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June 10, 2013

9/11 Families Statement: Demand FBI to ‘come clean’ about Sarasota Saudis

The Steering Committee of the 9/11 Families United to Bankrupt Terrorism released a statement on Thursday, June 6, 2013, demanding that the FBI ‘come clean’ about its investigation of a Saudi family that was living in Sarasota, Fla., and may have provided assistance to the hijackers who carried out the 9/11 attacks. The statement also endorses Broward Bulldog, Inc., a Florida non-profit corporation, and its founder Dan Christensen, as well as the  Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit the organization filed to obtain documents it was denied.

As indicated in an article by BrowardBulldog.org, the 9/11 Families’ statement was issued just after former U.S. Senator Bob Graham, who co-chaired the 9/11 Congressional Inquiry, filed a declaration in support of the FOIA request, that stated, “I am troubled by what appears to me to be a persistent effort by the FBI to conceal from the American people information concerning possible Saudi support of the September 11 attacks.”

The 9/11 family members also seek information that would shed light on alleged Saudi financing of the terrorist attacks in their lawsuit, In re Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001, MDL 1570.

Read the full declaration by former U.S. Senator Bob Graham.

Read the full statement by the 9/11 Families United to Bankrupt Terrorism, a group comprised of more than 6,600 family members, survivors and those who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks that is using the civil legal system to pursue those who allegedly financed and provided support for the cowardly terrorist attacks.

The case is In re Thomas E. Burnett, Sr., et al. v. Al Baraka Investment Development Corp., et al.; In re Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001. The families are represented by Motley Rice LLC.