Investigation: The US government’s 9/11 secrets (VIDEO)

Here’s a preview of my new program, “Full Measure,” which begins Sunday mornings Oct. 4. This story looks at shocking secrets the U.S. government is still keeping 14 years after 9/11.

Fourteen years after Sept. 11, 2001, one of the last, great mysteries surrounding the terrorist attacks has yet to be unmasked: 28 pages from the Congressional probe that have been kept secret from the public under two U.S. administrations. The pages were classified under the George W. Bush administration — and are still hidden from public view today under Barack Obama. There are bipartisan calls to make them public. And accusations that those who want to keep them classified aren’t protecting national security interests….but something–or somebody–else.

Full Measure airs beginning Oct. 4 on Sinclair’s ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, Telemundo, CW stations and will livestream at FullMeasure.News

It was the morning of September 11, 2001. As the eyes of the world were fixed on the terrorist attacks, a special election was being held in Massachusetts where Stephen Lynch quietly won a vacant Congressional seat.

So it may be fitting that today, Congressman Lynch is devoting a great deal of effort to revealing long held secrets from Congress’ 9/11 investigation.

Lynch says that when he read the 28 pages, “I thought this information is something that the public should have.”

No ordinary American can view them. And members of Congress, sworn to secrecy, are only permitted to read the 28 pages under strict conditions.

“You had to make an appointment with the intelligence committee,” says Lynch. “And also go to a secure location. They, they take your pen, paper, electronics. You sit in a room and they watch as you read it.”

In October of 2013, Lynch went to the secret room in the basement of the Capitol and began reading. The censored material begins on page 395 under the heading, “…Certain Sensitive National Security Matters.”

Lynch says, “It gave names of individuals and entities that i believe were complicit in the attacks on september eleventh. They were facilitators of those attacks and they are clearly identified. How people were financed, where they were housed, where the money was coming from, you know the conduits that were used and the connections between some of these individuals.”

Individuals, he says, who were never brought to justice. But who are they? And why would the U.S. government want to keep the information secret?

Former Senator Bob Graham thinks he knows. He co-authored the Congressional report, including the 28 pages.

In a news conference earlier this year, Graham said, “Here are some facts. The Saudis know what they did. Second, the Saudis know that we know what they did.”

Graham has become a relentless advocate for releasing the records. He goes so far as to say the 9/11 Islamic extremist hijackers were only successful due to direct support from prominent Saudis named in the 28 pages. The Saudis deny that.

Fifteen of the 19 hijackers were Saudi. Their leader, al Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden was part of a powerful Saudi family with close ties to the royal family.

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“The position of the united states government has been to protect saudi arabia at virtually every step of the judicial process,” said Graham.

And that may be the problem– could the 28 pages unravel the alliance between the U.S. and a close Arab ally in the Mideast?

Terry Strada of New Jersey thinks that relationship is secondary to her right to know what’s in the withheld pages. She lost her husband Tom, a bond broker, in the World Trade Center on 9/11. The couple’s third child was just four days old.

She’s leading a fight to expose the names of those in the 28 pages who allegedly provided the means for the terrorists.

“Without money, terrorist organizations cannot exist. It is the lifeblood of terrorism,” says Strada. “As long as there are well-funded terrorist organizations out there vowing to kill, and destroy us here on our homeland and abroad, we will never be safe.”

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Strada’s coalition has made repeated pleas in letters to President Obama.

“We have not heard back from the administration at all,” she says.

We asked Lynch if somebody has put out an official reason why the pages are still classified.

“Having read the 28 pages, I think it’s to, to allow those individuals to escape accountability,” Lynch replied.

Plenty of Democrats and Republicans have supported the need for secrecy over the years on national security or other grounds. We contacted more than a dozen key members of Congress, but none of them would discuss their position on camera.

Former Congressman Pete Hoekstra read the 28 pages a decade ago when he headed the House Intelligence Committee.

“I think in terms of diplomatic relationships, it may be very, very sensitive,” Hoekstra says.
Today, Hoekstra is a business consultant—and he agreed to explain the rationale of those protecting the secrecy of the 28 pages because of what they imply about Saudi Arabia or other U.S. allies.

Hoekstra says, “I think they’re concerned it may be embarrassing to the countries or the individuals that are talked about in that section and it’s a complication that they’d rather not deal with. They’re just saying ‘We’ve got enough problems. We’ve gotta deal with ISIS. We’ve gotta deal with Iran. We gotta deal with al Qaeda.”

Reports of a Saudi connection to 9/11 were furthered by none other than 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui. Last year, the al Qaeda member gave rare prison testimony for victims’ families suing Saudi Arabia for allegedly supporting terrorism.

Moussaoui testified it was his job in the late 90’s “to create a database” of al Qaeda donors. On that list, he claimed, were important Saudi royal family members and officials.

Attorney for the victims:

“The money that was coming from the Saudi donors, how important was it to bin Laden’s ability to maintain the organization?”


“It was crucial…without the money of the Saudi[s], you will have nothing…it was absolutely fundamental.”

Lawyers for Saudi Arabia deny any link to terrorism. They say there’s “no evidence the Saudis supported or caused the attacks,” calling Moussaoui’s comments “colorful but immaterial hearsay” from a convicted terrorist diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. The Saudi embassy declined our interview request and referred us to a 2003 statement that said any idea they “funded, organized or even knew about September 11th is malicious and blatantly false….We can deal with questions in public, but we cannot respond to blank pages.”

Today, there’s bipartisan support in Congress for a bill urging President Obama to release the 28 pages.

And Hoekstra says today, 14 years after 9/11, he’d have to come down on the side of disclosure.

“I mean, I really can’t come up with a good reason at this point in time any more to keep the pages classified,” says Hoekstra.

For now, when it comes to fully understanding the deadliest terrorist attacks on American soil, what some view as a central chapter is written—but remains untold.

We asked Strada what her husband, Tom, would say about this issue.

“He would be laughing and saying ‘you go get ‘em Terry. You go get ‘em. Don’t let them get away with this. Don’t let them hide the truth. And don’t let the people that were behind it not pay. Not be held accountable’,” says Strada.

Lynch says, “Information such as this on such a profound scale should definitely be in the custody of the American public. We should know about this. This will inform us, this will help us. And there’s no reason why this information should not be made public.”


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30 Responses to “Investigation: The US government’s 9/11 secrets (VIDEO)”

  1. Once a Marine
    September 10, 2015 at 8:38 pm #

    Keep the pressure on.

  2. Chris McAlee
    September 10, 2015 at 8:41 pm #

    Keep up the great investigative journalism. It is a lost art. I am a big fan of yours from Philly. Dig deeper. The official story is nonsense and we know it!!!!

  3. James Minnema
    September 10, 2015 at 10:09 pm #

    Why not an investigation? I believe with out a doubt our own government officials were involved somehow. Who made the put trades in the market? Whoever did this knew an attack was coming. Building 7 was imploded . Why no investigation?

  4. Paul
    September 10, 2015 at 10:50 pm #

    How can I watch Full Measure debut in the NY area?

    • sattkisson
      September 14, 2015 at 8:55 pm #

      Request it of your local stations for 2016. Meantime watch the livestream on Sunday mornings at More details will be posted there soon. We will post clips there, too. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @FullMeasureNews

  5. Frank
    September 11, 2015 at 1:45 am #

    Cheney and Bush knew a decade ago of Saudi complicity and never apologized for going to war in Iraq based on misinformation doled out to the American publc, costing the lives of thousands. Accountability is lacking and hypocrisy reigns.

  6. Joe Drager
    September 11, 2015 at 7:14 am #

    This is the same Rep Lynch who yesterday voted to support Obama’s deal giving Iran nuclear weapons.
    I trust his and his judgment not one bit.

  7. Greg fallon
    September 11, 2015 at 8:26 am #

    I don’t have a comment , after 20 years on the job I was terminated by a major bank for a minor infraction. Would you like to hear my story?

  8. greg hedgepath
    September 11, 2015 at 10:11 am #

    My wife and I divorced ourselves of traditional news outlets years ago.
    I have comcast internet, begrudgingly. No Dish No DirecTV No Cable News. Just internet.

    We have a roku player, an ipad a laptop and two smart phones. Will there be any traditional streaming methods available?

    I will check back for a reply that may be shared with other that have CUT THE CORD and still want to watch this.

    Thank you in advance, stay brave stay selfless stay SAFE!
    A Fan.

    Greg Hedgepath

    • sattkisson
      September 14, 2015 at 8:52 pm #

      We will livestream at starting Oct. 4. More details will be posted there soon. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook @FullMeasureNews

  9. Dianna Moll
    September 11, 2015 at 10:13 am #

    Please contact me when you are going to write the article an immigration.


  10. Elaine M. Mann
    September 11, 2015 at 12:08 pm #

    Thanks for you hard work. Really appreciate everything you have done over the years. Keep kicking these guys.

    September 11, 2015 at 8:04 pm #


      September 11, 2015 at 8:09 pm #

      Did you get my comments they have every thing to do with 911

  12. Wade
    September 11, 2015 at 8:19 pm #

    What time will the livestream be on Oct 4? Doesn’t appear that you’re on an over-the-air TV station in the Denver area. Will the shows be able to be streamed afterwards?

    Watching this story is just so refreshing. Real investigative reporting. It’s been gone for so long that the government gets away with everything. I’m just so sick of the bias and propaganda and cheerleading and inoffensive corporate commercials passing for news these days from the other news sources. Thank you for your efforts and I hope that you help to keep a leash on those in charge and expose their wickedness and wrong-doings.

    • sattkisson
      September 14, 2015 at 8:51 pm #

      Request it of your local stations and we hope to expand there in 2016. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @fullmeasurenews You can see livestream starting at 9am eastern at (more details will follow at that website) and we will post clips there, too.

  13. Bill Bryan
    September 12, 2015 at 2:42 pm #

    9-11 Scenario Predicted in 1974 Classroom—Prediction Made that a Fully Loaded
    747—piloted by Muslim Terrorists—Would Crash into One of The Trade Towers;
    and, That, Even if the Tower Survived the Initial Crash, It Would Collapse Within
    4 hrs of Impact.

    On the morning of 9-11-2001, I happened onto a live CNN feed that showed one
    of NYC’s Trade Towers was burning due to ‘a small General Aviation Aircraft’
    crashing into the side of the building.

    I was looking at the hole in the side of the Trade Tower: “That wasn’t a small
    General Aviation Aircraft, it was a commercial airliner,” I said to myself.
    “There’s no reason a commercial aircraft would crash into the side of the
    TT in beautiful weather…”

    About that time a two engine commercial airliner came into view from the right
    and deliberately plowed into the TT that wasn’t on fire! “Those GD Muslims
    finally did it!”

    Anyway, less than ten minutes from the time the second jet hit, I had called
    the FBI field office in Atlanta and warned them to evacuate Ground Zero
    to a distance of one mile because the 2nd TT hit would collapse and then
    the 1st would collapse due to the fuel fire load.

    My call to the FBI went to voice mail. I then called FEMA Atlanta and got
    a human being and gave her the same warning. I did this because they
    still had open back channel comm links to FEMA NYC. The lady I talked
    to at FEMA Atlanta told me she’d warn her co-workers in NYC who were
    then to warn The FBI, The Mayor’s office.

    Most of this I recorded because I knew there would be a cover-up with
    high Government Officials expressing surprise. I still have the tapes
    and—knowing my former co-workers at outfits that fed the NSA—had recordings
    of my calls to FEMA and FBI.

    My cell phone #: 404-824-4120

    Bill Bryan

    • Jove
      October 17, 2015 at 2:01 pm #

      Why did building 7 collapse shill?

  14. Larry Jones
    September 12, 2015 at 10:29 pm #

    There are so many conflicting accounts of the events leading up to and including 9/11, it’s hard for me to believe that the release of these classified documents are going to further the truth of what happened and why. While not a believer in coincidences, I also am not into sinster conspiracy theories either.

    • Jove
      October 17, 2015 at 2:02 pm #

      Wow…the shills are out in full force.

  15. Gary Scott
    September 14, 2015 at 12:27 pm #

    This is absolutely against all Freedom of Information Act purposes and guidelines. Who is responsible? Who is accountable? Our government is completely “out of control” when the people are not informed!
    “With respect to the words ‘general welfare,’ I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators.”
    – James Madison
    Look Up HR 1233 passed and was signed by Obama in November 27 of 2014… when Congress was leaving Washington DC and the mainstream News Media was only providing cursory news coverage!
    Under the Act, however, a President has discretion to restrict access to his or her records for up to twelve years after leaving office. Following that period, records are to be released in accordance with the standards contained in the Freedom of Information Act (`FOIA’), with two key exceptions. First, FOIA’s `deliberative process’ exemption, pertaining to inter-agency or intra-agency memorandums or letters (5 U.S.C 552(b)(5)), does not apply. Second, the Act implicitly allows a President to argue executive privilege shields certain records from public release, noting `[n]othing in this Act shall be construed to confirm, limit, or expand any constitutionally-based privilege which may be available to an incumbent or former President.’
    The people are the masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert it. – Abraham Lincoln

  16. Protonius
    September 15, 2015 at 10:10 am #

    For those who think that 0 will voluntarily push for this “hidden” information — the 28 pages and possibly more — to be publicly revealed, I say: “Dream on!”.

    This is the “President” who has diligently — and successfully (in part thanks to, IMO, a feckless Congress and mainstream media) — fought to keep critically important terms of the Iran-n^kes “deal” (which actually is a “treaty” which has not been C0ns/t!-2tionally-enacted) secret, has also fought to keep the terms of the proposed TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) secret, has misrepresented to the American public the specifics of the then-proposed PPACA (“Obamacare”) legislation so that — to paraphrase the words of then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi — “We have to pass it (into law) in order to find out what’s in it”.

    And it is 0 who, as “President”, has already established a 7-year track-record of FORCIBLY AND STRINGENTLY KEEPING THOSE 28 PAGES SECRET.

    And now we are to believe that he now, voluntarily, would be easily amenable to “reversing course” and opening those 28 pages — and all the details of HOW AND WHY for 7 years he had kept those pages secret — to Congressional and public scrutiny?

    But, then again, who knows? Might he find a way to turn that revelation to his advantage — which I suppose is also a possibility? Stranger things, in politics, have happened — so who knows?


  17. Mick
    September 15, 2015 at 5:34 pm #

    Thanks, as always.

  18. Michelle27
    September 16, 2015 at 6:16 pm #

    What would Bush and Obama have in common with respect to protecting the Saudis? Follow the money!

  19. Reggie LeGros
    September 19, 2015 at 2:18 pm #

    The Saudis being involved in 9/11 explains the reason for George Bush flying the Saudi family out of the USA shortly after the chaos. Ms. Attkisson people like you are so valuable to the American public. I wish the best for you and please continue what you do.

  20. John suggs
    October 30, 2015 at 1:35 am #

    Check out this information on U.S. Dept
    Of labor giving federal workers compensation (FECA) to drug informants and criminals some of whom are not even U.S. Citizens. The program is for injured federal workers in the performance of their job duties. See this article: Please get an explaination from the Secretary of Labor regarding these reports, while injured federal workers go thru hell to get a claim approved!! Thanks!!!!

  21. Lem
    December 7, 2015 at 9:46 am #

    A honeypot. The Saudis are proxies to fund operations such as 9/11 just as the Gulf States are involved with funding ISIS for NATO. You need to go further up the chain, beyond the Saudis, Sheryll.


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