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Donald Trump says he'll release all of the secret JFK assassination files

Reports in the US had indicated that certain files were set to be held back when the entire trove is opened to the public this coming Thursday.

KENNEDYS ARRIVE IN DALLAS - NOVEMBER 22, 1963 John F Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline, arriving at Love Field, Dallas, on the morning of 22 November 1963 Source: DPA/PA Images

US PRESIDENT DONALD Trump says he will shortly release all of the secret US government files pertaining to the assassination of JFK.

Those files have been sealed since the killing of John F Kennedy on 22 November 1963 in Dallas, Texas.

Trump’s announcement, made unsurprisingly via Twitter today, comes on the back of media reports in the US that not all of the files would be released, given the ongoing survival of relevant personnel and other reasons of national security.

The files are scheduled to be opened in their entirety next Thursday, 26 October, an event that US historians and a planet worth of conspiracy buffs have been eagerly anticipating.

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Many of the files regarding the assassination and the subsequent Warren Commission investigation into it have already been released under a 1992 law, itself passed in response to the release the previous year of Oliver Stone’s conspiracy-laden movie JFK.

That law placed a hold on certain files (believed to number over 3,000), while others that were released were heavily redacted.

Those redacted files would be expected to be released in their original guise on Thursday.

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