Trump to allow release of JFK files

Elias Hubbard
October 24, 2017

Nearly 30 years later, Congress enacted the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992. The decision has received mixed reactions.

Thousands of documents about the November, 1963 assassination of President Kennedy have been kept in the National Archives. Ted Cruz's father - then a rival for the Republican nomination - was associated with Kennedy's assassination, including contacts with Lee Harvey Oswald, the man who pulled the trigger. Conspiracy theories about his murder have swirled ever since.

The resulting Collection consists of more than 5 million pages of assassination-related records, photographs, motion pictures, sound recordings and artifacts (approximately 2,000 cubic feet of records).

President Trump tweeted Saturday that he'll allow the release of the documents, "subject to the receipt of further information". Well, that 1992 act says that all records withheld need to be released by this Thursday, Oct. 26, unless the President of the United States decides to block the release.

It's still unclear whether Trump will release the documents in full or whether they will be redacted.

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