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Former Sen. Bob Graham: Obama Must Declassify 28 Pages, But How About the 80,000 Documents Respecting Sarasota, Florida?

April 24, 2016 (EIRNS)—As the firestorm around the 28 pages has raised his authority, former Sen. Bob Graham (D-Fla.) took to NBC’s "Meet the Press" today to say that the 28 pages must indeed be declassified, but that the U.S. must also focus on the Sarasota, Florida cover-up—which the LaRouche movement has documented involves the FBI, including Director Robert Mueller—and on the growing schism between the United States and Saudi Arabia.

Graham told "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd, "The most important unanswered question of 9/11 is: Did these 19 people conduct this very sophisticated plot alone, or were they supported?" Graham reviewed that it’s implausible that people who couldn’t speak English, had never been to the United States before, etc. could carry out the operation without support. "And I think all the evidence points to Saudi Arabia. We know that Saudi Arabia started al-Qaeda."

When host Todd pressed, "When you say Saudi Arabia, are you saying the government ... or wealthy individuals?" Graham threw the question back at the host, "This is a very murky line. Saudi Arabia has made it murky by its own legal action." Whenever a U.S. citizen sues a Saudi bank or charity, the Saudi government immediately invokes sovereign immunity, although such institutions are not officially part of the Saudi government.

When asked if release of the 28 pages will have a "high level of negative impact" for the Saudis, Graham simply answered, yes.

Graham escalated, saying that he hopes the President will do more than declassify the 28 pages:

"There are 80,000 documents in a federal courtroom in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, relative to an investigation that took place on a relationship between Mohamed Atta, the leader of the 19, and two of his henchmen and a prominent Saudi family living in Sarasota."

Graham explained that the Saudis are "training the next generation of young terrorists." He outlined a new direction in conclusion:

"The schism between the United States and Saudi Arabia is now very apparent. And I think this is the time to inject the truth of that relationship in the process of deciding what we should be doing in the future."

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