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After Paris Attack, Another TV Special on Releasing the Redacted 28 Pages on Saudi Role in 9/11

Nov. 30, 2015 (EIRNS)—Sharyl Attkisson, the aggressive investigative TV journalist who sued the Justice Department for illegally monitoring her computer at CBS-TV, yesterday aired a nine-minute special segment on her show "Full Measure" about the Saudi role in terrorism, the 28 redacted pages, and Barack Obama’s stonewalling on releasing those pages. Attkisson introduced the topic by saying that this important issue is being aired in the context of the recent attacks by ISIS.

One of the main people interviewed was Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.), a co-sponsor of H.R.14, the resolution to release the 28 pages, first introduced by Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.).

Attkisson also aired footage from the Jan. 7, 2015 press conference organized by Rep. Jones, that showed former Sen. Bob Graham (D-Fla.), who co-chaired the Joint Congressional Inquiry committee that produced the report that included the 28 pages.

“The Saudis know what they did, and they know that we know what they did,” Senator Graham said.

“The position of the United States government has been to protect Saudi Arabia, at virtually every step of the judicial process.”

Immediately following Graham’s accusation about protecting the Saudis, the show cut to a picture of Obama shaking hands with a group of Saudis with the voice-over saying,

“Could the 28 pages unravel the alliance between the U.S. and a close Arab ally in the Mideast? Terry Strada (9/11 families’ activist; the widow of one of the men killed at the World Trade Center) thinks that relationship is secondary to her right to know what happened.”

Why are the pages classified? Rep. Lynch says,

“Having read the 28 pages ... [I think it is] to allow those individuals to escape accountability.”

Attkisson ended with a report on the many Congressional supporters of H.R.14, and with a statement from former Congressman Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.), the former ranking member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence. "I really can’t come up with a good reason to keep the pages classified," Hoekstra says.