Government releases hundreds of new CIA documents on JFK killing

Part of one of the documents being released. (CBS North Carolina)

WASHINGTON (AP/WNCN) — The National Archives is releasing another 676 government documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. It’s the third public release so far this year.

Last week, President Donald Trump ordered all remaining records released to the public. He also directed agencies to take another look at their proposed redactions and only withhold information in the rarest of circumstances.

This represents the first in a series of rolling releases pursuant to Trump’s directive.

Most of Friday’s release comprises 553 records from the CIA that previously were withheld in their entirety. There also are records from the Justice and Defense departments, the House Select Committee on Assassinations and the National Archives.

Among the records is a recounting of intercepts of Lee Harvey Oswald’s calls to the Cuban and Soviet embassies in Mexico City.

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