Sen. Richard Blumenthal

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Sen. Blumenthal Aims To Declassify All Remaining 9/11 Documents

July 28, 2018 - 4:13 pm

WASHINGTON (WCBS 880/AP) -- A Connecticut lawmaker wants all remaining documents related to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks to be declassified.

Whether it was to protect secret sources or to shield methods for obtaining information, any reason for classifying 9/11 documents has long since passed, according to U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut).

The senator plans to introduce a resolution Monday, in which he will call on the CIA, FBI and other agencies to declassify all remaining documents.

“The United States’ government ought to be protecting our citizens who were victims and survivors, and had loved ones,” Blumenthal said. He added the government should “not be protecting those foreign governments or the terrorist organizations that were responsible for 9/11.”

Without the documents, Blumenthal believes justice for the victims will be completely out of reach for their families.

“The 9/11 victims are simply seeking documents that will enable them to prove in court that these individuals and groups should be held accountable,” the Connecticut senator said.

The lawmaker also said he believes the American people also deserve to see the documents, as they may reveal unknown connections between terrorists and foreign nations.