Breaking Now: Just moments ago, President Biden ordered the FBI to review, declassify and release 9/11 investigation documents held by the government – something victim families have been requesting for many years.
“President Biden on Friday signed an executive order that would require the review, declassification and release of classified government documents related to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001,” according to The Washington Post.
“In doing so, Biden said he was fulfilling a promise he had made while campaigning for president, in which he had vowed, if elected, to direct the U.S. attorney general to ‘personally examine the merits of all cases’ where the government had invoked state secrets privilege and ‘to err on the side of disclosure in cases where, as here, the events in question occurred two decades or longer ago.’ [emphasis added]
“‘When I ran for president, I made a commitment to ensuring transparency regarding the declassification of documents on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on America,’ Biden said in a statement Friday. ‘As we approach the 20th anniversary of that tragic day, I am honoring that commitment.’
“The executive order directs the Department of Justice and other relevant agencies to oversee a declassification review of documents related to the FBI’s Sept. 11 investigations. The order also requires the U.S. attorney general to release the declassified documents publicly over the next six months, Biden said.” [emphasis added]
For more of this report, please go to The Washington Post.
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