However, the White House released a statement on Saturday saying the president believed the "documents should be made available in the interests of full transparency unless agencies provide a compelling and clear national security or law enforcement justification otherwise", reports The Washington Post.
Republican members of Congress, including Senate judiciary committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, of Iowa, have urged Trump to allow the full release of the documents.
After nearly 54 years of questions and conspiracy theories, the world may finally learn all that was officially recorded about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American statesman who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas.
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"No reason 2 keep hidden anymore", Grassley tweeted earlier this month. During the campaign he suggested the father of rival Sen.
Historians and other scholars are eager to sift through the more than 3,000 secret documents on the investigation into the 1963 assassination which over the years has spurred numerous conspiracy theories.
The move comes against the advice of federal bodies that have expressed concern at the release of the documents. Ted Cruz of consorting with Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald right before the shooting.
Trump can withhold the release of certain documents if he believes their release could pose harm to United States intelligence, law enforcement, the military or USA foreign relations. "But anybody who thinks this is going to turn the case on its head and suddenly show that there were three or four shooters at Dealey Plaza - it's not the case". The November 22, 1963 assassination - an epochal event in modern US history - has spawned multiple theories challenging the official version that Kennedy was killed a lone gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald.
"They tried seven times and they couldn't even wound him".