(ConservativeHub.com) – Survivors and family members of the September 11, 2001, attacks have consistently asked the government to provide intelligence and a fuller picture of the horrific events of that day. President Joe Biden recently capitulated to those demands and issued an executive order directing a review of several classified documents related to the federal investigation.
On Saturday, September 11, the FBI released the first of several documents related to two Saudi hijackers who lived in San Diego before the attacks. The heavily redacted 16-page memo was dated April 4, 2016, and discussed information obtained during a November 2015 interview with an unnamed subject related to his contact with individuals who gave “significant logistical support” to Nawaf Al-Hazmi and Khalid Al-Mihdhar.
The FBI declassified a secret internal memo on its investigation into allegations that Saudi Arabia’s government provided assistance to the terrorists that carried out the Sept. 11 attacks https://t.co/mnv4rznf1n
— Bloomberg (@business) September 12, 2021
The memo didn’t draw any conclusions about the Saudi Arabian government’s alleged involvement in the 9/11 attacks. However, it did detail contacts between Hazmi and Mihdhar and other Saudi nationals living in the United States at the time of the attacks, including a diplomat. The two men were among the hijackers who crashed American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon.
9/11 Families United: "Even with the unfortunate number of redactions, the report contains a host of bombshell new revelations, implicating numerous Saudi government officials, in a coordinated effort to mobilize an essential support network for the first arriving 9/11 hijackers" pic.twitter.com/ILOJP8vTzJ
— Jan Wolfe (@JanNWolfe) September 12, 2021
A group representing family members of victims of the attacks called 9/11 Families United issued a statement. According to them, the 2016 memo put an end to “any doubts” regarding Saudi Arabia’s “complicity” in the events of September 11, 2001.
The government expects to release more documents over the next several months. Biden’s executive order directed the Attorney General’s Office and other relevant executive departments and agencies to review three other sets of documents related to the 9/11 attacks.
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