Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard on Tuesday pushed the theory that the US government is actively covering up Saudi Arabia’s role in 9/11.
The Hawaii congresswoman sent a campaign email with the subject line “We deserve all the information on 9/11” — which hinted at a conspiracy to prevent the public from fully knowing the role Riyadh played in the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil, according to The Huffington Post.
“The American people still don’t have access to the truth about Saudi Arabia and who helped Al Qaeda carry out these deadly attacks,” the email said.
“It is absolutely unacceptable that our government’s investigation into Saudi ties has been kept from these 9/11 families and from the American people.”
Also included was a link to a petition asking President Trump to declassify “all information related to 9/11.”
Gabbard didn’t specify what information she wants publicly released. There is no current investigation into Saudi links to 9/11.
A section of the initial congressional inquiry into the attacks — dubbed “The 28 Pages” — was classified by the George W. Bush administration. It was released, with redactions, in 2016 by then-President Barack Obama.
Later investigations found no evidence that the Saudi government or senior Saudi officials knowingly supported those who orchestrated the attacks.
Saudi Arabia has repeatedly denied any involvement in the attacks, though 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudis.
Congress passed a bill in 2016 that allowed families of 9/11 victims to sue the kingdom.
Last week, Gabbard advocated for relatives of 9/11 victims who filed a federal lawsuit seeking the release of documents they think link the attackers to Saudi government officials.
“We are 18 years removed from this terrible crime, and the victims of this crime, the families who are here today, the American people deserve all of the evidence to fully come to light,” Gabbard said at an event in New York with the plaintiffs.
There, she said she was looking for “not a highly redacted version of this information that makes no sense but a declassified version that actually speaks the truth of what led to the attack on 9/11.”
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