The Biden-Harris regime’s top enforcer, Director Christopher Wray of the FBI has promised under serious bipartisan pressure to do “everything they possibly can” to expose and declassify information that connects the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the 9/11 attacks.
On June 17th during a hearing with the House Judiciary Committee, the chief of the FBI said he would “discuss further declassifications with Biden’s Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines.” according to The Washington Examiner.
Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) told the hearing,
“From at least 2007 to 2016, the FBI conducted an investigation into evidence that the Saudi government agents provided essential assistance to the first arriving 9/11 hijackers. And the FBI and DOJ have publicly acknowledged that three Saudi government agents are primary subjects of that investigation, which is named Operation Encore.”
“The 9/11 families issued a subpoena in 2018 for records from the FBI’s 9/11 investigative files that are critical to that lawsuit,” Massie said.
“According to lawyers for those families of the victims, the FBI has refused to search its complete files for responsive documents, claiming it would be too burdensome to do so, and the FBI has withheld certain key documents and significantly redacted others, despite the fact that the records concerning events that occurred 20 years ago.”
OANN writes that “Additionally, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle wrote to Wray and U.S. Attorney Gen. Merrick Garland, asking them to go public with the intelligence.”
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Rep. Massie referred Wray to the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, a 2016 law that passed overriding then-President Obama’s veto which gives the families of 9/11 victims the ability to take the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to US Federal Court.
Massie pushed Director Wray HARD, while Democrats on the committee were conspicuously quiet,
“Will you commit today that the FBI will conduct a review of all its relevant 9/11 files on an expedited basis to identify documents relevant to the family’s lawsuit and to produce them to the fullest extent possible without sacrificing justice for the victims in the name of diplomacy?”
Wray answered in lukewarm, even defensive fashion: “I will make sure that our folks are doing everything they possibly can, consistent with our responsibilities. Obviously, there are matters that involve classified information. There are matters that involve grand jury information. I do know that the Justice Department has asserted the state secrets privilege and that I understand that that has been upheld by both magistrate judge and the district judge about some information.”
“I also know, though, and I think this is important for me to add, that we have produced and worked diligently to produce thousands of documents, including ones that have rarely been released. And I would not want to leave this exchange without telling you how much I care about this issue. The families of the 9/11 victims matter deeply to me, and I know they’re frustrated.”
The Saudi government has consistently denied any involvement with the 9/11 attack. Families of the victims are seeking details related to Omar al Bayoumi. Bayoumi is reported to be a past Saudi intelligence officer, and a former Saudi consulate official, Fahad al Thumairy, both of whom allegedly had contact with Khalid al Mihdhar and Nawaf al Hazmi, two of the Saudi nationals among the 19 hijackers.
The families of the 9/11 victims have pointed to the Biden-Harris regime’s comparatively rapid declassification of intel related to the murder of Jamal Kashoggi as a double standard. This would seem to demonstrate bad faith on the part of the administration.