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John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy, John Connally, Nellie Connally
President John F. Kennedy waves from his car in a motorcade approximately one minute before he was shot in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. Riding with Kennedy are First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, right, Nellie Connally, second from left, and her husband, Texas Gov. John Connally, far left. The National Archives has until Oct. 26, 2017, to disclose the remaining files related to Kennedy's assassination, unless President Donald Trump intervenes. (AP Photo/Jim Altgens, File)

Trump intends to release classified documents about JFK's assassination



President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that he intends to allow the release of classified government documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

A 1992 law requires that 3,000 classified documents be made public within 25 years of the passage of 'The John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act,' making the deadline Thursday, Oct. 26.

Trump can still decide to withhold any documents he feels may pose harm to US intelligence, law enforcement, the military, or US foreign relations.

John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy, John Connally, Nellie Connally, Clinton Hill
The limousine carrying mortally wounded President John F. Kennedy races toward the hospital seconds after he was shot in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. Secret Service agent Clinton Hill is riding on the back of the car, Nellie Connally, wife of Texas Gov. John Connally, bends over her wounded husband, and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy leans over the president. (AP Photo/Justin Newman, File)

If the authorization goes through, FBI and CIA documents within the collection could reveal new details in the Nov. 22, 1963 assassination of the 35th US president.

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