JFK assassination documents finally released – but Biden is keeping more classified files hidden in 'cover-up'

NEW files regarding the assassination of President John F Kennedy have been released.

While some of the files were released today, more secrets will be unveiled on the same date next year.

The US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas on November 22, 1963, as he traveled in a motorcade through Dealey Plaza.

Shortly after, Lee Harvey Oswald, a 24-year-old self-proclaimed Marxist, was arrested in a nearby cinema after police hunted a killer of one of their fellow officers.

He denied shooting anybody, claiming to reporters that he was a "patsy."

Later, he was accused of shooting the president dead with his $21 mail-order rifle from a window of the sixth floor of a nearby school textbook warehouse.

Two days after the assassination and his arrest, as Oswald was being escorted from Dallas Police Headquarters to country prison in front of the world's media, a man named Jack Ruby stepped forward and shot him dead.

Ruby was later found guilty of murder and sentenced to death.

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He appealed but died of an illness in jail before his new trial could take place.

The Warren Commission in 1964 reported that Oswald had been the lone gunman, and another congressional probe in 1979 found no evidence to support the theory that the CIA had been involved.


But some say this was a cover-up.

Conspiracy theories include a CIA plot, a mafia hit job and a covert operation by then-Vice President Lyndon Johnson.

For decades, the existence of secret government files linked to JFK's assassination has helped fuel conspiracy theories that others besides Oswald were involved in his murder.

The government was required by Thursday, October 26, 2017, to release the final batch of files related to Kennedy's assassination.

The collection includes more than 3,100 documents comprising hundreds of thousands of pages that have never been seen by the public.

However, in October, President Biden delayed the scheduled release to "protect against 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 the immediate disclosure."

In 2017, former President Donald Trump released several thousand secret files on the assassination but withheld others on national security grounds.

About 30,000 documents were released previously with redactions.


More than 1,500 previously classified JFK murder files have been made public, files including documents relating to Oswald’s contact with a KGB agent two months before the shooting.

The documents claim that in September 1963, two months before the assassination, Oswald met a KGB agent in Mexico City.

The trove of declassified documents also included anonymous phone calls to the US embassy in Canberra, Australia, a year before the shooting, where the caller said the Soviet government was planning to assassinate Kennedy.

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