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Trump to Release Secret Documents on Kennedy Assassination

Trump to Release Secret Documents on Kennedy Assassination

Sunday, 22 October, 2017 - 06:15
The John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza is pictured in Dallas, Texas November 22, 2013. (Reuters)

US President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that he will allow the release of thousands of secrets documents linked to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Trump tweeted: “Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened.”

The secret documents are set to be released on Thursday, 54 years after Kennedy’s assassination.

Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963 while he was visiting the city of Dallas, Texas.

The assassination, which has never been solved, sparked several conspiracy theories over the years.

Thousands of books, articles, TV shows, movies and documentaries have been produced about the assassination and surveys have shown a majority of Americans still distrust official evidence pointing to Lee Harvey Oswald as the sole killer.

Over the years, the National Archives has released most documents related to the case, but a final batch, amounting to tens of thousands of pages, remains and only Trump has the authority to decide whether some should continue to be withheld or released in redacted form.

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