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Biden moves to declassify documents about Sept. 11 attacks

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ERIC TUCKER
Created: September 03, 2021 07:54 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Joe Biden has signed an executive order directing the FBI to declassify documents related to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

The order Friday is a supportive gesture to victims’ families who have long sought the records in hopes of implicating the Saudi government.

Still, the practical impact of the executive order and any new documents it might yield was not immediately clear. Past investigations have outlined ties between Saudi nationals and some of the airplane hijackers, but have not established that the government was directly involved.

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