Unleash the revisionist history... Congress released on Friday a long-classified report exploring the alleged ties of the Saudi Arabian government to the 9/11 hijackers.
The missing 28 pages from the 9/11 report begins...
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"While in the United States, some of the September 11 hijackers were in contact with, and received support from, individuals who may be connected to the Saudi Government..."
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. As CNN reports, former Sen. Bob Graham, who chaired the committee that carried out the investigation and has been pushing the White House to release the pages, said Thursday he was "very pleased" that the documents would be released.
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"It is going to increase the questioning of the Saudis' role supporting the hijackers," Graham told CNN. "I think of this almost as the 28 pages are sort of the cork in the wine bottle. And once it's out, hopefully the rest of the wine itself will start to pour out." Graham added, "Would the U.S. government have kept information that was just speculation away from American people for 14 years if somebody didn't think it was going to make a difference?"
Under pressure from the victims' families and lawmakers, President Barack Obama said in April his administration would declassify the pages.
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Sources told CNN that intelligence and law enforcement agencies and the State Department have all reviewed and approved the release of the pages with "minimal redactions." But the report Congress put out had multiple inked out sections.
The Saudi government itself has repeated called for the pages to be made public so that it can respond to any allegations, which it has long called unfounded.
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"We've been saying since 2003 that the pages should be released," said Nail Al-Jubeir,...
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