JFK Assassination Files: Beyond the Murder
The final months of 1963 were full of devastation due to the tragic assassination of American president John F. Kennedy. On November 23, 1963, John F. Kennedy was assassinated during a presidential motorcade in Dallas, Texas. Fifty years later the truth is being released to the public of the United States of America as well as the rest of the world.
In 1992 the law required for the United States government to make the assassination documents public by October 26, 2017. Unless the sitting president decided on doing otherwise for national security reasons.
The man behind the trigger, Lee Harvey Oswald, was shot November 24, 1963, in a basement in Dallas. Although some called his killer a hero, Jack Ruby, he was still charged with first-degree murder.
President Donald Trump has released over 13,000 files. Trump has, however, not released all of the files due to the National Security Agencies requesting for some to remain secret.
The files included information about the FBI being thrown with threats after Oswald was arrested. Threats were coming from everywhere, one from a man who was in a group to kill Oswald. The FBI was flooding with messages after the assassination.
One of the thousands of documents released revealed that Oswald made a call to a KGB (Soviet Union Gathering Organization) officer at the Russian Embassy in Mexico. The call was made about two months before Kennedy's murder. However, the CIA cut off the call, the CIA has a theory that Oswald may have been a KGB agent.
Documents are also saying Oswald could have been connected to the CIA. In 1975 the CIA did background searches inside and outside of the USA to see if he was in any way involved with the agency. The search came up vacant, Oswald was not used by any US agency as a source.
Another file revealed US officials tried to find information about Oswald’s trip to Mexico City a few weeks before the tragedy. There was a conspiracy that Oswald may have been trying to get visas to get out of the USA as an escape after assassinating the president.
John F. Kennedy’s assassination left the United States in devastation. November 23, 1963 is a day America will never forget. John. F. Kennedy left a legacy that America will not forget.
Photo credit: Abbie Rowe
Caption: JFK's final moments with the First Lady of the United States of America.