February 27, 2013
Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) yesterday posted on his website the following letter, calling for the release of the infamous redacted 28 pages of Congressional Joint Inquiry on 9/11. Dated Feb. 14, the letter is addressed to the Republican and Democratic leaders of the House Permanent Committee on Intelligence:
Dear Chairman Rogers and Ranking Member Ruppersberger:Also, at the beginning of the 113th Congress, Jones reintroduced his resolution, now H. Con. Res. 3, expressing the sense of Congress that the use of offensive military force by a President without prior and clear authorization of an Act of Congress, constitutes an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor under Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution.
I want to thank you for conducting the very important hearings last week on the killing of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and the three other State Department officials during the Benghazi attack on September 11, 2012.
In light of those hearings, I urge you, as chairman and ranking member, to recommend a declassification of the 28 pages of the Congressional Joint Inquiry report describing what role the Saudi Arabian government had in the terrorist attack on 9/11. As you know, former Senator Bob Graham has conducted extensive research into this issue and has been nationally recognized and interviewed for his belief that these 28 pages should be declassified.
The families of the victims of 9/11 have a right to this information, as do the American people. Since your committee has jurisdiction over this matter, I ask you and the ranking member to please review the attached correspondence from Mr. Mike Low, who lost a daughter on American Airlines flight 11 on that tragic day. As Mr. Low states, "Our hope is that over time, history will have the total truth of all the events of 9/11."
Mr. Chairman, the American people have a right to know the truth. It is critical for the citizens of this country to have trust in their government. I hope that you will take this into consideration and I look forward to hearing back from you.
Walter B. Jones Member of Congress