JFK assassination records released by White House reveal how CIA tracked Lee Harvey Oswald

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Joe Biden authorises the release of 13,173 documents relating to the investigation into the 1963 murder of John F Kennedy.

The US National Archives has released thousands of documents related to the 1963 assassination of then-President John F Kennedy, acting shortly after President Joe Biden issued an executive order authorising the release that also kept hundreds of other sensitive records secret for up to another year.

The release of 13,173 documents was not expected to include any new bombshells or change the conclusion reached by the commission led by Chief Justice Earl Warren that Lee Harvey Oswald, a former Marine and communist activist who had lived in the Soviet Union, acted alone. However, the latest cache will be useful for historians focusing on the events around the assassination.

Mr Kennedy was shot and killed while riding in his motorcade through Dallas on November 22, 1963. He was aged 46.

Thousands of books, articles, TV shows and films have explored the idea that Mr Kennedy’s assassination was the result of an elaborate conspiracy. None have produced conclusive proof that Oswald – who was fatally shot by nightclub owner Jack Ruby two days after killing Mr Kennedy – worked with anyone else, although they retain a powerful cultural currency.

JFK assassination records released by White House reveal how CIA tracked Lee Harvey Oswald

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