Over 3,000 never-before-seen documents from the CIA, FBI and Justice Department are mandated to be released, as well as an additional 30,000 documents that have only been partially released over the years. Releasing the documents “will simply fuel a new generation of conspiracy theories,” write Larry J. Sabato and Philip Shenon.
Congress ordered in 1992 that all assassination documents be released within 25 years, unless the President says that releasing the documents would harm our foreign relations, law enforcement, intelligence or military operations. The National Archives will release the documents between now and the October 26 deadline.
The CIA is urging President Trump to postpone the disclosure of some of the documents for another 25 years.
The National Archives would not comment on whether any agencies have appealed the release.