More than half a century after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, the government is releasing a trove of files about his death. What will be in the unsealed files? Will they actually be released as promised? And most of all, is there a smoking gun?
Gerald Posner, an investigative journalist and the author of “Case Closed: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK,” talked about what we should expect to find in the documents if they are released as scheduled this Thursday.
“The gift is every word and every document that the CIA and everybody fought for so many years to keep sealed,” he said of the release.
Don’t get too excited though – Posner scoffed at the idea that we’ll discover some huge government conspiracy in the files.
“If there had been a massive plot at the highest government levels, the last place you’re going to find evidence of it is … at the National Archives,” he said.