Congress releases ’28 pages’ on alleged Saudi 9/11 ties

A long-classified U.S. report released Friday found that some of the 9/11 hijackers were in contact with and received support from individuals likely connected to the Saudi government.Known as the “28 pages,” the secret document was part of a 2002 congressional investigation of the Sept. 11 attacks and has been classified since the report’s completion, despite repeated calls for its release.

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The document actually contains 29 pages of material plus a letter from then-CIA Director George Tenet. “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 document says.The pages also say that the inquiry obtained information “indicating that Saudi Government officials in the United States may have other ties to al-Qa’ida and other terrorist groups,” but the commission that authored them acknowledged that much of the info “remains speculative and yet to be independently verified.”Under pressure from the victims’ families and lawmakers, President Barack Obama said in April his administration would declassify the pages.Sources told CNN ahead of the report’s release that intelligence and law enforcement agencies and the State Department had all reviewed and approved the release of the pages with “minimal redactions.”…

Source: http://www.kcra.com

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