The Mary Ferrell Foundation is attempting to force the release of 16,000 records relating to JFK’s murder.
The assassination of President John F Kennedy remains one of the most hotly debated murder cases in history. Even today, almost 60 years on, enthusiasts continue to debate exactly what happened and whether or not Lee Harvey Oswald really had acted alone.
Back in 2017, former President Donald Trump released thousands of previously classified files on the assassination, however several others were withheld due to security concerns.
President Joe Biden later doubled down on the decision not to release the additional files, stating that the delay was “necessary to protect against identifiable harm to the military defense, intelligence operations, law enforcement, or the conduct of foreign relations”.
Now, though, the Mary Ferrell Foundation – a non-profit organization that has been investigating the case for years – has filed a federal lawsuit in an attempt to see the files released.
“It’s high time that the government got its act together and obeyed the spirit and the letter of the law,” said the group’s vice president Jefferson Morley. “This is about our history and our right to know it.”
Even Kennedy’s own family members believe that it’s high time the documents were made public.
“It was a momentous crime, a crime against American democracy,” said Robert Kennedy Jr. “And the American people have the right to know. The law requires the records be released.”
“It’s bizarre. It’s been almost 60 years since my uncle’s death. What are they hiding?”