Trump Orders 2,800 JFK Assassination Files Released, Withholds Others


President Trump has issued a memo to executive agencies ordering the release of 2,800 remaining records related to the assassination of former President John F. Kennedy.

The files are among the last to be released by the National Archives under a 1992 law that ordered the government to make all remaining documents pertaining to the assassination public. There has long been a trove of conspiracy theories surrounding Kennedy’s death in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, including doubts about whether assassin Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone, as the Warren Commission determined in its report the following year.

Other files are being withheld due to what the White House says are national security, law enforcement and foreign policy concerns. The vast majority of what’s being withheld is at the request of the FBI and CIA. Those file are going be reviewed over the next 180 days, and any not sufficiently demonstrated to need withholding will be released on April 26, 2018. Read more at NPR.



    • They are being temporarily held because of potential damage to national security. The individual redactions must be justified by the intelligence community to the President’s satisfaction within the next 180 days. If they are not, they will be released.

      But I’m sure your paranoia won’t be satisfied even if all of the withheld documents are ultimately released. Such is the mind of conspiracy theorists.


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