In a new interview on the Ron Paul Channel, Rep. Walter Jones discussed his ongoing efforts to bring about the declassification of the 28-page finding on foreign government support of the 9/11 hijackers. Three of his remarks to host Ron Paul were particularly pointed:
- “The Bush people do not want (the 28 pages) released. It’s not a national security issue, but it would be embarrassing to the previous administration if this information is opened for the public.”
- “The American people have the right to know the truth and to know the relationship with the Saudis at the time of the Bush administration.”
- “I have an article that was (published in) 2003, CBS national news, saying that George Bush said, ‘No, we don’t want to release the 28 pages.’ I know why.”
Rep. Jones also revealed that he’s working hard to find Senators to introduce a measure comparable to H.Res 428, which urges the president to declassify the 28 redacted pages. Among the senators he’s reached out to are Rand Paul (KY), Tom Carper (DE) and Marco Rubio (FL). Notably absent in their discussion of declassification tactics: the potential use of a little-known Senate Intelligence Committee rule that can bypass the need for presidential consent altogether.
Jones said, “I hope many of the people watching your show…will reach out to their senator and their congressperson and tell them to declassify the 28 pages. The 9/11 families have a right to know what’s in those 28 pages and so do the American people.” Our handy guide to calling Congress makes it easy to do just that.