JFK Assassination Files Are Now Declassified. Read Them Here.
Formerly classified files on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy are now available online.
The documents were released digitally on the National Archives website Thursday and can be accessed here.
A Thursday press release reads, “The National Archives today released 2,891 records related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy that are subject to the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992 (JFK Act). These records are available for download online.”
There are still some documents that the public cannot see, however. A small share of the documents slated to be released Thursday will be delayed release until April 2018 to protect national security and law enforcement. (RELATED: Trump Won’t Be Releasing All Of The JFK Files, At Least Not Yet)
About the documents still not released, President Trump said Thursday, “executive departments and agencies have proposed to me that certain information should continue to be redacted because of national security, law enforcement, and foreign affairs concerns. I have no choice–today–but to accept those redactions rather than allow potentially irreversible harm to our Nation’s security.”
The assassination of JFK has long been a favorite topic among conspiracy theorists. The documents released Thursday will likely take a while to sort through completely, but could shine light on previously unknown details of the assassination. (RELATED: Trump Vows To Release Classified JFK Files)