Exclusive Livestream Coverage: ‘Declassify the 28 Pages’ Capitol Hill Press Conference
LIVE PRESS CONFERENCE
January 7, 2015 · Washington, D.C.
On Wednesday, January 7, at 9:30 am EST, Representatives Walter B. Jones (NC-3), Stephen Lynch (MA-8), and Senator Bob Graham (D-FL) will hold a bipartisan press conference, streamed live on larouchepac.com, on H. Res. 428, a resolution that calls on President Obama to declassify the 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 2001 that were initially classified by President George W. Bush and have remained classified under President Barack Obama. Senator Graham was the chair of the Select Committee on Intelligence when the Joint Inquiry was written and has repeatedly called for the 28 pages to be declassified. H. Res. 428 states that declassification of the pages is necessary to provide the American public with the full truth surrounding the tragic events of September 11, 2001, particularly relating to the involvement of foreign governments. Congressmen Jones, Lynch, and Massie will introduce H. Res. 428 into the 114th Congress.
Also attending the press conference will be representatives from 9/11 Families United for Justice Against Terrorism, and family members of victims killed in the 9/11 attacks.
See also the latest press coverage of the battle to declassify the 28 pages:
CNN’s interview with Senator Graham and 9/11 victim family member Terry Strada, 9/11: The 28 Missing Pages
the New York Post’s story, Politicians push to declassify censored 9/11 reports
Kenric Ward’s piece in the Examiner, Lawmakers seek Saudi 9/11 smoking gun.
See our table of contents to the right of this summary for further background.
Declassify the 28 Pages
Pressure is building in both Houses of Congress. The Obama Administration’s current ‘strategy’ in the Middle East, and the terrorism deployed from that region, has created a global tinderbox, ready to ignite at any moment. First in Libya, then in Syria, Obama’s support for so-called “moderate rebels,” has effectively blown up in the United States’ face. Finally, in the summer of 2014, the terrorizing advance of ISIS across Iraq and parts of Syria made it official: the “War on Terror,” launched in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the U.S., and our foreign policy since, has been a failure.
President Obama in Saudi Arabia 2014.
Meanwhile, as the majority of Congress remains gridlocked in the traps set by the Obama Administration’s intentionally irrelevant agenda, a handful of bi-partisan Representatives are quietly bringing to light a critical piece of 9/11 history, which, if revealed, would fundamentally change our policy in the region, and make public who the leading sponsors of global terrorism were then, and now. The item in questions is what has become known as the “28 Pages,” which refers to a classified 28 page section of an original Congressional joint inquiry report investigating the September 11, 2001 attacks. The pages are said to deal with the foreign, state sponsorship of the attacks and while the documents remain classified, sources familiar with the pages, including former Senator Bob Graham (D-FL) who co-chaired the Joint Inquiry, have hinted that the pages, if released will reveal the damning role Saudi Arabia played in sponsoring the terrorist cells in the two years leading up to the attacks.
“As I read it, we all had our own experience. I had to stop every couple of pages and absorb and try to rearrange my understanding of history for the past 13 years and the years leading up to that. It challenges you to rethink everything.” –Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) on reading the 28 pages. March 11, 2014
Just before Congress left Washington for the midterm elections, on September 9, 2014, Congressmen Walter Jones (R-NC), Stephen Lynch (D-MA) and Thomas Massie (R-KY), held their second press conference on the declassification of the 28 pages, urging their colleagues to co-sponsor their bill, H RES 428, which calls on the President to declassify the redacted section of the Joint Inquiry report. Joined by 9/11 victims’ family members just days before the 13th anniversary of the attacks, the press conference was a devastating rebuke of Obama, who had promised the families that he would personally see that the report be declassified in 2009.
“President Obama, You’re A Liar!”
September 9, 2014 press conference on the 28 pages featuring H RES 428 sponsors and 9/11 victims’ families.
As of this posting, H RES 428 does not yet have a Senate sponsor. Have you discussed this with your Senators? Is your congress member a co-sponsor of H RES 428? For more on getting your Senators and Representative active on declassifying the 28 pages, visit 28pages.org.
Senator Bob Graham’s Untold Story
An interview conducted by Matthew Ogden with former Senator Bob Graham in Naples, Florida on November 11, 2014. Senator Graham served as co-chair of the Congressional Joint Inquiry into 9/11. The subject of the interview is the urgency of declassifying the redacted 28 pages of the Congressional Joint Inquiry’s report to expose the role of Saudi Arabia in financing not only the Al Qaeda attacks of September 11, 2001, but also continuing to finance ISIS and related terrorist organizations today.
Investigative reporter Dan Christensen of the Broward Bulldog, as well as Miami-based first amendment attorney Tom Julin also participated in the interview. Christensen and Julin have been instrumental in combating persistent stonewalling by the Federal Bureau of Investigations in pursuing crucial leads pertaining to connections between a prominent Saudi family and a cell of 9/11 hijackers in Sarasota, Florida prior to the 9/11 attacks.