Those with an interest in and others clinging to conspiracy theories related to the assassination of former President John F. Kennedy could soon be getting some revealing new information on the moment that changed history.
President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday morning, “Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened.”
Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 21, 2017
Thousands of files related to the 1963 assassination in Dallas are scheduled to be made public by the National Archives on Thursday. The 3,100 documents, which could amount to hundreds of thousands of pages, were made in the decades after the assassination.
While most don’t expect the files to have definitive evidence on a second shooter or shed light on any grassy knolls, there is concern some documents, from the 1990s specifically, may have sensitive on relatively recent intelligence. You can download the JFK Files from the National Archive.
John F. Kennedy was killed on November 22, 1963. Almost 30 years later, Congress enacted the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992. The Act mandated that all assassination-related material be housed in a single collection in the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
The resulting Collection consists of more than 5 million pages of assassination-related records, photographs, motion pictures, sound recordings and artifacts (approximately 2,000 cubic feet of records). Most of the records are open for research.
A copy of the JFK files is available for download here.