•   
  •   
  •   

Politics JFK assassination documents: White House issues memo postponing disclosure, citing Covid

07:50  23 october  2021
07:50  23 october  2021 Source:   cnn.com

US to reopen land borders to vaccinated tourists; Florida county faces fine for vaccine requirement: COVID updates

  US to reopen land borders to vaccinated tourists; Florida county faces fine for vaccine requirement: COVID updates Starting next month, the United States will allow fully-vaccinated foreign nationals to cross its land borders for non-essential purposes.The change would allow foreign tourists to enter the U.S. through land or ferry ports for the first time since March 2020. Government officials have not yet announced a date for the policy change but said it will take place in "early November," in tandem with the country's updated international air travel system.

The White House announced late Friday that it would further postpone the release of more documents related to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, pointing to the "significant impact" of the Covid-19 pandemic.

John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the US, and his wife Jackie Kennedy travelling in the presidential motorcade at Dallas, before his assassination. © Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the US, and his wife Jackie Kennedy travelling in the presidential motorcade at Dallas, before his assassination.

President Joe Biden issued a memo that said the national archivist recommended he "'direct two public releases of the information that has ultimately 'been determined to be appropriate for release to the public.'" The first will be an "interim release" later this year, with a second, "more comprehensive release in late 2022," the memo said.

Over 25% of Americans are no longer living in high-transmission counties: Live COVID-19 updates

  Over 25% of Americans are no longer living in high-transmission counties: Live COVID-19 updates More than one-quarter of Americans are now living in a county that no longer has high levels of community transmission of coronavirus. COVID updates.That's a major change from earlier in the pandemic wave driven by the delta variant, when every state was considered to have high levels of community transmission, which the CDC says is 100 cases per 100,000 people per week.

The memo said that the Covid-19 pandemic has slowed down the process of reviewing whether redactions continue to meet the "statutory standard."

Kennedy's assassination prompted a whirlwind of questions from the public and researchers, plenty of conspiracy theories and reflexive secrecy from the government.

Over the years, millions of documents have become public, offering researchers an opportunity to pore over not only records related to the Kennedy assassination, but also a variety of other topics, from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and slaying to pivotal moments in the Cold War.

In 2018, former President Donald Trump extended the deadline for the public release of the assassination files to 2021, citing "identifiable harm to national security, law enforcement, or foreign affairs." Trump's move came on the deadline he previously imposed in 2017 for the full release of the files -- barring national security and privacy concerns -- after the 25-year-in-the-making deadline imposed by the John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act, signed by President George H.W. Bush, came to pass.

DOJ talked with White House before issuing 'domestic terrorism' school protest memo

  DOJ talked with White House before issuing 'domestic terrorism' school protest memo The Justice Department spoke with the White House about the National School Boards Association letter likening parent protests to “domestic terrorism” before then issuing its memo on alleged violence and intimidation, while the White House was in talks with the NSBA about the letter prior to its publishing. © Provided by Washington Examiner Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday testified that he thought it was “appropriate” for the White House to be pushing NSBA’s letter to DOJ.

Trump's 2018 memorandum accompanied a release of about 19,000 documents by the National Archives in compliance with the records law and Trump's order the previous year. Many of the documents released then contained redactions, and they joined the massive trove of assassination records that already have been made public.

The records' further release has been highly anticipated, with Biden's memo stating that they "shall be withheld from full public disclosure until December 15, 2022."

The national archivist also noted to the administration that "making these decisions is a matter that requires a professional, scholarly, and orderly process; not decisions or releases made in haste."

Vikings' Kirk Cousins, Nate Stanley expected to return Thursday from COVID-19 list .
Yahoo Sports senior NBA writer Vincent Goodwill joined the Posted Up with Chris Haynes podcast to discuss New York's signings in the first two days of free agency, and why they could setting the table for a trade to get Damian Lillard from the Portland Trail Blazers. Hear the full conversation on the Posted Up with Chris Haynes podcast. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen.

usr: 4
This is interesting!