When Donald Trump teased the upcoming release of the JFK assassination files:
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
The long anticipated release of the #JFKFiles will take place tomorrow. So interesting!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 25, 2017
There was no shortage of jokes about Ted Cruz. During the primary season, Trump, if you’ll recall, baselessly linked Cruz’s father Rafael to Lee Harvey Oswald.
Well, it looks like we’ll have to wait a little longer to find out what’s in those files:
— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 26, 2017
UPDATE: Are #JFKfiles going to be released today?
— NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) October 26, 2017
More from NBC News:
The U.S. government was in danger Thursday of missing the deadline to release a trove of previously classified records from the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, adding an unexpected twist to a saga already rife with rumors and conspiracies.
The National Archives needs the official approval of President Donald Trump to begin releasing the 35,000 documents online and meet a deadline to divulge the papers set by Congress 25 years ago by The John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act.
But as of Thursday afternoon, the memo specifying which material the CIA, State Department and other agencies still want to keep under wraps had not made it to Trump’s desk, U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News.
Think Ted Cruz had anything to do with that?
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— Eric Hartmane (@erichartmane) October 26, 2017
See, that’s funny right there. We don’t care who you are.
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) October 26, 2017
— RBe (@RBPundit) October 26, 2017