9/11 Commission

House Intel Committee Releases Missing 28 Pages from 9/11 Inquiry

By Cody M. Poplin
Friday, July 15, 2016, 2:24 PM

The House Intelligence Committee today released the long-classified 28 pages of a 2002 congressional inquiry into the 9/11 attacks that deal with the alleged role of Saudi Arabia in the attacks.

The Washington Post reports that House Intel voted to release the pages on the heels of growing pressure from the public and following a White House review. The Post reminds us that "Administration officials have also downplayed the significance of the information, noting the 9/11 commission created by Congress thoroughly examined the issue and did not find evidence of a link between Saudi officials and the hijackers who staged the attacks on New York and Washington on Sept. 11, 2001." Even so, the documents have the potential to influence ongoing debate around legislation currently before Congress that would allow the families of 9/11 victims to secure damages from Saudi Arabia for any role it played in the attacks.

You can find the 28 pages on the House Intelligence Committee's website here.