CIA chief expects release of 9/11 documents to clear Saudi Arabia

by Reuters  |  published on June 12, 2016

CIA chief John Brennan said on Sunday he expects 28 classified pages of a U.S. congressional report into the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States to be published, absolving Saudi Arabia of any responsibility.

“So these 28 pages I believe are going to come out and I think it’s good that they come out. People shouldn’t take them as evidence of Saudi complicity in the attacks,” Brennan said in an interview with Saudi-owned Arabiya TV, according to a transcript provided by the network.

The withheld section of the 2002 report is central to a dispute over whether Americans should be able to sue the Saudi government, a key U.S. ally, for damages.

The U.S. Senate passed a bill on May 17 allowing the families of Sept. 11 victims to do so, setting up a potential showdown with the White House, which has threatened a veto.

Saudi Arabia denies providing any support for the 19 hijackers – most of whom were Saudi citizens – who killed nearly 3,000 people in the Sept. 11 attacks. Riyadh strongly objects to the bill.

  • Worried Vet

    It’s time for the truth to come out instead of all the B’S. It’s time to make the liberal media accountable for lying to the public for decades. It’s time to make the media do their damn job.

  • Warren

    obama appointee Brennan is a Muslim what ever he releases is going to make the Saudis look innocent.

  • Wolfman

    Yeah!!! Saudi Arabia is innocent!!! Kinda like the Orange County sheriff early this morning when asked by a reporter, after it was determined the GAY NIGHTCLUB shooter ( was he a homophobe too)was dead … ” What did the attacker look like???” the Sheriff’s response ” We don’t know….he didn’t live around here!! ” ! What the hell does that mean??? What does his place of residence have to do with his physical features! Right away this reminded me of San Bernardino again… no one knows nothin’!!! Automatically I knew it was a Muslim!!! Everyone’s innocent except if your a Christain wedding cake baker. Oh! by the way the shooter was a registered Democrat Muslim …. so much for mocking Trump followers, and their supposed anti LGBT stance. Based on all the trouble at political rallies maybe the focus needs to shift to illegals and democrats . These are the ones starting all the fights . Also, time to start banning the Islamic flag…an obvious symbol of hate!!! Long live the Middle States and the South…it’s too late for the northeast and west coast.

  • Kathleen

    Does anyone really trust what “THEY” say anymore? I have no doubt that this totally corrupt administration will release 28 pages of something, creating phony documentation that absolves the Saudis. Let’s hope they do a better job of forgery than they did with the birth certificate [/sarcasm off]. Biggest bunch of lying, thieving, murdering b*st*rds–every one of them.

  • Dolores Adams

    Saudi Arabia should not be absolved ONLY IF they are not guilty.

  • Rodney Steward

    This is a typical White house scam, and did anyone know that this POS John Brennan in a MUSLIM, FACT!!! So what do we expect from this low life! There are WAY to many muslims appointed to Highly Classified jobs that should not be, all to help make us a third world rate hole, and congress just sites around with their finger up their butts, or someone’s butt!!

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