Despite 60 years having passed since President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, many related government records remain sealed, fueling ongoing conspiracy theories. Organizations like the Mary Ferrell Foundation and individuals including Robert F. Kennedy Jr. have been pushing for the release of these documents. While millions of pages of documents have been created and partially released, about 3,500, mainly held by the CIA, are still unpublished or partially redacted.
- Continued Secrecy: Many records related to JFK’s assassination are still sealed by the government, contributing to conspiracy theories about the events surrounding his death.
- Advocacy for Release: Multiple groups and individuals, including the Mary Ferrell Foundation and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., have called for the full release of these assassination records.
- Nature of the Documents: The unreleased documents include millions of pages created by agencies like the CIA and FBI and were compiled by investigative bodies such as the Warren Commission.
- Delayed Disclosure: Despite the JFK Records Act of 1992, which was supposed to lead to the release of all documents by 2017, Presidents Trump and Biden have used a provision in the law to keep some documents sealed.
- Public Skepticism: The continued withholding of these documents perpetuates public skepticism and conspiracy theories regarding the assassination, with experts doubting that their release would fully satisfy public curiosity or conclusively dispel conspiracy theories.