The public release of 28 pages of classified data
on the 9/11 terror attacks could "topple the House of Saud," the ruling royal family in Saudi Arabia, former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik tells Newsmax TV.
In an interview Friday with "Newsmax Now" host John Bachman, the CEO of The Kerik Group and author of "From Jailer to Jailed"
argues some members of the 9/11 Commission "strongly believe that there's information in those 28 pages that would give some evidence that Saudi Arabia, in some ways, [was] culpable."
And if that's the case, Kerik said, "it's just not about the families of the victims of 9/11."
"This could have worldwide ramifications and legal issues, lawsuits, countries that would go after Saudi Arabia…" he said. "I think there's a good chance that it could topple the House of Saud."
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Kerik added Saudi Arabia's threat to sell off
$750 billion in U.S. treasuries if declassification of the 28 pages occurs is "nothing but economic terrorism because they believe that that's going to cripple our country."
"We shouldn't cower to it," he said.
The former police commissioner said the release of the 28 pages could also be a significant legacy for President Barack Obama.
"A lot of people have questioned President Obama's legacy in how he has dealt with the Muslim community," Kerik said. "I was thinking what if he releases these documents, what if he declassifies them and the house of Saud really crumbles to some extent? What a legacy he would have…."
"I think the American people deserve it," he said. "They need to know and whoever was responsible should be held accountable."
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