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The FBI records center is making “steady progress” toward completing its review of Ted Kennedy’s 3,000-page file and plans to release it well before the end of the year, a records official said Monday.
The FBI, as a courtesy, plans to give the Kennedy family advance notice before making the file public and may allow immediate family members to raise objections to parts of the record — a veritable encyclopedia on the late Massachusetts senator that could date back decades.
Despite concerns the review could redact some of the more alluring aspects of Kennedy’s life, FBI spokesman Dennis Argall said officials are aiming to disclose as much as possible, as is the case with any public figure’s file.
He said the family members would be able to raise concerns about sections that “implicate” their privacy once the FBI is finished with its internal review.
“The FBI’s under an obligation to balance the public’s right to know with the surviving family’s privacy interest,” he said.