Adding to years of conspiracy-mongering over the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, President Donald Trump added more fuel to the fire by delaying the release of some of the JFK files after the president promised to let the public have a look.
Late Thursday the White House rolled back plans for full disclosure, instead making only 2,800 records available.
"The National Archives and Records Administration will make approximately 2,800 records available in full for public access today. The remaining records will be released with agency-proposed redactions on a rolling basis in the coming weeks," a White House statement explained. "The President has demanded unprecedented transparency from the agencies and directed them to minimize redactions without delay."
After waiting 54 years, some conspiracy theorists -- as is their custom -- are not buying it and began accusing the usual suspects.
Seems pretty clear - on the JFK files - that the FBI and CIA are mostly doing some CYA.— Kai Ryssdal (@Kai Ryssdal)1509055760.0
Deep State win? About 2,800 JFK records to be released, others delayed, White House says via the @FoxNews App https://t.co/A1NRsMaWWi— Lou Dobbs (@Lou Dobbs)1509056864.0
To be clear any of the 2,800 JFK files with any significance will look like this ⬇️ #JFKPapers #JFKfiles https://t.co/SSX2MlzuHh— 🔸Chris🔸 (@🔸Chris🔸)1509057327.0
"2,800 JFK" JFK & family were much beloved. His assassination threw a nation into shock & mourning. We never knew y he was killed. Now this— Tapestry (@Tapestry)1509061026.0
"2,800 JFK" pheeewww,,glad President Shitgibbon didn't brag about this release before hand..That would have been humiliating!😶— Michael Lerch (@Michael Lerch)1509060934.0
It is the secret ones we want to see. About 2,800 JFK records to be released, others delayed, White House says https://t.co/63g4Y1KzIw— Jason Chaffetz (@Jason Chaffetz)1509060368.0
And a new conspiracy theory was born:
@seanhannity "2,800 JFK" May prove Hillary & Russian was behind JFK assassination ! #LockHerUpNow #lol #cryinglibs !— Coby R (@Coby R)1509060486.0