Israeli mentalist and illusionist Uri Geller has claimed he knew about the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, who was believed to have been shot dead by former U.S. Marine Lee Harvey Oswald. Geller joined the Israeli Army at the age of 18, a year after the president’s assassination.

Papers released in 2000 also show that he met with several  Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officers in the '70s to check if his apparent telepathic skills could have a military use, The Jerusalem Post reported. However, Geller has now claimed he might also be a part of the new set of JFK assassination files that would be released this week, as announced by President Donald Trump on Twitter on Saturday.

He claimed he helped out various secret services during his career as a performer. Geller shared a post on Facebook speaking about the same on Sunday. 

“I was already in Mexico City at the time. … Besides other assignments I had in Mexico City, for the CIA, which is well documented in my biographies and autobiographies, a CIA agent in Mexico City tasked me among other assignments, with investigating whether Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone or had accomplices — including the backing of sub-national organisations such as the Mafia or international organisations such as the Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti translated into English as Committee for State Security (KGB)," he wrote.

According to a report published by The Sun, Oswald visited the Russian embassy in Mexico City as he wished to travel to the  Soviet Union, officially known as the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), a country he wished to live in. Geller claimed he was asked to look into the theory that Oswald was carrying out instructions from the Soviet Union, which were delivered to him at the embassy. 

Geller also said that what he discovered during his quest was quite shocking. “I wonder if I will also feature in the JFK files about to be released, as I did in the released CIA documents in January — or whether my involvement will be redacted, or totally left out because of the information I delivered to the agent in Mexico City. If this is the case, sadly I will never be able to reveal what I discovered because it is quite shocking," he wrote. 

Geller also claimed to have met Jackie Kennedy to share his discoveries. “I also met Jackie Kennedy at her apartment in New York. She had some involvement with the book URI that was written about me by Andrija Puharich, who had links to the CIA. I relayed these findings to her since she was absolutely determined to discover the truth.” 

Born in Israel on Dec. 20, 1946, Geller is an illusionist, magician, television personality, and self-proclaimed psychic. He is best known for his trademark performances of spoon bending among other illusions. His career spans more than four decades. 

His Facebook post comes just a day after POTUS announced on Twitter that he would release the final batch of thousands of classified government documents related to the 1963 assassination. 

Though the contents of the documents are protected and there is no information as to what the unreleased documents may contain, researchers have claimed they would not expect anything surprising that would alter the official narrative of the assassination, which was delivered by the Warren Commission in 1964 and said that Oswald acted alone. 

President Kennedy was believed to have been shot by a 24-year-old Oswald, a former U.S. Marine, and communist sympathizer.

Two days after the assassination, Oswald was said to have been killed by a nightclub owner, Jack Ruby, thus sparking decades of conspiracy theories over an alleged cover-up.