The 2017 JFK record release has begun - will be interesting to see whether any additional light is cast on the whole sorry mess.......... although with the passage of time, perhaps there has been plenty of time to scrub the files.
How the CIA Came to Doubt the Official Story of JFK’s Murder
After the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in November 1963, the CIA appeared eager, even desperate, to embrace the version of events being offered by the FBI, the Secret Service and other parts of the government. The official story: that a delusional misfit and self-proclaimed Marxist named Lee Harvey Oswald killed the president in Dallas with his $21 mail-order rifle and there was no evidence of a conspiracy, foreign or domestic. Certainly, the CIA’s leaders told the Warren Commission, the independent panel that investigated the murder, there was no evidence of a conspiracy that the spy agency could have foiled.
But thousands of pages of long-secret, assassination-related documents released by the National Archives last week show that, within a few years of Kennedy’s murder, some in the CIA began to worry internally that the official story was wrong—an alarm the agency never sounded publicly.
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/ ... les-215449
JFK Assassination Records - 2017 Additional Documents Release
The National Archives and Records Administration is releasing documents previously withheld in accordance with the JFK Assassination Records Collection Act. The vast majority of the Collection (88%) has been open in full and released to the public since the late 1990s. The records at issue are documents previously identified as assassination records, but withheld in full or withheld in part. Learn more
This release consists of 3,810 documents, including 441 formerly withheld-in-full documents and 3,369 documents formerly released with portions redacted. The documents originate from FBI and CIA series identified by the Assassination Records Review Board as assassination records. More releases will follow.
To view the entire file, you may visit the National Archives at College Park and request access to the original records.
Accessing the Release Files
Each release file is a ZIP file containing copies of the records and a corresponding XLSX spreadsheet with metadata about each file.
To access the files, you will need:
decompression software such as WinZip to “unzip” the contents
software such as Adobe Acrobat to view the PDF files
software such as Windows Media Player to listen to the WAV files
software such as Microsoft Excel to view the XLSX spreadsheet
Once a file has been unzipped, use the XLSX spreadsheet to understand the content and context of each file.
I tried to start the download, but it was taking forever so I'm going to wait and try again later