Will be released on a Friday:
Twenty-eight pages from a congressional inquiry into the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 could be made public as soon as Friday, according to multiple sources.
The documents, long the subject of fierce speculation, are believed by some to contain details linking the government of Saudi Arabia to the 9/11 terror attacks.
Congress is expected to get a redacted version of the pages as soon as Thursday, House Intelligence Committee ranking member Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) told The Hill, with a public release possible on Friday.
Support for the release has been nearly universal. Family members and survivors of the attack have pleaded with President Obama to release the pages — and Saudi leaders have said they should be released to quash speculation.
Fifteen of the 19 hijackers on 9/11 were Saudi citizens, which some argue is an indication of the kingdom’s support of extremists. There has never been any conclusive proof tying senior levels of the Saudi government to al Qaeda ahead of 9/11, but scrutiny around a possible connection has lingered for years.
“I think the speculation about it is more damaging than the actual release and it’s obviously an issue of such seminal importance to the country — I think we can trust the public to assess it for what it’s worth,” Schiff said.