9/11 Families United Celebrates President Biden’s Executive Order Ordering a Full Declassification Review of 9/11-Related Documents
Biden directive follows the approach of the September 11 Transparency Act.
|Washington, D.C. – 9/11 Families United released the following statement celebrating President Joe Biden’s Executive Order mandating a full declassification review of 9/11-related investigatory files: |
“We are thrilled to see the President forcing the release of more evidence about Saudi connections to the 9/11 Attacks,” said Terry Strada, whose husband, Tom, was killed in the World Trade Center. “We have been fighting the FBI and intelligence community for too long, but this looks like a true turning point.”
Strada continued, “There is much more work to be done to secure justice for our murdered loved ones and to rectify the immense damage the 20-year shroud of secrecy has caused, but we now are optimistic that President Biden will be helping us achieve those goals. Sen. Menendez told us that Congress sometimes has to jolt the White House into action and we’re pleased that President Biden took notice. We all thank Sen. Menendez and the other senators for their leadership.”
As background, the September 11 Transparency Act, currently moving through Congress, would require a full declassification of files relating to the 9/11 investigation. Strada and other 9/11 family members participated in the announcement of the legislation at a Capitol Hill ceremony last month, in which Senators Robert Menendez, Richard Blumenthal, and Chuck Schumer all demanded greater transparency.
The President’s executive order also follows an op-ed that Strada penned in USA Today that called on the President to honor the commitment his Administration made on his first day in office “to bring transparency and truth back to government — to share the truth even when it’s hard to hear….”
About 9/11 Families United: 9/11 Families United is an organization consisting of family members of those murdered in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, as well as many of those who survived, were injured in or sickened from the attacks, a community that numbers well over 10,000. More information is at www.911familiesunited.org. ###