By Brandon Hall
(Email him at WestMiPolitics@Gmail.com)
Congressman Justin Amash says that CIA Director John Brennan's assessment regarding 28 pages of a 9-11 report that have been kept secret from the American people for nearly 15 years is inaccurate.
Brennan claims nothing in the report implicates the Saudis and that the secret documents should be released.
Amash agrees they should be released, but fired back at Brennan's assertion the Saudis were in the clear.
"CIA director must be referring to different 28 pages than the ones I read," Amash said via Twitter...
According to The Hill:“Information in the report, according to the New York Post, includes evidence of several phone calls between a handler for one of the hijackers in San Diego and the Saudi Embassy in Washington, as well as the transfer of $130,000 from the family checking account of then-Saudi Ambassador Prince Bandar to another San Diego handler. Strangely enough, as first reported by The Hill’s Alexander Bolton, in the days immediately following the Sept. 11 attacks, when all commercial flights were banned, 140 Saudi nationals were safely escorted out of the United States by the FBI.
Even though on two different occasions, in 2009 and 2011, President Obama promised relatives of the 9/11 victims he would make public the missing 28 pages, he has yet to do so. Now, with time running out before the end of his term, he’s under increased pressure."
_____________________________________________________________________Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.
>>>Email him at WestMiPolitics@Gmail.com
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