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White House Lies ‘Any Day Now,’ In Order To Stall and Crush the Release of the 28 Pages

April 25, 2016 (EIRNS)—Senior intelligence sources have been reporting to LaRouche’s EIR that the White House is dead-set on stopping the release of the 28 pages, and intends to stall on releasing anything of substance, in the hopes that they can bury the gathering momentum for release.

And so Associated Press complied, putting out a story on Sunday evening which generated headlines around the world that the Obama White House is "poised" to release the 28 pages implicating Saudi Arabia in the 9/11 attack on the United States. What actual news is reported? None. "The White House will likely soon release at least part of a 28-page secret chapter," AP writes [emphasis added].

Obama’s Director of Intelligence, James Clapper, told a Christian Science Monitor breakfast that the pages could be made public by June, according to a report this morning in The Hill.

"I think that is certainly a realistic goal from where we stand with that... We are in the position of trying to coordinate interagency positions on the declassification of the 28 pages."

That’s no different from the vague promise the White House gave to former Senator Bob Graham after CBS’s 60 Minutes program made the 28 pages a fighting issue again nationwide.

White House arm-twisting, perhaps with Bush family input as well, is the likely source of the backpedaling on the release of the 28 pages by the chair and vice chair of the 9/11 Commission. Former Gov. Tom Kean and former Rep. Lee Hamilton, who had spoken out in defense of their release not long ago, issued a statement on April 22 reasserting the lie that the 28 pages contain merely "raw, unvetted material that came to the FBI," and therefore should be suppressed. They not only lied that subequent U.S. investigations exonerated Saudi government and senior officials, but they went so far as to repeat the lie that Saudi Arabia has repented from its support for "an especially vitriolic extremist form of Islam," some of it linked to terrorism, and has become "an ally of the United States in combatting terrorism."

The two then recommend that, were the administration to decide to release the pages, "steps be taken to protect the identities of anyone who has been ruled out by authorities as having any connection to the 9/11 plot," a telling admission that some very high-up people may be named in those pages the British, Saudis, and Obama are so desperate to silence.

As Kean and Hamilton admit,

the 9/11 attacks were the worst mass murder ever carried out in the United States. Those responsible deserve the maximum punnishment possible. Therefore, accusations of complicity in that mass murder from responsible authorities are a grave matter."