JFK assassination documents: White House issues memo postponing disclosure, citing Covid

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The White House announced late Friday that it would further postpone the release of more documents related to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, pointing to the “significant impact” of the Covid-19 pandemic.

JFK assassination documents: White House issues memo postponing disclosure, citing Covid
© Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the US, and his wife Jackie Kennedy travelling in the presidential motorcade at Dallas, before his assassination.

President Joe Biden issued a memo that said the national archivist recommended he “‘direct two public releases of the information that has ultimately ‘been determined to be appropriate for release to the public.'” The first will be an “interim release” later this year, with a second, “more comprehensive release in late 2022,” the memo said.

The memo said that the Covid-19 pandemic has slowed down the process of reviewing whether redactions continue to meet the “statutory standard.”

Kennedy’s assassination prompted a whirlwind of questions from the public and researchers, plenty of conspiracy theories and reflexive secrecy from the government.

Over the years, millions of documents have become public, offering researchers an opportunity to pore over not only records related to the Kennedy assassination, but also a variety of other topics, from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and slaying to pivotal moments in the Cold War.

In 2018, former President Donald Trump extended the deadline for the public release of the assassination files to 2021, citing “identifiable harm to national security, law enforcement, or foreign affairs.” Trump’s move came on the deadline he previously imposed in 2017 for the full release of the files — barring national security and privacy concerns — after the 25-year-in-the-making deadline imposed by the John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act, signed by President George H.W. Bush, came to pass.

Trump’s 2018 memorandum accompanied a release of about 19,000 documents by the National Archives in compliance with the records law and Trump’s order the previous year. Many of the documents released then contained redactions, and they joined the massive trove of assassination records that already have been made public.

The records’ further release has been highly anticipated, with Biden’s memo stating that they “shall be withheld from full public disclosure until December 15, 2022.”

The national archivist also noted to the administration that “making these decisions is a matter that requires a professional, scholarly, and orderly process; not decisions or releases made in haste.”

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