Sens. Johnson and Blumenthal Seek Complete Records of Saudi Arabia’s Role in 9/11 Attacks

WASHINGTON – Ahead of the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, and as part of an ongoing inquiry into Saudi Arabia’s attempts to influence United States, the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI) asked Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to provide the complete, unredacted records of Saudi Arabia’s role in the attacks and requested a full explanation of any ongoing need for classification of any portions of these records. 

In a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray, Ranking Member Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and PSI Chairman Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) noted that since an earlier request for these materials in July, “we have not received a single document or obtained an explanation for any of the hundreds of redactions that remain, despite the government’s recent declassification review.”

“Your failure to respond to our letter only adds to our concerns about the U.S. government’s longstanding refusal to provide full transparency to the American public, and particularly for the families of 9/11 victims, about Saudi Arabia’s role in the 9/11 attacks,”  the senators wrote.

The full letter can be found here.