Kennedy Assassination Records May Not Be Released

Oct 21, 2017

The Trump administration may block the release of documents related to the assassination of President Kennedy. The 3,100 documents are scheduled to be made public on Thursday October 26. Congress passed the Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992 after Oliver Stone’s movie on Kennedy’s assassination. In passing the legislation, Congress wanted to put to rest many conspiracy theories. Speaking for the White House, Lindsay Walters said that the administration was trying “to ensure that the maximum amount of data can be released to the public.” Earlier this month, the House and Senate introduced resolutions urging the president “to allow full public disclosure of the documents.” Senator Grassley of the Senate Judiciary Committee said, “Americans deserve a full picture of what happened that fateful day in November 1963. Shining a light on never-before-seen government records is essential to filling in these blank spaces in our history.” The Trump administration is said to be concerned that releasing the documents might jeopardize national security. That any documents relating to the assassination could have an impact on today’s national security issues, is improbable.