be the reaction of the rest of the government to Trump's decision: