The final group of documents from the John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection was released Thursday by the National Archives.
President Trump ordered the approximately five million-page collection to be released starting Oct. 26, 2017 in accordance with the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992 (JFK Act).
The National Archives posted 19,045 documents Thursday. Most of the documents have been publicly available without restrictions since the late 1990s.
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“As permitted by the JFK Act, agencies appealed to the President to continue postponement of certain information beyond October 26, 2017,” a release from the National Archives said. “The President provided agencies with a temporary certification until April 26, 2018 to allow for a re-review of all documents withheld in full or in part under section 5 of the JFK Act and directed agencies to ‘identify as much as possible that may be publicly disclosed’ and to be ‘extremely circumspect in recommending any further postponement.'”
In 2017, the archives released 3,539 documents on Dec. 15; 10,744 documents on Nov. 17; 213 documents on Nov. 9; and 676 documents on Nov. 3.
Thursday’s release is the final one.
Most of the documents are fully or partially available, except those protected under section 5. President Trump has ordered that those be reviewed again before Oct. 26, 2021 to determine whether they can be released.