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September 11 attacks, 2001, Student, Attack Biden orders release of 9/11 documents

. The WHITE HOUSE ANNOUNCED THIS WEEKEND. President BIDEN WILL MARK 20 YEARS SINCE A 911 ATTACK. THE THREE LOCATIONS HAD PLANES, GOOD., THE PENTAGON, SHANKSVILLE PENNSYLVANIA AND NEW YORK CITY.. The PRESIDENT ORDERED THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT FRIDAY TO DECLASSIFY SOME OF THE MATERIAL RELATED TO THE TERROR ATTACK. Investigation. SOME FAMILY MEMBERS OF VICTIMS HAVE BEEN PUSHING THE ADMINISTRATION TO RELEASE THE MATERIAL.. They URGE THE PRESIDENT TO SKIP 911 MEMORIALS IF HE DID NOT DECLASSIFY IT. MANY FAMILY MEMBERS BELIEVE THE MATERIAL INCLUDES MORE INFORMATION ON THE SAUDI ARABIA, LINKS TO THE HIJACKERS. 15 OF THE 19 WORK FROM THE KINGDOM., THE SAUDI GOVERNMENT LONG DENIED ANY CONNECTION TO ATTACKS. LETS Bring IN OUR NATIONAL SECURITY REPORTER OLIVIA GAZIS., CAN YOU TELL OUR VIEWERS WHAT DOCUMENTS MIGHT BE RELEASED? Sure. SO., PERHAPS THE MOST PROMINENT SET OF DOCUMENTS AT ISSUE IS OPERATION, ENCORE, WHICH IS THE NAME OF AN FBI INVESTIGATION INTO POSSIBLE SAUDI GOVERNMENT CONNECTIONS TO THE 911 ATTACKS.. Then INVESTIGATION WAS LAUNCHED IN 2007. FOCUSED ON SEVERAL SAUDI NATIONALS, WHO MAY HAVE MATERIALLY ASSISTED TWO OF THE 911 HIJACKERS WE NOW RESIDED IN CALIFORNIA IN THE WEEKS BEFORE THE ATTACK., AT LEAST ON ALREADY SAID, HE MATCHED THE HIJACKERS AT A RESTAURANT BY CHANCE STRUCK UP A Conversation HE SAYS AND SUBSEQUENTLY HELP THEM LEASE AN APARTMENT AND SET UP BANK ACCOUNTS IN SAN DIEGO. BY OTHERS. As YOU SAY, THEY WERE PREVIOUSLY INVESTING GET IT BY THE 911 COMMISSION, WHICH ULTIMATELY SAID IT DID NOT FIND THAT HERE OTHERS AIDED EXTREMIST.

SINCE THEN, FBI AGENTS, WHO WERE INVOLVED WITH THE INVESTIGATION, TOLD COLLEAGUES AT CBS NEWS WITHOUT GOING INTO SPECIFICS THAT THERE IS SOME INFORMATION In STILL CLASSIFY DOCUMENTS THAT COULD CHANGE THE UNDERSTANDING OF HOW THE ATTACKS AND FOLDED. THOSE ARE DETAILS THAT UNTIL NOW, THE U.S. GOVERNMENT HAS SAID HAS JUST DECLASSIFIED IN ORDER TO PROTECT THE NATIONAL SECURITY. OLIVIA. Do WE KNOW MORE ABOUT WHY THESE DOCUMENTS HAVE BEEN KEPT SECRET FOR SO LONG X? You MENTIONED THE NATIONAL SECURITY ASPECT OF. Do WE HAVE ANY INFORMATION THAT INDICATES THE SITUATION HAS CHANGED, SO IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE FOR PRESENTS TOUSLED WITH THIS DECISION. Despite ENORMOUS PRESSURE FROM THE VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILIES FOR MORE ANSWERS., UNTIL NOW, THE GOVERNMENT HAS SOMETHING WITH STATE SECRETS, PRIVILEGE WHICH SAYS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CAN RESIST DISCLOSING INFORMATION DURING LITIGATION. If THE DISCLOSURE OF THE INFORMATION DELIGHT WOULD HARM NATIONAL SECURITY., WHEN THE PRIVILEGE IS INVOKED ITS HARD TO KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT WHY? Because THE COURT HAS TO EVALUATE THE CLAIM WITHOUT FORCING THE DISCLOSURE OF THE INFORMATION AT ISSUE. CRITICS OF THE DECISION. Families AT THIS AND OTHER CASES SAY IT IS AN OVERUSED EXCUSE NOT BEING USED FOR VALID NATIONAL SECURITY CONCERNS, BECAUSE THIS HAPPENED 20 YEARS AGO. REALLY TO OBSCURE OR CONCEAL, EMBARRASSING OR QUESTIONABLE CONDUCT BY THE GOVERNMENT OR GOVERNMENTS THAT MIGHT INVOLVE. REALLY. It IS HARD TO KNOW WHERE THE TRUTH LIES IN ANY GIVEN CASE UNTIL THE INFORMATION COMES TO LIGHT. LETS GET INTO THE ACTUAL DETAILS ABOUT THE INFORMATION.

. What DOES PRESIDENT BIDENS EXECUTIVE ORDER REQUIRE? The JUSTICE DEPARTMENT DO NOW SURE. THE EXECUTIVE ORDER, WHICH WAS ISSUED FRIDAY ISSUES. Another RELEVANT AGENCY TO REVIEW DECLASSIFY A PUBLICLY RELEASE A SET OF THE STILL SECRET GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS RELATED TO THE ATTACKS., SPECIFICALLY ITEMS RELATED TO WHETHER THE HIJACKERS HAD ANY RELATIONSHIP WITH THE FOREIGN GOVERNMENT.. He DEPARTMENT ALREADY STARTED TO REVIEW ABOUT A MONTH AGO.. What THIS REALLY DOES IS ENFORCES A TIMETABLE FOR DOCUMENTS RELEASES, AND IT REALLY ASKED THE AGENCIES TO ERR ON THE SIDE OF DISCLOSURE AND TRANSPARENCY., SPECIFICALLY BY SEPTEMBER 11th, AND REQUIRES THE DOJ TO RELEASE THE SUMMARY OF THE FINDINGS OF OPERATION. Encore THE FBI INVESTIGATION, OTHER DOCUMENTS WOULD HAVE TO BE RELEASED PENDING A REVIEW IN THE NEXT SIX MONTHS. AMONG THOSE GOOD THINGS LIKE INTERNAL FBI CORRESPONDENCE. HOW THEY DECIDED TO CLOSE DOWN THE INVESTIGATION. Pick OTHER ANALYTICAL DOCUMENTS, INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT ALL FROM PRIOR INVESTIGATIONS. FOR PRESIDENT BIDEN. It MARKS THE CAMP A PROMISE. He SAID HE WOULD DO THIS AND IT IS AGAIN A BIG STEP BECAUSE, AS WE SAID, MULTIPLE ADMINISTRATION HAVE WEIGHED AND ULTIMATELY DECLINED TO RELEASE. Many OF THESE DOCUMENTS ALWAYS EXCITING NATIONAL SECURITY CONCERNS.. So IT IS NOT NECESSARILY ALL THE DOCUMENTS ARE GOING TO BE RELEASED, BUT PARTICULARLY WHEN IT COMES TO OPERATION ENCORE. We KNOW IT IS SO IMPORTANT TO THE FAMILIES OF 911 VICTIMS.. We ARE EXPECTING THAT TO BE FORTHCOMING.. So HOW HAVE THOSE FAMILIES OF VICTIMS RESPONDED? I THINK IMAGINE THEY VERY MUCH WELCOME THE DEVELOPMENT.

. They CALLED IT A TURNING POINT, A CRITICAL FIRST.. It COMES AFTER LITERALLY DECADES OF PRESSURE AND EVEN IN THE PAST SEVERAL WEEKS, EXCLUSIVE PRESSURE ON PRESIDENT BIDEN., YOU MENTION A STATED HUNDRED SURVIVORS FAMILY MEMBERS. Since THE PRESENT A LETTER SAYING HE WOULD NOT BE WELCOME AT ANY 911 MEMORIAL EVENTS IF THESE DOCUMENTS WERE DECLASSIFIED AND RELEASED. MORE RECENTLY, OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS, THOUSANDS OF THEM SIGNED IT ALLEGING FBI, MISCONDUCT AND MISHANDLING ITS AS IT WAS RELATED TO THE ATTACK CALLING FOR THE Inspector GENERAL INVESTIGATION., IT HAS BEEN A REALLY LONG AND FRAUGHT PROCESS THAT YOU KNOW MIGHT SEE CLOSURE ONE WAY OR THE OTHER IN THE COMING WEEKS IN THE NEXT SIX MONTHS. SO OLIVIA, YOU MENTIONED THE PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION STRUGGLING WITH THIS IN PART BECAUSE OF THE U.S. RELATIONSHIP With SAUDI ARABIA. TWO QUESTIONS., FIRST, A QUICK ONE. GIVEN THIS WAS A CAMPAIGN PROMISE BY THEN CANDIDATE BIDEN. THAT HE PREVIOUSLY SERVED IN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, AS VICE PRESIDENT. Presumably, HE WOULD ALREADY HAVE ACCESS TO KNOW WHAT THE FINDINGS WERE IN THIS, AND SO I AM HOPING THAT YOU CAN TELL OUR VIEWERS IF THE ASSUMPTION IS CORRECT. Given ALL OF THAT, HOW DO YOU EXPECT THIS MIGHT AFFECT THE U.S. SAUDI RELATIONSHIP MOVING FORWARD? Sure. YEAH. THE ANSWER TO YOUR FIRST QUARTER, THE PRESIDENT AND THE VICE PRESIDENT WOULD HAVE HAD AN AWARENESS OF THIS ARE THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WHO WAS CONFRONTED WITH THE DECISION, AS THE ISSUE HAS BEEN OUT IN THE ETHER A REALLY LONG TIME.

, BUT IT IS STILL EXTRAORDINARILY Sensitive SAUDI ARABIA, AS YOU MENTIONED, ALWAYS DENIED THE GOVERNMENT WAS INVOLVED WITH OFFICIALS. There SAYING THERE IS NO TRUTH TO THE INVESTIGATION., THEN IS THE KEY POINT. WOULD MAKE A MONUMENTAL DIFFERENCE. If ANYTHING CAME OUT TO SAY THE SAUDI GOVERNMENT OR HIGH RANKING OFFICIAL IN THE GOVERNMENT HAD INVOLVEMENT OR EVEN AWARENESS OF THE 911 ATTACKS.. What IS LESS CLEAR IS WHAT THE IMPLICATION IS: ESTABLISHING LINKS TO INDIVIDUALS WHO WERE LOOSELY OR INDIRECTLY ASSOCIATED WITH THE GOVERNMENT, DIGESTIONS OF WHICH ARE ALREADY OUT THERE.. The QUESTION IS: DO THESE CONNECTIONS GO ANY DEEPER OR ANY HIGHER? I THINK ALSO. It IS WORTH NOTING COMING IN A TIME OF REALLY HEIGHTENED HUNDRED TERRORISM CONCERNS BECAUSE OF THE U.S. WITHDRAWAL FROM AFGHANISTAN.. Saudi ARABIA ALWAYS HAS BEEN A KEY INTELLIGENCE PARTNER IN THE REGION. Sharing INFORMATION. RELEASING THESE DOCUMENTS.. It WOULD PROVIDE CLOSURE FOR FAMILIES WHO HAD BEEN IN A LOT OF PAIN.. It ALSO REALLY STRANGE RELATIONS WITH THE KINGDOM, JUST AS THE U.S.

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