16.000 documents related to the case had to be declassified before 26 October 2017 , but Donald Trump and Joe Biden deferred publication.
The Mary Ferrell Foundation filed a lawsuit against US President Joe Biden on Wednesday , and the US National Archives to publish classified documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated in the city of Dallas (Texas) in 60, collects NBC News.
Local media point out that the lawsuit was filed a year after the Biden Administration will postpone the publication of 16.000 documents about the murder. According to the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act, passed by the US Congress in 1963, the documents were to be released before 26 October 2017, but Donald Trump and Joe Biden deferred publication.
The lawsuit, filed by the group that has the largest archive of online documents on the murder of the politician, states that the delay was illegal.
In the context of the lawsuit, Jefferson Morley, Vice President of the Mary Ferrell Foundation declared that the time has come for the government to “obey the spirit and the letter of the law.” He affirmed that it is about “our history and our right to know it”.
For his part, the nephew of the former US president, Robert Kennedy Jr., said that Kennedy’s assassination was “a crime against American democracy.” “And the American people have a right to know. The law requires that the records be published. It’s strange. It’s been almost 60 years since my uncle’s death. 2022 What are you hiding? 2022” he asked.