Biden Issues Memo Concluding Review Of JFK Assassination Records - White House
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(Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 01st July, 2023) US President Joe Biden has
issued a memorandum concluding the review of declassified records related to
the 1963 assassination of former President John Kennedy, White
House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre announced.
part of the Biden-Harris administration's continued commitment to government transparency
and accountability, President Biden issued a memorandum today concluding the
review of records from President John F. Kennedy's assassination records
collection. Under President Biden's leadership, agencies have fully
declassified over 16,000 records since 2021," Jean-Pierre said on Friday.
action reflects Biden's instruction that all information
related to Kennedy's assassination should be released except when the strongest
possible reasons counsel otherwise, Jean-Pierre said.
a result, over 99 percent of the records in the collection
are now publicly available at the National Archives," Jean-Pierre said.
keeping with Biden's direction, the National Archives will digitize the entire
collection to make it more accessible to the public, she added.
was assassinated on November 22,
1963 while riding in a motorcade in Dallas,
Texas. The president was shot by US Marine Corp veteran Lee Harvey Oswald,
according to the official Warren Commission report released in 1964.
Warren Commission's report was initially sealed until 2039 before Congress passed
the so-called JFK Records Act in 1992, which directed the National Archives and
Records Administration to develop a collection on the assassination.
official narrative has been the subject of intense criticism whereby a number
of alternative theories to explain Kennedy's assassination have since been