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.
Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 21, 2017
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.
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.