Exclusive: National Archives Reveals Missing Document Count to WhoWhatWhy

JFK, records, National Archives
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A National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) official has told WhoWhatWhy that approximately 2,800 JFK assassination records remain withheld in full following Thursday’s disappointing release. Here is an up-to-the-minute count of the documents that NARA has not yet made public:

Withheld in Full — there remain approximately 2,745 documents withheld in full; of these 547 were withheld in full for tax or grand jury information that is not currently subject to release.

Withheld in Part — after the July 24 and October 26 releases, there remain approximately 28,609 documents withheld in part; of these about 1,295 contain tax or grand jury information not currently subject to release.

So the total number of documents not released in full in the Collection [is] approximately 31,354; subtracting out the Tax and Grand Jury, there are approximately 29,512.

This confirms WhoWhatWhy’s early reporting that the total expected document release was approximately 30,000 — of which about 10% was released last Thursday — and that only a small fraction of the withheld-in-full documents were released.

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