Biden delays the release of a group of documents on the assassination of John F. Kennedy
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The publication of a new batch of official files, which are related to the assassination of the president John F. Kennedy (1961-1963), was “temporarily” delayed due to an order from the president Joe biden.
Biden justified this measure by the “impact of the pandemic” in the work of reviewing the documents.
The president affirmed that the pandemic “had had a significant impact” on the agencies responsible for verifying the documents, for which he ordered a “continued temporary postponement.”
“The archivist stressed that making these decisions is a matter that requires a professional, academic and orderly process, no disclosures made in a hurry,” he said. Bidetn in a statement.
This new group of documents was scheduled to be revealed next week, but will now be released in two parts: the first at the end of this year, and the second at the end of 2022.
“The profound national tragedy of the assassination of President Kennedy continues to resonate in American history” for what he considered “fundamental to ensure that the US government complies with the greatest transparency (…) except when the strongest possible reasons advise otherwise. ”Biden pointed out.
According to official legislation dating from 1992, reports of the murder of JFK they should be made public in 25 years, that is, in 2017, but deferrals were allowed if national security concerns were deemed to exist.
The ex-president Donald trump (2017-2021) authorized the release of 2,800 documents in October 2017, although it decided to keep some of them secret.
With information from Efe
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