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FBI vows to release all of its Kennedy assassination files

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
In this file photo, then US President John F. Kennedy's hand reaches toward his head within seconds of being fatally shot as first lady Jacqueline Kennedy holds his forearm as the motorcade proceeds along Elm Street past the Texas School Book Depository in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. (Photo by AP)

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has vowed to release all of the previously withheld materials in its documents about the assassination of former US President John F. Kennedy (JFK) in November 1963.

The FBI said in a statement issued on Monday that the files would be made public by the National Archives on a rolling basis in the coming weeks.

On Friday night, President Donald Trump promised he will order the release of all of the files related to the Kennedy assassination, with some redactions, in order "to put any and all conspiracy theories to rest."

He said he talked to White House chief of staff John Kelly, officials at the CIA and other federal agencies, about this issue. 

On Thursday, Trump allowed the release of about 2,800 documents related to the Kennedy murder, but delayed the publication of some "sensitive" files at the request of the CIA.

Trump said that he had "no choice" but to withhold information as requested by the CIA, FBI and other agencies, which argued that releasing all of the JFK assassination files would jeopardize US national security.

The FBI said on Monday that the unreleased documents contain some redactions that relate to individuals who provided information during its investigation of the Kennedy assassination, and claiming their lives might be at risk if they’re identified.

The bureau said it would make every effort to lift those redactions going forward.

Some analysts say Washington will never release all of the Kennedy assassination documents since they might jeopardize the CIA which they believe were involved in the fatal shooting of the 35th president of the United States.

In a recent interview with Press TV, American author and political analyst Stephen Lendman said Trump only released files that were worthless, adding “anything incriminating the CIA would have been eliminated.”

Kennedy served as the president of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas.

The President's Commission on the Assassination of Kennedy, known unofficially as the Warren Commission, was established by former President Lyndon B. Johnson in November 1963 to investigate the assassination of JFK.

The commission's final 888-page report released in September 1964 concluded that Oswald acted entirely alone in assassinating Kennedy.

However, many researchers are unconvinced by the official government account and argue that Lee Harvey Oswald was part of a conspiracy to kill the charismatic 46-year-old president. The assassination of Kennedy has been the subject of conspiracy theories for more than 50 years.

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