28 formerly classified pages of congressional investigation report into Saudi involvement in 9/11 attacks released

28 formerly classified pages of congressional investigation report into Saudi involvement in 9/11 attacks released
Posted on July 17, 2016 | Unpublished Admin | Written on July 15, 2016


Mother Jones

The following is from a report on MotherJones.com: 

The US House Intelligence Committee has released 28 previously classified pages of a congressional investigation into the 9/11 attacks that detail the potential involvement of Saudi citizens and government officials.

People including former members of the investigation, called the Joint Inquiry Committee, and lawyers for victims of the 9/11 attacks, have pushed for the release of the pages for years. Intelligence and law enforcement agencies had long resisted on national security grounds.

The report details intelligence that linked a handful of Saudi citizens to the hijackers. "While in the United States, some of the September 11 hijackers were in contact with, and received support or assistance from, individuals who may be connected to the Saudi Government," the report said. "There is information, primarily from FBI sources, that at least two of these individuals were alleged by some to be Saudi intelligence officers."

Perhaps more damning were comments about the state of American intelligence on Saudi Arabia before the 9/11 attacks. "Prior to September 11th, the FBI apparently did not focus investigative resources on…Saudi nationals in the United States due to Saudi Arabia's status as an American 'ally,'" the report stated. For their part, the Saudis refused to give intelligence help to the United States without demanding sensitive information in return that could have damaged sources or intelligence collection. "According to some FBI personnel, this type of response is typical from the Saudis," the report said. One FBI agent told the committee that "the Saudis have been useless and obstructionist for years."

After the release of the pages on Friday, members of Congress cautioned that the document contained information and evidence that the commission had collected at the time, but no proven conclusions.

You can read a PDF of the report below... 

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