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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Joe Biden delays release of JFK assassination files

US President Joe Biden has delayed the release of the files relating to the assassination of former US President John F. Kennedy.

Biden stated that the files should be withheld from public disclosure until next December, nearly 60 years after Kennedy was shot dead in Dallas, Texas.


Former US President Donald Trump released several thousand secret files on the assassination in 2018, however, he withheld other documents on national security grounds.

The White House stated that the national archivist requires more time for a review, which was slowed by the pandemic.

Biden stated that the delay was “necessary to protect against identifiable harm to the military defence, intelligence operations, law enforcement, or the conduct of foreign relations” which outweighed the public interest in immediate disclosure.


A 10-month investigation concluded that former Marine Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone during the assassination.

However, the investigation was criticised for being incomplete, with a Congressional committee later concluding that the assassination was “a result of a conspiracy”.

US law requires all government records on the assassination to be disclosed “to enable the public to become fully informed.”


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