Under Donald Trump's presidency, the United States government released over 2,800 records Thursday night in an effort to adhere to JFK Records Act of 1992, which mandates the release of the said documents. The U.S. government kept roughly 300 files classified out of concern for national security and foreign relations. Whoever is aware of the conspiracy theories swirling around John F. Kennedy's assassination must be wondering about the recently released documents and what it will uncover about the secret life of Lee Harvey Oswald.
John F. Kennedy was publicly assassinated on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas, while riding in a motorcade through Dealey Plaza by former U.S. Marine Lee Harvey Oswald. A video, which was shot by private citizen Abraham Zapruder, captured the deadly moment when JFK was shot down by Oswald.
The above details were confirmed in an 889-page document submitted to former U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964. The documents and the entire reports about JFK and Lee Harvey Oswald are famously known as the Warren Commission report — based on its chairman, Chief Justice Earl Warren. According to the published transcripts of Johnson's presidential phone conversations, there were many officials who were against forming this commission as many believed that a commission would ultimately create more controversy rather than provide useful information.
Under Warren Commission, a single-bullet theory was introduced to explain what happened to the bullet that struck President Kennedy in the back and exited through his throat.