DOJ to miss Biden’s deadline to release 9/11 investigative documents
The US Department of Justice said Thursday that he will miss President BidenJoe BidenBiden expected to call for end of normal trade relations with Russia Senate avoids shutdown, spends 0.6 billion in Ukraine and GOP senators urge Biden to accelerate the transfer of air power and air defense systems to the MOREthe deadline set by the FBI to review the FBI’s investigation into the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Reuters reports.
Biden filed an executive order in September requiring the department to review FBI investigative materials within six months.
The documents will be declassified and made public after their review.
However, the Justice Department will not complete releasing the documents until mid-April “due to ongoing coordination with a number of foreign governments and ongoing interagency review.”
Some documents will be published from mid-March. The FBI had released more than 700 documents by Thursday.
The FBI plans to create “production sets” of the 9/11 documents by mid-April due to certain redactions required under the Privacy Act.
The focus on the 9/11 investigation is the result of a call from relatives of victims of the attacks to learn more about the results of the FBI investigation, with many saying the investigation may have uncovered the involvement of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Fifteen of the 19 terrorists involved in the attacks were from Saudi Arabia, although the country denies any role in the events.
Families of 9/11 victims sent a letter to Biden on Thursday through the 9/11 Families United group asking him to bring up the attacks in future meetings with Saudi Arabia.
The September 11 attacks killed nearly 3,000 people.