If there is one grandfather of all American conspiracy theories, it is almost certainly the lore surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas.
This is it: The most questionable event in the modern era, with a nigh-infinite number of auxiliary characters and avenues of introspect. And, not to add any sort of impetus to it all, but it was captured on video, which isn’t exactly the reality-insurance we thought it would be.
Now, decades later, the Biden administration is releasing a rather significant cache of files relating to the incident.
The National Archives on Thursday released 13,173 documents related to the assassination of former President John F. Kennedy, pursuant to an executive order issued by President Joe Biden.
“This significant disclosure reflects my Administration’s commitment to transparency and will provide the American public with greater insight and understanding of the Government’s investigation into this tragic event in American history,” Biden wrote in his order releasing the documents.Trending:
This marks the largest release since Biden released roughly 1,500 JFK files at the end of 2021.
But this is far from the end of the story:
However, Biden reportedly said some documents are being withheld “to protect against an identifiable harm to the military defense, intelligence operations, law enforcement, or the conduct of foreign relations that is of such gravity that it outweighs the public interest in disclosure.”
The federal government was required to release all documents relating to the JFK assassination in 2017, but then-President Donald Trump held some back citing national security concerns.