WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last month, the Administration and Congress released a redacted version of the missing 28 pages from the Congressional Joint Inquiry into the 9/11 attacks. These formerly classified documents reinforce the belief that the 19 hijackers—most of whom spoke little English, had limited education and had never before visited the United States—did not act alone in perpetrating the sophisticated 9/11 plot. It suggests a strong linkage between those terrorists and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saudi charities, and other Saudi stakeholders. On Aug. 31, at 10 am, in the National Press Club's White Room, U.S. Sen. Bob Graham will discuss what the documents reveal and what still needs to be learned nearly 15 years after the 9/11 attack. National Press Club President Thomas Burr will moderate.
Graham, during his three terms representing Florida, served on the Intelligence Committee for 10 years and as its chair from 2001-2003. He also was the co-chair of the Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attack of September 11, 2001.
During Wednesday's Newsmaker news conference Graham also will discuss the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), which is designed to help families of the nearly 3,000 victims of 9/11 seek justice against Saudi entities. JASTA could provide an additional window into the activities of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Al Qaeda and the 19 hijackers. The Senate has passed JASTA unanimously but the legislation has not come up for a vote in the House.
Since leaving the Senate, Graham has spoken frequently about empowering citizens to be active participants rather than tranquil spectators. This is the subject of a soon-to-be-released book co-authored with Chris Hand entitled America, the Owner's Manual: You Can Fight City Hall – and Win.
The National Press Club is located on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building, 529 14th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20045. As with all Newsmaker events, this forum is open to credentialed media and Press Club members, free of charge. No advance registration is required.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS EVENT, CONTACT:
Jamie Horwitz, NPC Newsmakers Chair, 202-549-4921, [email protected]
SOURCE National Press Club