JFK 2022: Beyond the Trump-Biden Legacy
The law set a deadline; two presidents blew it. Who you going to call?
[This is Part 2 of JFK Facts’ recap of assassinated-related news in 2022. Click here for Part I, JFK 2022: A New Story Emerging.]
In the spring of 2022, the directors of the Mary Ferrell Foundation convened for desultory conversations over Zoom about the latest developments in the JFK story which were: not much.
As usual, foundation president Rex Bradford was adding amazing tools to the Mary Ferrell site. (Check out the The JFK Database Explorer. All future scholars of the Kennedy presidency will rely on on it.) Bill Simpich, an affable firebrand attorney from San Francisco, was talking about suing somebody, anybody, to get some action on enforcing the JFK Records Act. Researcher Larry Hancock offered a bevy of intriguing ideas about records related to CIA Cuban operations that are missing from the JFK collection. Deb Conway, founder of JFK Lancer, wanted to reach the next generation.
For my part, I was stumped: how do you force the U.S. government to obey a law that U.S. government agencies don’t want to obey?
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