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Paul joins crusade to expose secret 9/11 documents

02.06.2015  |  23:14
Paul joins crusade to expose secret 9/11 documents

The pages were blacked out by the Bush administration on national security grounds.

“We cannot let page after page of blanked-out documents be obscured by a veil,” Paul said at a packed Capitol press conference on Tuesday, flanked by fellow lawmakers and families of victims of the 2001 attack. “We owe it to these families, and we cannot let this lack of transparency erode trust and make us feel less secure.”

For years, Jones and other lawmakers have been fighting for the release of the pages, which are believed to paint senior officials within Saudi Arabia as complicit in the terror attacks.

“We all are calling today for the release of these 28 pages,” Paul said.

“The 28 pages are very important and will, I think, inform the American people and, in so doing, will cause the American government to reconsider the nature of our relationship with Saudi Arabia,” Graham said on Tuesday.

Paul joins crusade to expose secret 9/11 documents. 596.png“But beyond that, these are emblematic of a pattern of withholding information unnecessarily and to the detriment of the American people.”

Some lawmakers who have read the pages disagree with their characterization about Saudi Arabia, Osama bin Laden's home country.

Perhaps surprisingly, Saudi Arabia supports releasing the pages. Keeping them secret, the kingdom has said, has allowed people to suspect that their contents are worse than they actually are.

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