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Trump Reverses Course on the Release of JFK Files

The president will withhold some of the government’s last secret files about the 1963 assassination to give intelligence agencies more time to review them.
Source: Victor Hugo King / Reuters

The Fox Mulders of the world will have to wait a little longer for the full official account of John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

President Trump ordered the National Archives not to release part of the final batch of federal documents on the 1963 slaying of his predecessor on Thursday night, citing national-security concerns. The directive ran counter to Trump’s announcement earlier this month that all remaining files would be released.

“This temporary withholding from full public disclosure is necessary to protect

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