The 9/11 families have partnered with political figures on both sides of the aisle in our almost 20-year pursuit to gain support and awareness about the lack of information we have been given regarding the individuals who are behind the 9/11 terror attacks.
President Donald J. Trump
"Who blew up the World Trade Center? It wasn't the Iraqis. It was Saudis. Take a look at Saudi Arabia. Open the documents. We ought to get Bush or somebody to have the documents opened. Because, frankly, if you open the documents, I think you're gonna see that it was Saudi Arabia."
On February 17, 2016, then presidential candidate Donald Trump called into the live taping of FOX AND FRIENDS and discussed George W. Bush, Iraq and the events of 9/11 with hosts Brian Kilmeade, Ainsley Earhardt and Steve Doocy.
Former Senator Bob Kerrey
In a 9/16/2016 opinion published in The Hill, Senator Bob Kerrey wrote:
“Defenders of the Kingdom frequently cite the 9/11 Commission report as evidence that the Saudis were not involved. This is not true. It is true that the Commission did not conclude that the Saudis were guilty, but we most definitely did not conclude that they were not involved. In fact, there was considerable evidence suggesting just the opposite.
. . . our investigation found substantial evidence that one or more Saudi government employees located in the United States provided direct aid and support to the 9/11 hijackers. Those Saudi government employees were associated with the Kingdom’s Ministry of Islamic Affairs, the same arm of the Saudi government that had primary responsibility for implementing the Kingdom’s global efforts to propagate the radical Wahhabi stream of Islam, and that was responsible for supervising Wahhabi proselytizing organizations that directly sponsored al Qaeda, like Al Haramain.”
. . . it is well past time to set the record straight concerning the Saudis and 9/11 once and for all."
Former Sen. Bob Kerrey served in the U.S. Senate from 1989-2001 and as a member of the 9/11 Commission.
9/11 Commission Records at The National Archives Website:
"When the 9/11 Commission closed on August 21, 2004, it transferred legal custody of its records to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). The Commission encouraged the release of its records to the fullest extent possible in January 2009. Because the Commission was part of the legislative branch its records are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)."
President Donald J. Trump
"President Obama’s veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act is shameful and will go down as one of the low points of his presidency."
On September 23, 2016, then presidential candidate Donald Trump released a statement to the press condemning President Obama's veto of JASTA. Trump continued . . .
“That President Obama would deny the parents, spouses, and children of those we lost on that horrific day the chance to close this painful chapter in their lives is a disgrace. These are wonderful people, and as a lifelong New Yorker, I am saddened that they will, for now, not have that opportunity. If elected president, I would sign such legislation should it reach my desk."
Former Senator Bob Graham
Former Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee and Co-Chairman of the Congressional Joint Inquiry into the Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Attacks of September 11, 2001:
“Cover-up is a fairly passive action. You put something away and keep it out of the vision of other people who might wish to see it. Aggressive deception is where you try to change the narrative in an untruthful way, and then you keep the material that would provide the truth away from the people. So the only thing they see and are exposed to is the false narrative.”
"...the most important reason is to avoid the corrosive effect that government secrecy can have on a democracy. The nation that denies its people information about what it is doing in their name is a nation slogging down a dark alley of public suspicion toward decline and mediocrity. As Daniel Patrick Moynihan put it, 'Secrecy is for losers.' "
Former Sen. Bob Graham served in the U.S. Senate from 1987-2005 and as Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Senator Graham led the joint congressional investigation into 9/11.
Senator Richard Blumenthal with 9/11 Family Member Brett Eagleson
On 4/09/18 Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and 9/11 family member Brett Eagleson held a press conference in Hartford, CT.
"I will continue this fight side by side with these families to uncover the truth and seek the documents and witnesses necessary from Saudi Arabia, all of the organizations like the Saudi High Commission and the United States government - if it has the information that can help these families seek justice against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia." ~ Senator Blumenthal
Former Senator Bob Graham
In a 9/9/2016 New York Times Op-ed, former Senator Bob Graham encouraged President Obama to support JASTA:
"He should sign the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act and use his authority to direct the release of all the chapters of the book of Sept. 11. And then our country must act based on the truths they may reveal."