You will have to wait more now for JFK Assassination’s Records as Biden delays release; White House Confirms
The White House has announced that the release of long-classified documents relating to US President John F. Kennedy’s assassination will be postponed.
The remaining data “will be withheld from full public disclosure” until December 15 next year, nearly 60 years after Mr. Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas, Texas in 1963, according to US President Joe Biden in a statement.
Former President Donald Trump disclosed thousands of secret papers about the killing in 2018 but kept others due to national security concerns.
The White House stated that the national archivist requires further time to analyze the redaction, which was hindered by the pandemic.
Mr. Biden also stated that the delay was “essential to preventing against specific harm to military defense, intelligence operations, law enforcement, or foreign relations activities,” and that this “outweighs the public interest in timely disclosure.”
According to the statement, the 46-year-old president’s assassination was a “deep national tragedy” that “continues to resonate in American history and in the memory of so many Americans who were alive on that dreadful day.”
Lee Harvey Oswald, a former Marine who had lived in the Soviet Union, acted alone when he opened fire on President John F. Kennedy’s motorcade, according to a 10-month investigation led by then-Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren.
However, the Commission’s inquiry was criticized as being insufficient, and a congressional committee ultimately concluded that Kennedy was “likely slain as a result of a conspiracy.”