Khashoggi report spurs 9/11 families to push Biden for more Saudi disclosures

Yahoo News

Michael Isikoff

March 1, 2021

Seizing on the new disclosures about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the families of Sept. 11 victims are appealing to President Biden to release still-classified documents about an FBI investigation into the Saudi role in the terror attacks that were blocked from public release by the Trump administration.

In a letter to Biden and Attorney General designate Merrick Garland, an advance copy of which was shared with Yahoo News, family members say their lawsuit against the Saudi government for alleged complicity in the attacks has been repeatedly thwarted in recent years by the refusal of the FBI and Justice Department to turn over key documents. The letter will be sent later this week after Garland’s expected confirmation.

“We implore you to stop this travesty of justice and ensure that the Department of Justice immediately provide the documents and cooperation we need so that we can finally hold Saudi Arabia accountable,” states the letter, signed by nearly 2,000 family members of 9/11 victims. “We pray that after almost two decades of seeking accountability, our struggle will finally end by the upcoming 20th anniversary of the darkest day in American history. We have waited long enough.”

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