The Department of Justice (DOJ) stated on Thursday that they will miss a deadline set by Joe Biden’s administration to release documents related to the FBI investigation of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
According to a report from The Hill, Biden signed an executive order in September 2021 that required the DOJ to review the FBI’s 9/11 documents within a six-month timeframe and declassify them.
However, Reuters reported that while 700 documents 2,700 pages related to the 9/11 investigation have been released, the FBI is set to release even more information by mid-April. They will reportedly create “production sets” pertaining to the documents, and they will further complete redactions on some of the documents, as well.
Over the past 20 years, families of loved ones who perished in the horrific terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers in New York have pressured the government to release documents surrounding the investigation of the attacks.
According to Reuters, many of these families and relatives believe that the Saudi Arabian government supported the attacks and have even sued them for it, although the Saudi Kingdom has strongly denied their involvement in the events of 9/11.
According to the report from The Hill, 15 of the 19 suicide bombers hailed from Saudi Arabia. 9/11 families today have requested that the Biden administration address this issue with the Saudis during upcoming meetings between them and the U.S. Relatives of the nearly 3,000 casualties of the coordinated terrorist attacks from 2001 have been extremely dedicated to seeking answers related to the root cause of the attacks.
Many of them are also wondering why the findings from the FBI investigation have been so closely guarded for such a long period of time, and when justice will be served in the form of free and accessible information to the American people.