CIA director lifts veil over secret 9/11 pages

2016-05-02 13:42


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Washington - CIA Director John Brennan says a 28-page secret chapter from a congressional inquiry into 9/11 contains preliminary information about possible Saudi links to the attackers that hadn't been corroborated or checked out at the time.

The Obama administration may soon release part of the material.

Brennan told NBC's "Meet the Press" there were "concerns about sensitive source of methods, investigative actions" and said the September 11 investigation was still underway.

Brennan said the 9/11 commission followed up on the preliminary information in the 28 pages and made "a very clear judgment" there was no evidence indicating "the Saudi government as an institution or Saudi officials individually" financially backed al-Qaeda.

He was concerned some might seize on "uncorroborated, unvetted information", cited Saudi involvement and concluded that it would be "very, very inaccurate."

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