CNN Interviews Bob Graham & Terry Strada on Declassifying the 28 Pages
In anticipation of the upcoming January 7 press conference on Capitol Hill concerning the declassification of the 28 pages on 9/11, former U.S. Senator Bob Graham, along with 9/11 Families spokesperson Terry Strada, appeared on CNN yesterday in a hard-hitting interview highlighting the Saudi role in financing the 9/11 attacks, and criticizing the Obama Administration for protecting the Saudis instead of protecting the American people.
The New York Post has also run an article by Paul Sperry titled Politicians Push to Declassify Censored 28 Pages reporting on the upcoming Congressional press conference, and stating that the campaign to end the coverup of the 28 pages "has become a full-blown movement."
CNN's transcript of their interview with Graham and Strada, broadcast on the Michael Smerconish Show Saturday morning and again later in the evening, begins as follows:
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KAITLYN STRADA, FATHER KILLED IN 9/11 TERRORIST ATTACK: Mr. President, please declassify the 28 pages that hold truths regarding who was behind my father's murder, for me and for the other 3,000 children who lost a parent on 9/11. As a father, wouldn't you want your children to not have to live with unanswered questions without ever knowing the truth?
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SMERCONISH: That was Kaitlyn Strada, her father was killed on 9/11, 13 years removed from 9/11. The American people don't have all of the information available about the attacks that shook America to her core.
A congressional committee conducted an investigation. Today, buried in a filing cabinet beneath the U.S. Capitol are 28 pages from that investigation that were first classified by President George W. Bush. Reportedly those 28 pages have interesting details about possible Saudi involvement in a planning and funding of the attack.
President Obama has promised 9/11 victim family members that he will release them. But he hasn't. He should.
Mr. President, please release the 28 pages as you promised. We can handle the truth.
One person who has read those documents and wants all Americans to have the same access is former U.S. senator and Florida Governor Bob Graham. He was chair of the Senate Intel Committee when the 9/11 report was finished back in 2002. He's in Boston.
And Terry Strada, we heard from her daughter, her husband Tom lost his life at ground zero. Terry is co-chair of 9/11 Families United to Bankrupt Terrorism. She's part of a lawsuit looking for civil damages from the people behind the attacks.
Welcome to you both.
Terry, what still don't we know 13 year removed?
TERRY STRADA, HUSBAND KILLED ON 9/11: What the 9/11 families know is that Saudi Arabia played a major role in financing 9/11 but the American people are not aware of this fact.
SMERCONISH: You believe we'll know if we get the access to the 28 pages.
Senator Graham, you read those 28 pages. What's in them?
BOB GRAHAM, FORMER U.S. SENATOR & GOVERNOR OF FLORIDA (D): Well, I can't give details because they are classified, Michael. But you correctly state they primarily deal with who financed 9/11, and they point a strong finger at Saudi Arabia.
For the full transcript, please visit the CNN website.
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