(RoyalPatriot.com )- Thousands of previously classified documents about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy have been declassified by the National Archives.
Twelve thousand eight hundred seventy-nine documents about the attack were made public after President Biden ordered their release, including a large number from the CIA’s personality file on Lee Harvey Oswald, which it had kept both before and after JFK was assassinated.
For many years, Americans have been curious — and occasionally obsessed — about the JFK assassination “conspiracies.” The two most widely held —that Oswald was not the shooter and that JFK’s assassination was a government plot—are not supported by anything in the documents, according to White House officials.
The number of documents released on Thursday, 12,879, is the most since the Biden administration released 1,500 papers in December last year, most of which were about Lee Harvey Oswald.
The reason some documents are being withheld, according to Biden, is “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.”
According to the president, he ordered government organizations to examine the complete set of almost 16,000 records that had previously been released in redacted form, and they determined that more than 70% of those records may now be released in full.
In the statement accompanying the order, Biden said, “This significant disclosure reflects my Administration’s commitment to transparency and will give the American public greater insight and understanding of the Government’s investigation into this tragic event in American history.”
Many people interested in the topic found the release from last year disappointing, and Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett said at the time that the government still had a lot more to reveal.
These documents contain some surprising information and results, according to Jarrett. However, thousands more have yet to be made public.
Jarrett continued by saying that contrary to what the 1964 Warren Commission reported, most Americans do not accept the official account that Oswald carried out the assassination alone.
The records shed light on the CIA’s surveillance of Lee Harvey Oswald in Mexico City just weeks before the murder.
Oswald’s murder in 1963 at the hands of a Texas nightclub proprietor added fuel to the fire.