Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) and the House Intelligence Committee approved the release of 28 pages reviewed by the 9/11 Commission that had previously been classified.
The pages come from a section of a congressional report that explored potential ties between the Saudi Arabian government and 9/11 hijackers.
Following the release of the document, Rep. Stewart issued the following statement:
“As a member of the House Intelligence Committee, I approved the release and declassification of the 28, 9/11 pages. I’ve been calling for their release for some time, given the importance of government transparency and the fact that that the contents do not jeopardize our national security. Releasing these pages was important to end speculation about what they do or do not say. What they do contain is a number of recommendations for further investigation by the intelligence community—recommendations which were followed but which never revealed conclusive evidence of the Saudi government’s involvement in the planning or financing of the 9/11 attacks. There is no ‘smoking gun’ in these pages, but I think it’s helpful information for the public to know.”