WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will likely soon release at least part of a 28-page secret chapter from a congressional inquiry into 9/11 that may shed light on possible Saudi connections to the attackers.
The documents, kept in a secure room in the basement of the Capitol, contain information from the joint congressional inquiry into “specific sources of foreign support for some of the Sept. 11 hijackers while they were in the United States.”
Bob Graham, who was co-chairman of that bipartisan panel, and others say the documents point suspicion at the Saudis. The former Democratic senator from Florida says an administration official told him that intelligence officials will decide in the next several weeks whether to release at least parts of the documents. The disclosure would come at a time of strained U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia, a long-time American ally.
Tim Roemer, who was a member of both the joint congressional inquiry as well as the 9/11 Commission and has read the secret chapter three times, described the 28 pages as a “preliminary police report.”
“There were clues. There were allegations. There were witness reports. There was evidence about the hijackers, about people they met with – all kinds of different things that the 9/11 Commission was then tasked with reviewing and investigating,” the former Democratic congressman from Indiana said Friday.
Fifteen of the 19 hijackers were citizens of Saudi Arabia. The Saudi government says it has been “wrongfully and morbidly accused of complicity” in the attacks, is fighting extremists and working to clamp down on their funding channels. Still, the Saudis have long said that they would welcome declassification of the 28 pages because it would “allow us to respond to any allegations in a clear and credible manner.”
The pages were withheld from the 838-page report on the orders of President George W. Bush, who said the release could divulge intelligence sources and methods. Still, protecting U.S.-Saudi diplomatic relations also was believed to have been a factor.
Ben Rhodes, President Barack Obama’s deputy national security adviser, said Obama asked National Intelligence director James Clapper to review the papers for possible declassification.
“When that’s done we’d expect that there will be some degree of declassification that provides more information,” Rhodes told reporters in Riyadh last week where Obama met with King Salman and other Saudi leaders. The White House says the 28 pages did not come up during discussions.
Neither the congressional inquiry nor the subsequent 9/11 Commission found any evidence that the Saudi government or senior Saudi officials knowingly supported those who orchestrated the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people. But Graham, the relatives of victims and some lawmakers think there is reason to further probe possible Saudi links.
Roemer said many questions remain about the roles of Fahad al Thumairy, an official at the Saudi consulate in Los Angeles who allegedly helped two of the hijackers find housing and transportation after they arrived in Southern California. Al Thumairy was later denied entry into the United States in May 2003 after the State Department alleged that he might be involved in terrorist activity. Roemer also wants to know more about Omar al Bayoumi, who was strongly suspected of being a Saudi spy and was alleged to have been helpful to the hijackers.
“We did not discover … Saudi government involvement at the highest level of the 9/11 attacks,” Roemer said. But he added: “We certainly did not exonerate the Saudis. … Saudi was a fertile ground for fundraising for al-Qaida. Some of these issues continue to be problems today. That’s why we need to continue to get to the bottom of this.”
The online 28pages.org, an Internet site pushing to get the documents released, points to another document declassified in July 2015 that outlined ways in which the commission could examine possible Saudi links.
The 47-page document lists several pages of individuals of interest and suggests questions that could be pursued. One name is suspected al-Qaida operative Ghassan al Sharbi.
Al Sharbi, who was taking flight lessons in the Phoenix area before 9/11, was captured in 2002 in the same place in Pakistan as Abu Zubaydah, a top al-Qaida trainer who was apprehended and waterboarded dozens of times by U.S. interrogators.
The document said that after al Sharbi was captured, the FBI discovered some documents buried nearby. One was al Sharbi’s pilot certificate inside an envelope from the Saudi Embassy in Washington, although it’s unclear whether the license had been mailed by the embassy or if the envelope was simply being reused.
A CIA’s inspector general report in June 2015 said there had been no reliable reporting confirming Saudi government “involvement with and financial support for terrorist prior to 9/11.” But it also that people in the CIA’s Near East Division and Counterterrorism Center “speculated that dissident sympathizers within the government may have aided al-Qaida.” The rest of chapter, titled “Issues related to Saudi Arabia,” is blacked out.
A bill directing the president to release the 28-page chapter was introduced in the Senate, and nearly three dozen Republicans and Democrats in the House are backing a similar resolution.
Reps. Walter Jones, R-N.C., Stephen Lynch, D-Mass., and Thomas Massie, R-Ky., wrote Obama last week saying they don’t think releasing the chapter will harm national security and could provide closure for the victims’ families.
California Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, has read the pages and said this past week that while he wants to see them declassified to end speculation about what they say, releasing them will not quell the debate over the issue.
“As is often the case, the reality is less damaging than the uncertainty,” he said.
- PATRIOTS: Watch out for this on January 6th!
MUST READ NOW! MUST READ NOW! MUST READ NOW!
- TRUMP HAS WON BY DEFAULT—Here’s why!
- Let’s be very clear about the 2020 election outcome: “FRAUD VITIATES EVERYTHING”.
- ELECTION THEFT 2020: It’s much worst than anyone knew!
- TRUMP’S TOP SECRET 2020 MISSION
- ELECTIONgate: You’ve never seen anything like the ballot fraud and election theft perpetrated by the Democrats this week!
- ELECTION THEFT 2020: The Steal Begins in Earnest!
- RED ALERT: Democrat-Run COMMUNIST TAKEOVER PLOT to Unleash Bolshevik Violence after Election Day
- WOW! TIME Magazine Doesn’t Even Hide the Rapidly Unfolding Covid Communist Plot!
- TRUMPQUAKE! The Greatest Voting Demographic Shift in U.S. History Is Taking Place In Shortest Period of Time Ever
- TRANSCRIPT OF THE MOST IMPORTANT VIDEO ON THE INTERNET TODAY!
- BIDENgate: The Most Explosive October Surprise of the Third Millennium
- ELECTION THEFT 2020: It’s much worst than anyone knew!
- The greatest OCTOBER SURPRISE in U.S. history has already happened!
- Did the FBI just stage the ‘foiled’ false flag kidnapping hoax to cover up for the lawbreaking Michigan Governor?
- OCTOBER SURPRISE 2020: Democrats Desperately Executing Plan A, B & C
- Undeniable Revelations and Crucial Takeaways from the Debate Disaster
- The Single Most Important Political Speech Ever—EVER!!! (MUST VIEW Video)
- Globalist-Directed Geo-terrorists Aim Yet Another Weather Weapon at Florida Panhandle—WHO & WHY?
- Is President Trump a real, honest-to-goodness LIGHTWORKER? (Must View Video)
- Is it La Niña or the geoengineers who are exacerbating it that’s responsible for burning down Oregon?
- THE GREAT SCAMDEMIC OF 2020 IS COLLAPSING…
- Anonymous D.C. Insider Exposes Ultra-Secret Covid Conspiracy Inside the Beltway
- Ghislaine Maxwell’s List Became Unsealed Yesterday—Look at the Democrats and Republicans connected to Jeffrey Epstein
- “IT’S A FULL-BLOWN COMMUNIST PLOT” — Whistleblower Reveals the Plan
- FALSE FLAG OPERATION: Beirut Targeted By Devastating 9/11-Level Terrorist Attack—Who did it and Why?
- Why is the U.S. turning Sri Lanka into a Neo-Colonial Military Base?
- Did Deep State terrorists or Democrat bolsheviks set fire to the navy ship in San Diego to send a message to Trump?
- “Now is the time to act!” — Gen. Mike Flynn Issues A Rousing Call To Action
- READ THIS FIRST BEFORE EVER WEARING A MASK (Warning Update)
- BRITISH PLAN TO POISON HUMANITY
- ‘Rogue gangs banding together and creating absolute havoc!’
- PLANDEMIC: The Pre-Planned Controlled Demolition of the American Economy—WHY?
- COUP-IN-PROGRESS: White Collar Mafiosos Fauci, Pelosi, Cuomo & Cuomo Conspire to Topple Trump
- FAUCIgate: OPERATION COVID-19 Point Man Tony Fauci Must Be Arrested and Prosecuted for Genocide
- People, take off your masks before you really make yourself sick!
- FUNVAX: Globalist Plot to Mandate COVID-19 Vaccine Exposes Shocking Satanic Conspiracy
- OPERATION BEACH CLOSURE: A Pivotal Piece of the Perfidious COVID-19 Plot
- NWO Globalists Using Highly Advanced AI Platforms to Generate Ever-Changing Fear Programs Worldwide
- Here’s the NWO Scheme to Enforce Mandatory Vaccinations
- BILL GATES: A Menace to Society Who Must Be Arrested and Prosecuted for Crimes Against Humanity
- OPERATION COVID-19: Much More Than a Militarized and AI-driven World Takeover Scheme
- Welcome to the COVID-19 AI Simulation! Brought to you by your AI ‘friends’ at DARPA.
- QUATERNARY WEAPON SYSTEM Activated Before Each Coronavirus Cluster Explosion
- CORONAVIRUS SYNDROME: The Ultimate Genocidal Bioweapon System
- PLANDEMIC! A Painstakingly Planned Pandemic & Purposefully Perpetrated Panic
- GLADIO BIOTERROR: ‘Biological Attack’ Against China Planned by NATO Decades Ago — UK Military Officer & Whistleblower
- BIOENGINEERED and 5Ged CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC: What Everyone Needs to Know
- MEDICAL MARTIAL LAW: Is this how they plan to lock down planet Earth?
- CORONAVIRUS SPECIAL REPORT: Worldwide Outbreaks of 5G Syndrome and 5G Flu Driving Pandemic
- CORONAVIRUS HOAX: Fake Virus Pandemic Fabricated to Cover-Up Global Outbreak of 5G Syndrome
- CORONA CRASH 2020: The Real Conspiracy Behind the Globalist Takeover Plot
- CORONAVIRUS BIOWEAPON MYSTERY SOLVED: It’s all in the name!
- OPERATION CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC: 16 Reasons for the Deployment of this Devastating Bioweapon in 2020
- STAGED CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC: An International Criminal Conspiracy of Epic Proportions
- Wuhan Coronavirus Bioterrorist Attack Is China’s 9/11, Same Perps
- Here’s How Everyone Can Avoid Getting The Coronavirus
- WUHAN CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC BIOENGINEERED: Who’s behind it, why now and why China?
- OPERATION TERMINATE 2A: A Special Report on the Deep State-controlled Virginia Gun Rally
- OPERATION TORCH AUSTRALIA: A Special Report on the Geoengineered Firestorms and DEW-triggered Arson Fires
- CLIMATECHANGEgate: Hidden Agenda Behind the Huge Hoax and Global Criminal Conspiracy
- The Hidden Powers Behind the Destruction of America
- MIFSUDgate: The international intel agent who triggered the RUSSIAgate hoax is likely dead— How convenient:
- IMPEACHMENTgate: The Deep State Coup Conspiracy and Democrat Scandal That Will Forever Destroy Their Treasonous Party
- The Hidden Powers Behind the Destruction of America
- THE “CASSANDRA PROPHECY”: Everything Changes After Election Day 2020
- SOTN Has a New Website at StateoftheNation.co, No More Posting at This Site
- The Lynchpin MEME That Will Take Down the Shadow Government
- Because the Smith-Mundt Act of 1948 was Repealed, Fake News and Propaganda Overwhelm the American People
- Here’s why Attorney General William Barr just proved he was chosen by Deep State
- It’s all-out war between Team Trump and Team Biden!
- “Marie Yovanovich didn’t care when the Bidens made millions from the Ukraine. She only cared when Trump started asking about it.”
- Is this really an unprecedented war or is it all Kabuki theater?
- Deep Stater AG Barr Covers Up Epstein’s ‘Murder’ & Disappearance Act
- “Silicon Six” Tyrannically Rule the Global Digital Technocracy (Video)
- Fiona Hill was a British plant inserted to sabotage the U.S.-Russian relationship
- There’s now NO question that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by the C.I.A.
- The same international crime syndicate that is character assassinating Trump killed Kennedy 56 years ago.
- GLADIO FALSE FLAG MASS SHOOTINGS: FBI Stages MCE’S Like Clockwork
- 5Ggate: Every Decision Maker in America Needs to Read This!
- Here’s how Deep State will make us believe authorities are draining the swamp.
- The U.S. State Department has its own Very Deep State
- Basically the Kofer Black ‘Blackberry network’ represents the Deep State operatives running the House impeachment scam (Video)
- Pardon Roger Stone! Sign The White House Petition. (Video)
- Jim Jordan hammers Sondland over ‘quid pro quo’ omission (Video)
- FIONA HILL: A Soros Mole, Deep State operative & British Intel Agent
- FACEBOOK INSIDER CONFESSES ALL
- Soros Controls Large Swaths of the U.S. Department of State — Former U.S. Attorney
- Trump Carries Out Sting Operation Against Coup Plotters Via UKRAINEgate — Part 2
- Joe Biden Brags about getting Ukrainian Prosecutor Fired (Video)
- CIA-Directed Hong Kong Protests Explained in One Comment
- BOMBSHELL REPORT: U.S. diplomats were working for George Soros running massive “massive pay-for-play” schemes in Ukraine (Video)
- Adam Schiff Directly Involved in Ed Buck’s Sodomite Drug Den
- Ukraine’s Upcoming Criminal Referral Cites Hunter Biden for “money raised through criminal means and money laundering” and “money stolen from citizens”
- Sondland’s Siren’s Song: Democrats Blow All 8 Gaskets!
- Here’s how the predatory Democrats literally browbeat the desired testimony from their prey (Video)
- ADAM SCHIFF: Chief Coup Plotter, Soros Pawn, Deep State Operative, Inveterate Warmonger, Intelligence Community Traitor, Foreign Asset & Pedogate Conspirator
- ADAM SCHIFF Outed a Chief Coup Plotter
- There is no impeachable offense—Why are they wasting our time?