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Politicians to Oppose 9/11 'Coverup'

Former Sen. Bob Graham leads charge to release 28 redacted pages
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 5, 2015 3:30 PM CST
Politicians to Speak Out Against 9/11 'Coverup'
Former Senator Bob Graham, D-Fla., in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

(Newser) – A group seeking to declassify data on 9/11 will speak out this week and highlight the possible involvement of Saudi officials in the terror attack, the New York Post reports. Leading the charge is Bob Graham, a former Democratic senator who co-chaired the panel that released the redacted congressional 9/11 report in 2002. Along with him, 9/11 families as well as Reps. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass) and Walter Jones (R-NC) will take part in the Capitol Hill press conference on Wednesday. Graham, who speaks of a "coverup," has long called for the US government to release the report's 28 redacted pages, the Miami Herald reports.

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Graham says those pages include vital information on Saudis who helped fund 9/11 hijackers via the Saudi embassy in Washington, Saudi consulate in Los Angeles, and a wealthy family in Florida linked to Saudi Arabia's royal family. Lynch and Jones say they'll offer the new Congress a resolution seeking declassification of the 9/11 documents; the bipartisan effort, first introduced a year ago, has 21 co-sponsors. In an interesting sideline, liberal Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Orlando) says the US House Intelligence Committee denied his request to see the redacted pages because he has decried NSA domestic spying, Florida Bulldog reports. "This is a petty means for the spying industrial complex to lash back," he says. (Read more 9/11 attacks stories.)

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