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Remaining JFK files will be released sooner than expected

The remaining files on the assassination of John F Kennedy will be released over the coming weeks after being cleared by the FBI.

President Donald Trump released 2,800 files last week but announced 300 were being held back at the request of the FBI and CIA so they could be redacted further.

Mr Trump initially suggested the process would take six months but after talks with Chief of Staff John Kelly and the security services, the release was sped up.

The remaining 300 FBI files on the assassination of John F Kennedy will be released over the coming weeks after the names of people who helped with the investigation were removed

President Trump released 2,800 of the files last week and suggested the remainder could take six months to publish. However, he changed that time frame the next day with this tweet

President Trump released 2,800 of the files last week and suggested the remainder could take six months to publish. However, he changed that time frame the next day with this tweet

The National Archive will now publish the 300 remaining documents on a rolling basis in the coming weeks, according to Politico.  

The FBI said Monday that the remaining documents contain some redactions that relate to individuals who provided information during its investigation of the shooting, and whose lives may be at risk if they’re identified.

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

The President previously said that releasing the documents will put ‘any and all conspiracy theories to rest.’

The CIA and FBI recommended keeping the files temporarily under wraps, saying that they were concerned the documents could potentially reveal names and activities from the near past that may still have an impact on current operations.

The files have already shown that the FBI was aware of Jack Ruby, the man who shot and killed alleged Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald (pictured) 

The files have already shown that the FBI was aware of Jack Ruby, the man who shot and killed alleged Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald (pictured) 

Some of the new information gathered in the 2,800 documents released on Thursday evening showed that the FBI was aware of Jack Ruby, the man who killed JFK’s assassin Lee Harvey Oswald.

The files also showed that former FBI head J. Edgar Hoover frustrated over Oswald’s murder, and the Soviet Union’s ‘shock’ over the murdered president.

The 1992 JFK Assassination Records Collection Act, signed by President George H.W. Bush, set a 25-year timetable for declassification of assassination records dealing with President Kennedy.

President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed on November 22, 1963, while riding in his motorcade in Dallas, Texas.

As the nation mourned in disbelief, Oswald was shot and killed in police custody by Jack Ruby. 

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