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January 1, National Archives Releases Trove of Documents on JFK Assassination



The National Archives released nearly 1,500 previously classified documents on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, with thousands more yet to be made available.

The documents, posted to the National Archives website, come after President Joe Biden delayed their release in October.

“It’s an outrage against American democracy. We’re not supposed to have secret governments within the government,” Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said in October. “How the hell is it 58 years later, and what in the world could justify not releasing these documents?”

The National Archives said it and other agencies “will be conducting an intensive review” of redactions on more than 14,000 documents “to ensure that the United States Government maximizes transparency.”

“Any information currently withheld from public disclosure that agencies do not propose for continued postponement beyond December 15, 2022, will be released to the public on that date,” the archives said.

In 2018, then-President Donald Trump approved the release of more than 19,000 documents pertaining to the assassination.


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