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Lawyer for 9/11 Families: Obama 'Dangerous' to Equate US Actions to Terrorists

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By    |   Wednesday, 18 May 2016 06:27 PM

A lawyer representing families seeking to sue to the Saudi Arabian government over the 9/11 attacks is critical of President Barack Obama for his reasoning in opposing the lawsuit.

The Senate on Tuesday unanimously passed legislation allowing 9/11 families to sue the Saudi government over alleged involvement of some of the country's officials. But Obama has threatened to veto the bill if the House also passes it.

"This legislation doesn't say that any person, charity or governmental entity is liable. It only says they can't hide from the truth," Jack Quinn, a lawyer for 9/11 families told CNN in an interview aired Wednesday on "The Lead with Jake Tapper."

The White House argues that the bill would open the door for people from other countries to similarly sue the U.S. government. Supporters note that the bill's language prevents such lawsuits.

Quinn was even more pointed:

"The administration does a very dangerous thing," he said, "and that is to suggest that our activities in fighting terrorism are the equivalent of the activities of other countries in financing it."

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The Senate on Tuesday unanimously passed legislation allowing 9/11 families to sue the Saudi government over alleged involvement of some of the country's officials. But Obama has threatened to veto the bill if the House also passes it.
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