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    US Congress Too Busy to Uncover Secret 9/11 Chapter on Plot Financing

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    A US politician said that "short term priorities are getting in the way of any action" in Congress.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik), Leandra Bernstein — On the 14th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States, the US Congress is too preoccupied with short-term concerns to release a redacted, 28-page chapter of the investigative report dealing with the financing of the plot, Congressman Stephen Lynch told Sputnik.

    "It is one of those situations where the short term priorities here [in Congress] are getting in the way of any action on [the release of the 28 pages]," Lynch said.

    In January, a bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives urging President Barack Obama to declassify the 28-page section of the joint congressional inquiry report on the activities leading up to the September 11th attacks.

    Lynch, one of the lead cosponsors of the resolution, said that despite the lack of action on the resolution, "we will just have to keep working."

    According to the former Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Bob Graham, who worked on the original joint inquiry report, the contents of the redacted chapter "point a very strong finger to Saudi Arabia."

    Out of the 19 hijackers involved in the attacks, 15 of them were Saudi nationals.

    Families of the September 11 victims and insurers in New York City have opened civil lawsuits against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to recoup losses from the attacks. The Saudis have so far been able to obtain diplomatic immunity and avoid court.

    On September 11, 2001, hijackers affiliated with al-Qaeda took control of four commercial airliners, crashing them into the New York City World Trade Center and the Pentagon, killing nearly 3,000 people.

    The fourth flight, aimed at the US Capitol, crashed in Pennsylvania after passengers attempted to retake control of the aircraft from the hijackers.

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