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National Archives releases more than 13,000 classified JFK files:


The National Archives on Thursday released 13,173 unredacted documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, offering historians and conspiracy hunters a fresh trove of details. 

It came soon after President Joe Biden issued an executive order authorizing their publication, while keeping thousands more documents from public view. 

'Pursuant to my direction, agencies have undertaken a comprehensive effort to review the full set of almost 16,000 records that had previously been released in redacted form and determined that more than 70 percent of those records may now be released in full,' said Biden.

'This significant disclosure reflects my administration's commitment to transparency and will provide the American public with greater insight and understanding of the government's investigation into this tragic event in American history.'

However, hundreds more documents remain under wraps. 

A CIA spokesman said 95 percent of the files had now been released in full.

'What little information remains redacted in CIA records in the Collection consists of intelligence sources and methods—some from as late as the 1990s, provided initially to give the JFK Review Board overall context on the CIA—the release of which would currently do identifiable harm to intelligence operations,' he said.

The release is the first since the Biden administration published 1500 documents last year.

But don't expect much ammunition for those who believe Lee Harvey Oswald was not the killer or that far from acting alone he was merely the triggerman in a broader conspiracy.