Sixty years have now passed since President John F. Kennedy was shot dead in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. But despite the passage of time, records related to his assassination remain sealed by the government, fueling conspiracies that question the official telling of events.
Multiple organizations and individuals have pressed for the documents to be released, including the Mary Ferrell Foundation — the largest online repository of JFK assassination records — which is suing President Joe Biden, demanding the documents be made public.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a presidential candidate and nephew of the former president, has also called for the files to be released.
“What is so embarrassing that they're afraid to show the American public 60 years later?” RFK Jr. said in a Nov. 20 statement, unveiling a petition demanding Biden release all remaining records regarding the assassination of JFK, a Navy veteran.
When contacted by McClatchy News, a spokesperson for RFK Jr.'s campaign said: “Mr. Kennedy is not doing any interviews on the anniversary of his uncle's death.”
What Are the Documents?
Millions of pages of documents were created by a number of government agencies — including the CIA and the FBI — on the subject of John F. Kennedy's killing, Rex Bradford, the president of the Mary Ferrell Foundation, told McClatchy News.
They were later compiled by various investigative bodies, including the Warren Commission, which looked…