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Biden officials sued over delayed release of JFK assassination records

Biden officials sued over delayed release of JFK assassination records


Biden officials sued over delayed release of JFK assassination records

In the suit, lawyers for the group cited a 1992 federal law, the President John F Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act, which set 27 October 2017 as the final deadline for the government to make public records related to the incident. But when that date came, then president Donald Trump pushed back the release of some records until 2021, citing national security concerns.

Last October, Biden signed a memo delaying release again until 15 December this year.

Many of the documents remaining are sensitive, NBC News reported. Seventy percent are controlled by the CIA, according to the outlet, and 23% controlled by the FBI.

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