One of the more common, and ongoing, questions related to the JFK Assassination concerns the records that have remained classified for decades, and to the legislation passed back in the 1990’s which directed the release of still classified documents.
I’ve commented on that in this blog and in my books, especially on the possibility that major revelations exist to be revealed in restricted documents – “nope”. That possibility would assume that there had been a secret, in depth investigation of potential conspiracy (something open ended beyond Lee Oswald) and targeted with early leads well developed and with serious intent.
Decades of research – and actual document releases – has shown that not to have happened. In fact we now know that the FBI was ordered to wrap up its investigation and begin writing the report demonstrating Lee Oswald as the sole individual involved some 48 hours after the murder of President Kennedy. Released documents clearly show that in a number of instances, orders were given not to pursue leads which were not directly related to Lee Oswald, and to “repudiate” any witnesses that might offer contradictory information.
But enough of that, I’ve said all that before and demonstrate it with numerous examples of the obfuscation which did occur (something that actually did not escape the Warren Commission and which was one of the first things commented on when the follow on HSCA inquiry began).
Regardless of all that, legislation is in place demanding release of all assassination documents, deadlines have passed and a new deadline is coming up in 2021. So what is the state of the releases? Thanks to the obsessively detailed research of my friends Rex Bradford and Jeff Morley, you can find the answer to that question in a brand new study posted at the Mary Ferrell Foundation.
Just follow this link: