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Trump Releases JFK Assassination Files

Leondro Velarde, Reporter

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President John F. Kennedy was assassinated a little over 50 years ago by Lee Harvey Oswald. While Oswald was being escorted to the Dallas County Jail, he was shot by Jack Ruby, and pronounced deceased. Many investigations were conducted on the Kennedy assassination, but not all facts were released to the public. With that being said, on Saturday, October 21st, our current president, Donald Trump, discussed releasing the rest of the classified documents on the Kennedy assassination to the public. Trump stated, “Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened.” These include files from the FBI, CIA, and other similar organizations. Congress gave Trump a deadline of October 26th, Thursday, to release the documents.

As the week unfolded, Thursday finally came. Thursday night Trump released 2,981 of the previously 3,140 classified documents from The National Archives. The rest of the documents are subject to a 180 day redaction period, as requested by objecting agencies. On the other hand, the CIA stated, “Every single one of the approximately 18,000 remaining CIA records in the collection will ultimately be released, with no document withheld in full.” As the redactions for The National Archives’ documents are occurring, fully redacted documents will be revealed overtime.

Trump has made a logical decision to release the remaining Kennedy assassination documents in order to silence many conspiracy theorists from further accumulating  conspiracies.

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