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Classified Pages of 9/11 Report 'Inaccurate,' Says CIA Director Brennan

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CIA Director John Brennan testifies before the Senate (Select) Intelligence Committee at the Hart Senate Building on February 9, 2016 in Washington, D.C. The committee met to hear testimony about worldwide threats to America and its allies. (Gabriella Demczuk/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 02 May 2016 01:35 PM

The 28 classified pages in the Congressional 9/11 report that reportedly pertain to the question of Saudi involvement contain inaccurate information, CIA director John Brennan said on "Meet The Press" on Sunday.

According to NBC News, Brennan was questioned by host Chuck Todd about the push to de-classify the documents, which reportedly claim a link between Saudi Arabia and the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the United States.

"They came out with a very clear judgment that there was no evidence that indicated that the Saudi government as an institution, or Saudi officials individually, had provided financial support to al-Qaeda," Brennan said.
 
"I think some people may seize upon that uncorroborated, un-vetted information…to point to Saudi involvement, which I think would be very, very inaccurate," he added.

Former U.S. Democratic Sen. Bob Graham has pushed for the release of the documents. He believes that the Saudi Arabian government, along with rich Saudis and associated charities, provided support for the 9/11 airplane hijackers, noted The Hill.

"I think its implausible to believe that 19 people, most of whom didn't speak English, most of whom had never been in the United States before, many didn't have a high school education, could have carried out such a complicated task without some support from within the United States," Graham told CBS's "60 Minutes" in April.

The 28 pages that focused on Saudi Arabia were pulled from the 9/11 report in 2003 by the George W. Bush administration in the interest of national security.

Brennan told "Meet The Press" that he was "quite puzzled by Sen. Graham and others" who are pushing for the release of the classified documents. The CIA director said the Saudi connection was already "thoroughly investigated and reviewed" by the 9/11 Commission.

Some 9/11 victims' family member have been looking for a way to sue Saudi Arabia in court, charging that the government provided some support to the hijackers, but the Obama administration has lobbied against Congressional legislation that could give life to such a suit, The Wall Street Journal reported.

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