>> President Trump ordered the release on Thursday of some, but not all, of the secret documents in the JFK files. Senior Whitehouse official said the President held back some documents pertaining to the 1963 assassination of President J F Kennedy for further review after requests from the FBI and the CIA.
Trump's decision meant the National Archives will shortly release 2,800 previously secret documents, with more to follow. According to officials, the President ordered a 180-day review be held, so that government agencies could look again at the remaining documents and justify why any should be withheld. Trump had touted the release, which was authorized by Congress 25 years ago, writing on Twitter that they were, quote, very interesting.
Which would explain why, according to officials, Trump was reluctant to agree to agency requests to hold back thousands of documents.