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600 More JFK Documents Released That May Shed Light on CIA's Role

600 More JFK Documents Released That May Shed Light on CIA's Role
(Jon Elswick/AP)

By    |   Friday, 03 November 2017 06:55 PM

The federal government Friday released more than 600 additional secret documents — mostly from the CIA — related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the New York Times reported.

The bulk of the 676 documents made public have never been released before, but whether they change the public understanding of the assassination is still unknown, the Times reported.

Historians have said they expect the files to shed light on the killing and its aftermath but not to necessarily challenge the official version of events — that Kennedy was killed by Lee Harvey Oswald acting alone, the Times noted.

"You're learning more about the period, the time, our history," William Bosanko, the chief operating officer of the National Archives and Records Administration, told the Times. "Not all of this is pretty. Some of it is uncomfortable. Some of it is going to challenge our relationships with others. But that's what's so different about our democracy."

Of the 2,891 documents released last week, only 53 had never been disclosed by the archives — all the rest had been made public with redactions that were now removed, the Times reported.

President Donald Trump last week agreed to withhold tens of thousands of documents beyond a deadline set by law to give intelligence agencies more time to review them. But he ordered that they be released on a rolling basis.

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The federal government Friday released more than 600 additional secret documents - mostly from the CIA - related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the New York Times reported.
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