Trump keeps some JFK documents sealed as Archives release final batch


President Donald Trump issued an order Thursday keeping some Kennedy assassination records sealed for another 3-1/2 years, as the National Archives released a final batch of 19,045 documents under a 1992 law meant to force most of the records into the light.

Congress in 1992 set a 25-year deadline for release of all remaining documents stemming from John F. Kennedy’s murder in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963.

When that deadline arrived — Oct. 26 last year — Trump gave federal agencies a six-month extension to plead the case for keeping selected records sealed, if they could assert a vital national security interest.

Today’s batch and previously released sets of documents can be downloaded here. – READ MORE

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