Not the most trustworthy of types to be heading the CIA at this time and juncture in US history.
Saudi Arabia set to be absolved of responsibility in 9/11 in secret report, CIA chief says
- CIA Chief John Brennan backs release of classified pages, says ‘everyone will see evidence that Saudi government had nothing to do with it’
- President George W Bush redacted 28 pages of a report into 9/11 attacks
- Former Senator Bob Graham, who wrote the report, wants it published
- Obama administration likely soon release secret papers that could light on possible Saudi connection to 9/11
- Fifteen of the 19 hijackers were citizens of Saudi Arabia
- Disclosure will come at time when relations between US and Saudi Arabia are strained
- Saudis have long said that they would welcome declassification
- They said it will give them a chance to respond to allegations
CIA chief John Brennan said he expects 28 classified pages of a U.S. congressional report into the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States to be published, absolving Saudi Arabia of any responsibility.
‘I think the 28 pages will be published and I support their publication and everyone will see the evidence that the Saudi government had nothing to do with it,’ Brennan said in an interview with Saudi-owned Arabiya TV. His comments were dubbed into Arabic.
The withheld section of the 2002 report is central to a dispute over whether Americans should be able to sue the Saudi government, a key U.S. ally, for damages.
John Brennan backs release of classified pages, says ‘everyone will see evidence that Saudi government had nothing to do with it’