Voters Demand Biden Release Records Of Who?

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

According to a new poll, around 70 percent of voters want President Joe Biden to follow through with a promise he made last year to release the final part of JFK assassination records on Dec. 15.

Currently, approximately 16,000 containing government secrets regarding the assassination are still hidden even though close to 60 years have passed. Forty-four of those records could also bring out a lot of information on the covert Cuba-related CIA program involving Lee Harvey Oswald which took place less than four months before President John F. Kennedy was shot. This information came from Jefferson Morley, vice president of the nonpartisan Mary Ferrell Foundation, the nation’s largest online source of JFK assassination records. The group in October sued Biden in order to get some of these documents released.

The federal suit came a year after Biden said that the documents would not be released until December of this year, as many federal agencies had convinced him to delay the release. Former President Donald Trump had originally postponed the disclosure in 2017. That would have been the year when those records should have been released in accordance with the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992. However, at the time Congress unanimously passed the delay as a response to Oliver Stone’s Oscar-nominated film “JFK.”