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Congressman Brad Sherman

Representing the 30th District of CALIFORNIA

Congressman Sherman Calls for Release of 9/11 Report’s 28 pages


May 3, 2016
Press Release

Washington DC –After reading the 28 classified pages of the 9/11 report, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, called for their public disclosure and for direct answers to questions raised in the report.  Sherman will join with his colleagues in sponsoring a resolution that would call on the administration to declassify this chapter of the report.

“There is no reason why this section of the 9/11 report should remain classified, and keeping it out of the public eye does real harm.  I agree with my colleague, Congressman Adam Schiff, the senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, who says that the 28 pages can “be redacted to preserve sources and methods but released, by and large, to the public.”

“Right now the public doesn’t know what to think.  Releasing the information will give them relevant facts with which to work.  Disclosure is often the best policy in public affairs and this is one of those cases.

“The government should also be 100 percent forthcoming about the information that former Senator Bob Graham, co-chair of the Intelligence Committee at the time, believes was withheld from the Congressional inquiry and the 9/11 Commission, including the circumstances surrounding the Ghazzawi family, which rapidly left Florida after the terrorist attacks.

“Those affected by 9/11, and the American people generally, need to know the whole truth about what happened.  There is no good reason to hide this chapter of the story.”