Some in Congress Ready to Release 28 Pages; ‘It May Come to That’
July 6, 2016 (EIRNS)—At a press conference held in front of the U.S. House of Representatives today, U.S. Reps. Walter Jones (R-N.C.), Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) and Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), together with representatives of the 9/11 Families Mrs. Terry Strada and others, demanded that Obama and the his intelligence establishment release the still classified "28 pages" final chapter of the Congressional 9/11 Report, and do it before the 15th anniversary of the attack that killed 3,000 Americans.
The Congressmen declared that the American people are entitled to know the truth; that the families are entitled to know, and that the citizens are entitled to know. Rep. Walter Jones told the press, "One country is responsible for 9/11." And that country is being protected by Obama’s intelligence establishment, just as it was protected by George W. Bush’s.
The Congressmen have introduced legislation calling on Obama to release the pages; new legislation (H. Res. 779) calls on the Intelligence Committee to publish it in the Congressional Record.
But for the first time before the press today, Representatives Jones, Lynch and Massie discussed the approach of Senator Mike Gravel, in reading the classified Pentagon Papers on the Vietnam War into the Congressional Record in 1971. Lynch said that the there was an attempt to prosecute Senator Mike Gravel for reading classified documents, but the U.S. Supreme Court upheld his right to do so under the "speech and debate" clause of the U.S. Constitution—by a 9-0 vote.
Representative Lynch told the press,
"We believe that we are protected. and it may come to that; it may come to a point where Walter Jones and myself and Mr. Massie go to the well of the House and read the text of the 28 pages, if we can’t get it released to us."