(RightWing.org) – The 1963 assassination of President John F Kennedy is one of the most controversial events in US history. Sixty years after the Camelot era was ended by a bullet in Dallas, conspiracy theories continue to swirl around the killing. Now the government has released a new batch of papers covering the incident — but there’s already a new controversy about how they’ve done it.
National Archives releases additional JFK assassination records per Biden memorandum | The Friday of 4th of July weekend this is gonna be lit 🔥 https://t.co/m77kTxcVUz
— Bethany S. Mandel (@bethanyshondark) June 30, 2023
On June 30, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) announced that it had released 2,672 documents about the Kennedy assassination. The papers were held by several different federal agencies, and they’ve all been released before. However, the versions that were released previously were heavily redacted. Under a memo issued by President Biden last December, all information contained in federal records about the assassination had to be released by June 20, 2023, “except when the strongest possible reasons counsel otherwise.”
Several batches of documents have been released — or re-released with redactions removed — since April. The latest batch was released on June 27 and should cover all remaining records.
Despite the historic significance of all assassination-related documents having been released in the least-redacted form ever, the government still seems to be trying to keep a low profile. The last batch was released on June 27, but it wasn’t announced until three days later — and even then, the announcement was low-key. There are also still redactions, mostly at the request of the CIA and FBI.
Although the 60th anniversary of the assassination will roll around on November 22, there’s still interest in what really happened. Former president Donald Trump has alleged that the father of Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) was involved; his associate Roger Stone, meanwhile, says Vice President Lyndon B Johnson played a role in it — and then took over Kennedy’s job. As long as there are still gaps in the information we get to see, conspiracy theories and genuine doubts about the official story aren’t going to go away.
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