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Here’s how to view the JFK assassination files

Their release been in the works for 25 years.

President John F. Kennedy gave a televised speech on Feb. 11, 1962. Getty Images

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.

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.

And on Wednesday, the president even tweeted his excitement about their release.

So stay tuned and refresh that National Archives website to see the documents.

It looks like it could be soon.


This article originally appeared on Recode.net.

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