(National Sentinel) Kennedy Assassination: A senior British reporter was told that “big news” was coming some 25 minutes before President John F. Kennedy was shot in Dallas, allegedly by Lee Harvey Oswald, according to never-before-released files that President Donald J. Trump just ordered released.
“The caller said only that the Cambridge News reporter should call the American Embassy in London for some big news and then hung up,” reads the document from former CIA Deputy Director James Angleton, Fox News reports.
The reporter was not identified in the Nov. 26, 1963, report, but had “never received a call of this kind before and MI5 said that he is known to them as a sound and loyal person with no security record,” the document said.
MI5 is Britain’s Security Service, similar to the CIA in the U.S.
After Kennedy’s assassination, the reporter called Cambridge, England, police about the strange call. The police then told MI5. “The important point is that the call was made, according to MI5 calculations, about 25 minutes before the President was shot,” the document noted.
On Thursday, President Donald Trump blocked the release of hundreds of records on the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, in deference to appeals from the FBI and CIA. Meanwhile, the National Archives came out Thursday night with a large cache of other records.
“I have no choice,” Trump said in a memo, citing “potentially irreversible harm” to national security if he were to allow all records to come out now.
Instead, those files are now under a six-month review.
The president was under an Oct. 26 deadline to comply with a 1990s law that mandated the documents’ release unless he believed doing so would harm national security.
Those that were released indicate that federal agents were madly following tips, no matter how thin, in the days after Kennedy’s Nov. 22, 1963, assassination. Agents were balancing rumors and chasing leads all over the world.
A CIA spokesperson told Fox News that the agency had released all but 18,000 of its more than 87,000 documents related to the assassination and promised that the outstanding records would be made available.
The spokesperson added that some of the remaining documents contained redactions that “were undertaken with the intent to protect information in the collection whose disclosure would harm national security — including the names of CIA assets and current and former CIA officers, as well as specific intelligence methods and partnerships that remain viable to protecting the nation today.”
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