Kerrey won’t ‘confirm or deny’ possible top secret 9-11 report
By Joe Jordan | December 17, 2013
Don’t bother asking Bob Kerrey about the existence of a top secret portion of the 9-11 Commission’s 2004 report.
“I can’t confirm or deny it,” Kerrey tells Nebraska Watchdog.
Kerrey, a former Nebraska governor and U.S. Senator, was a member of the 10 member commission which, according to its charter, prepared a “full and complete account” of the 2001 terrorist attack.
Congressman Stephen Lynch says a 28 page sealed document not only exists, he’s read it and wants President Obama to declassify it.
“In this case, transparency is the way to go,” Lynch tells CNN.
The Massachusetts Democrat is a key member of the House committee which tracks the flow of funds to terrorist groups.
“I think (releasing) it could help to inform our decisions going forward,” said Lynch.
“Remember, there was a very extensive report, the 9-11 report, hundreds and hundreds of pages. These 28 pages were actually excised from that report. These are not just redactions.”
The New York Post reports the secret information questions the long held claim that al Qaeda acted alone.
“Some information already has leaked from the classified section, which is based on both CIA and FBI documents, and it points back to Saudi Arabia, a presumed ally,” says the Post.
According to Kerrey, Nebraska Watchdog is one of two news operations asking him to comment.
He says he got an “email from Al Jazeera” but has not responded to them.
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