Congress urged to release secret pages from 9/11 inquiry

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers backing the release of the 28 still-secret pages of a 2002 congressional report about the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, are asking House Intelligence Committee leaders to declassify them by simply publishing them in the Congressional Record.

President Barack Obama has promised to release at least part of the documents, which are believed to address possible Saudi connections to the hijackers. Obama has asked the national intelligence director to review the classified pages.

Republican Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina said in a statement Wednesday that he has introduced a resolution to enable the House Intelligence Committee to declassify them.

Neither the congressional inquiry nor the subsequent 9/11 Commission found any evidence that the Saudi government or senior Saudi officials knowingly supported the Sept. 11 attackers.