Release of Kennedy Files


Within the next two weeks, the federal government is scheduled to release the last of thousands of previously redacted or classified documents concerning the assassination of President John F. Kennedy that have plagued the American people for over half a decade.

“There may not be deep, dark secrets in there, but the release could be embarrassing to people who were involved,” famed conspiracy theorist and author Gerald Posner said.

The national archives are planning to dump these documents from the CIA, FBI, and the Justice Department that have been withheld from the public for over half a decade in an attempt to give transparency to the public. By the end of October, these files should be available online for full viewing by all.

“We have been working closely with the national archives and other departments and agencies,” an official with the national security Council said. “This work continues in anticipation with the October deadline.”

Representative Walter Jones, along with other lobbyists for the release of the Kennedy files, are citing the JFK Records Act of 1992, passed under George H.W. Bush, which calls for the full release of all information pertaining to the JFK assassination.

“I believe the American people need to know the truth,” Jones in an press interview said. “I still find it hard to believe it was one man.”

This highly anticipated event could subdue conspiracy theories surrounding Kennedy’s assassination or catalyze their popularity. If there is not clear and evident proof to negate conspiracy, theorists could use the documents to support their arguments as well.

“Unless there is significant proof that there was only one shooter in the files, I feel that theory that there were two shooters is even more plausible,” sophomore Ethan Roberts said. “I have my doubts that the government will fully disclose what happened.

Whether these files subdue ideas of alternative motive or ignite them further, they will be released at the end of the month and shed some light on the assassination that shook the country 54 years ago.

“Theorists are excited nonetheless,” Roberts said. “But I hope we finally have some substantial proof to settle the issue.”