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AP Was There: The Assassination of President Kennedy

AP Was There: The Assassination of President Kennedy

The American public expects - and deserves - its government to provide as much access as possible to President John F Kennedy Assassination Records (records) so that the people may finally be fully informed about all aspects of this pivotal event, Trump argued. The push for transparency was driven in part by the uproar in the wake of Oliver Stone's 1991conspiracy-theory filled film "JFK".

They also feared a war in the aftermath of his death. About 30,000 documents were released previously with redactions.

The same day, Lee Harvey Oswald had been arrested for firing the fatal shots that killed JFK.

So stay tuned and refresh that National Archives website to see the documents. "[Fred] had a problem with alcohol, and he would tell me, 'Don't drink, '" Trump said.

The White House said remaining records with redactions would be released "on a rolling basis" in the coming weeks.

Congress had ordered in 1992 that all records relating to the investigation into President Kennedy's death should be open to the public, and set a final deadline of October 26, 2017, for the entire set to be made public.

It was the murder of alleged assassin Lee Harvey Oswald that really kicked off conspiracy theories.

The first lady cradled her dying husband's bloodsmeared head in her arms as the presidential limousine raced to the hospital.

"However, this was not done".

The documents include details of various CIA attempts to assassinate foreign leaders, most frequently Cuban leader Castro.

JFK's body was brought to Air Force One at the Dallas airport. Was it the Mob?

However, 2,800 documents were released, and it will take time to comb through the final remains of Nov. 22, 1963.

It looks like it could be soon. The governor was injured but survived the shooting. From there it was passed on to the CIA, who told the FBI. Americans witnessed the murder of Oswald on November 24 as he was shot dead by Jack Ruby, a Texas nightclub owner, while the suspect was being transferred to a county jail on live television.

By that time, an entire generation had become familiar with the film shot by a Dallas dressmaker Abraham Zapruder.