Association for Defending Victims of Terrorism – Fox News reported, 9/11 group requests meeting with Biden in push for Saudi Arabia documents release
A 9/11 group has requested an in-person meeting with President Biden as the nation will this fall mark 20 years since the terrorist attacks, and families of victims still search for answers.
This is not the first time 9/11 Community United has requested a meeting, but the somber date is only six weeks away. Sources close to Biden indicated this week that the president plans to visit the memorial site on Sept. 11; he also marked the date as the deadline for withdrawing troops from Afghanistan.
“Twenty years is far too long for anybody, especially considering it’s the biggest mass-murder, terrorist attack on American soil,” Community United co-chair Brett Eagleson told Fox News. “The families deserve the truth, justice and closure, and we need to get that from our government.”
“Administration after administration – Biden is no different – they refuse to hand over these documents,” he explained. “In fact, the government doesn’t deny that they exist: They’re saying they exist, but the documents are too sensitive, there would be too much risk to national security to give to the victims of America’s most devastating attack.”
Since the investigation concluded, 9/11 Community United has pushed to include the findings in the lawsuit — an effort that has so far met with little success.
Terry Strada’s husband, Tom, died in the World Trade Center. He worked as the senior vice president of a Cantor company. She just wants answers and “the truth.”
“We’ve had enough,” Strada told Fox News. “We feel we’ve been insulted enough by them by being ignored.”
The families hope that Biden will authorize the declassification of documents, particularly those pertaining to investigations related to Saudi Arabia, so that representatives can see the documents make informed decisions.
Eagleson claimed that former members of the CIA and the intel community have told him that one-year-old documents are as out of date as documents from 10 years ago. Eagleson said. “But to release the documents related to the murder of 3,000 Americans 20 years ago is too sensitive? Then what the hell is in these documents?” The goal, Eagleson said, is to make sure that history remembers “the facts” — a sentiment shared by many members of the group.
“My end goal is for the history books to get 9/11 right,” he explained. “I want the schools and the country and the world to know that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia had a role in supporting the hijackers, and were it not for the help and aid that the hijackers received … there was a 0% chance of 9/11 being successful.”