Bob Graham: FBI Statements Conflict with Records of 9/11 Probe

February 22, 2012

“If we are truly going to be respectful of the victims of 9/11 one of the things the president and this administration must do is get to the bottom of these questions,” said Graham, who co-chaired Congress’s bi-partisan Joint Inquiry into the 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. – Broward Bulldog

by Dan Christensen and Anthony Summers         source: Broward Bulldog     Feb 22, 2012

Former Florida Senator Bob Graham has seen two classified FBI documents that he says raise new questions about the Bureau’s once secret investigation of a possible Saudi support operation for the 9/11 hijackers in Sarasota.

Graham would not disclose the content of the documents, which are marked “Secret,” but said the information they contain is at odds with the FBI’s public statements that there was no connection between the hijackers and Saudis then living in Sarasota.

“There are significant inconsistencies between the public statements of the FBI in September and what I read in the classified documents,” Graham said.

“One document adds to the evidence that the investigation was not the robust inquiry claimed by the FBI,” Graham said. “An important investigative lead was not pursued and unsubstantiated statements were accepted as truth.”

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NYC Department of Buildings: World Trade Center Buildings 1, 2 and 7 Deemed “Sensitive Buildings”, Plans Exempt From Disclosure

October 5, 2011

by Aidan Monaghan   source: 9/11 Blogger   oct 5, 2011

Within a September 13, 2011 FOI response from the New City Department of Buildings (DoB), it is noted that World Trade Center Buildings 1, 2 and 7 have been deemed sensitive buildings and thus, plans for these buildings have been exempted from disclosure by statute because “if disclosed, the documents requested would endanger the life or safety of any person.”

The DoB reply also affirms a previous finding that no elevator records whatsoever were located regarding the extensive elevator modernization within WTC buildings 1 and 2, one of the largest ever.[1] Additionally, the DoB reply advises that the Port Authority of NY/NJ are not under the jurisdiction of the NYC DoB and that records for major pre-9/11 renovations may not have been submitted to the DoB.

The Port Authority of NY/NJ have previously advised within FOI records that records for major pre-9/11 renovations within WTC buildings 1 and 2 were destroyed on September 11, 2001.[2]

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National Archives sits on 9/11 Commission Records

September 9, 2011

source: reuters    Sep 9, 2011

Ten years after al Qaeda’s attack on the United States, the vast majority of the 9/11 Commission’s investigative records remain sealed at the National Archives in Washington, even though the commission had directed the archives to make most of the material public in 2009, Reuters has learned.

The National Archives’ failure to release the material presents a hurdle for historians and others seeking to plumb one of the most dramatic events in modern American history.

The 575 cubic feet of records were in large part the basis for the commission’s public report, issued July 22, 2004. The commission, formally known as the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, was established by Congress in late 2002 to investigate the events leading up to the 9/11 attacks, the pre-attack effectiveness of intelligence agencies and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the government’s emergency response.

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Port Authority Of NY/NJ: No Records Of Contracts For All Major WTC Renovations Recommended By Year 2000 Property Assessment

December 11, 2009

source: Aidan Monaghan, 9/11 Blogger

The following is a November 25, 2009 Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Freedom of Information (FOI) reply to a request for copies of all contracts regarding renovation work within the World Trade Center towers recommended by the December, 2000 Merrit & Harris Inc. World Trade Center (WTC) property assessment entitled “Due Diligence Physical Condition Survey – World Trade Center”. Such work included major renovations upon the core support columns contained within WTC towers 1 and 2 to be completed within one year of the December, 2000 report date, that included rust treatment and asbestos abatement. Records requested previously regarding major renovation work performed by known WTC contractors (Turner Construction) until the morning of September 11, 2001, were reportedly destroyed during the terrorist attacks. Turner Construction managed the controlled demolition of the Seattle Kingdome in 2000.

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CIA Pulls SWIFT One to Get Peak at Your Bank Records

November 30, 2009

Source: PressTV

Mon, 30 Nov 2009

European Union governments have given in to the pressure and appear set to make a last-minute agreement with the United States to allow its intelligence agencies to monitor bank accounts and transactions across the bloc.

Actually, the EU has been clandestinely allowing US intelligence agencies to have access to these financial records since 2001, allegedly to fight terrorism.

However, EU citizens were outraged when this invasion of privacy was revealed in 2006.

Now, however, interior ministers and security officials of the 27-member bloc are going to meet on November 30 to make a decision on legally allowing the United States to have access to bank data across the EU. Read the rest of this entry »

FBI: 150 Years Required To Process And Release All 9/11 Investigative Records Via FOIA

September 15, 2009

sourcE: Aiden Monaghan- 9/11 Blogger

The Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Nevada recently explained that processing for release via the Freedom of Information Act, all records contained within the FBI investigative file regarding the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 would require one hundred and fifty years.

This information was contained within a communication under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 408, pursuant to “Aidan Monaghan v. Department of Justice, Case No. 2:09-cv-00608-KJD-LRL”.

Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Nevada:

“The first request (or sub-request) in the lawsuit is for “records generated or obtained regarding the FBI investigation of the 4 aircraft hijacked and destroyed at the World Trade Center in New York city, NY, the Pentagon building in Arlington, VA and Shanksville, PA during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.” This appears to be a request for all records from the FBI’s investigative file for the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. As I am sure you can appreciate, the FBI’s investigative file on the significant and horrific events of September 11, 2001 is extremely large. Indeed, it is so large that the FBI conservatively estimates it would take well over 150 years to process your request for records from the investigative file.”

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