Thursday is the deadline for the U.S. government to release the final batch of files related to President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. The collection includes more than 3,100 documents that have never been seen by the public and are eagerly awaited by academics and experts still seeking answers in the case.
The National Archives is expected to post the files on its website — barring any last-minute intervention from President Donald Trump.
The National Archives has yet to post the documents to its website. A National Archives official told ABC News that the agency is “waiting for President Trump.”
Under the John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act , the president can prevent the release of documents if there is “an identifiable harm to military defense, intelligence operations, law enforcement or conduct of foreign relations and the identifiable harm is of such gravity that it outweighs the public interest in disclosure.”
The reason for the delay in the files’ release was not immediately made clear.
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#Breaking A National Archives official has told ABC News that the agency is “waiting for President Trump” to give a final approval for the documents to be released.
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