The National Archives will soon unseal troves of formerly classified documents relating to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
President Biden is expected to order the release of 8,000 documents relating to the attack, including many from the CIA’s personality file on Lee Harvey Oswald that it maintained both before and after JFK’s killing, Politico reported Thursday.
Conspiracies surrounding JFK’s killing have piqued the curiosity — and sometimes obsession — of Americans for decades. Nevertheless, White House officials have reportedly indicated that nothing in the documents will support the two most popular conspiracies: That Oswald was not the shooter and that JFK’s killing was a government conspiracy.
The release will be the largest since December of last year when the Biden administration released 1,500 documents, most of them related to Oswald.
Last year’s release was disappointing for many interested in the issue, with Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett stating at the time that the government had much more to release.
“There are some surprising results and information in those documents,” Jarrett said. “But, thousands more are yet to be released.”
“The government, to this day, continues to hide thousands of assassination records,” he added.
Jarrett went on to assert that most Americans do not believe the official story that Oswald operated as a lone gunman in the attack, as was found in the 1964 Warren Commission.
Adding fuel to the fire was Oswald’s own assassination in 1963 at the hands of a Texas nightclub owner.
The chief topic Thursday’s expected release will cover is Oswald’s 80-volume “personality file,” a document containing essentially everything the CIA knew about Oswald both before and after the attack, according to Politico.
The documents will also reportedly offer insight into the CIA’s surveillance operation against Oswald in Mexico City just weeks before the assassination.