Today the U.S. government is scheduled to release highly anticipated documents related to the Nov. 22, 1963, assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Update, Oct. 27: The JFK files are now live. You can view them on the National Archives website here.
The documents, which have been scheduled for release on this day since 1992, were “previously identified as assassination records, but withheld in full or withheld in part,” according to the National Archives’ website. The organization is planning to post all of the documents online for public viewing.
Update: President Trump has delayed the release of some of the JFK assassination documents pending further review, according to the Associated Press. He has given the go-ahead to release 2,800 documents.
Trump delays release of some files related to assassination of JFK, approves 2,800 other records for release. https://t.co/jkfVexRaiV— The Associated Press (@AP) October 26, 2017
The assassination of JFK has been the source of endless conspiracy theories. Was there a second shooter? Was it the Mob? Was it a larger plot by a foreign government? The KGB? The federal government decided decades ago that Lee Harvey Oswald was the sole person responsible for Kennedy’s death. But that hasn’t stopped the conspiracy theorists from speculating.
Four American presidents have been assassinated — Abraham Lincoln (1865), James Garfield (1881), William McKinley (1901) and John F. Kennedy (1963) — and all four were shot with guns.
Currently, the National Archives says that its collection of public JFK documents “consists of more than 5 million pages of assassination-related records, photographs, motion pictures, sound recordings and artifacts (approximately 2,000 cubic feet of records).”
President Trump tweeted last week that he wouldn’t delay or hold back the publishing of the files.
Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 21, 2017
And on Wednesday, the president even tweeted his excitement about their release.
The long anticipated release of the #JFKFiles will take place tomorrow. So interesting!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 25, 2017
So stay tuned and refresh that National Archives website to see the documents.
It looks like it could be soon.
We've been told Nat'l Archives is ready to release last batch of #JFK Assassination files but is waiting on final approval from @POTUS. 1/2— Tom Llamas (@TomLlamasABC) October 26, 2017
This article originally appeared on Recode.net.