Lawmakers are growing increasingly optimistic that the federal government will soon release 28 pages of secret documents rumored to tie Saudi Arabia to the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
The lawmakers say renewed scrutiny on the pages from the 2002 congressional report about 9/11 has given momentum to their argument that the documents should be released.
“All this has helped us,” Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.), the author of a bill pressing the White House to release the pages, told The Hill on Wednesday.
Jones said he and former Sen. Bob Graham (D-Fla.), an author of the 2002 report who has vigorously pushed for the pages to be released, will meet with Director of National Intelligence James Clapper next month to push for the analysis to be declassified.
“It’s just more and more spotlight on the issue, and that’s really what we’ve been hoping for, that the 9/11 families would be able to get some peace by reading the 28 pages — and the American people as well,” Jones said.