Congressman Rick Nolan

Representing the 8th District of Minnesota
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Rep. Nolan Urges President Obama to Release Classified Report on 9/11 Attacks

Oct 8, 2015
Press Release

[WASHINGTON D.C.] U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan is urging the President to declassify a 28 page section of the “Joint Inquiry into the Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001.”  The resolution stems from a joint investigation by the Intelligence Committees in the House and Senate.

“Having closely reviewed the classified sections of the Inquiry, I believe Americans ought to know everything the report contains,” Nolan said. “The terrorist attacks on 9/11 were so devastating for our nation and the families of the victims lost. They set us on a perilous course in the Middle East and Americans have a right to understand what really happened.”

The bipartisan House Resolution stresses that members of the US House of Representatives believe families of victims and the American People have a right to full disclosure of the Joint Inquiry and deserve to know what role foreign governments played in the attacks that shocked the world on 9/11.

The inquiry began in 2002 after allegations surfaced of intelligence failures leading up to and following the attacks of September 11, 2001. The 28 pages were classified by then President George W. Bush following its release in December, 2002.

Nolan continued, “The American People have put their trust in us, we should honor that trust by allowing them to judge this report for themselves.”