Biden backs fresh look at September 11 intelligence
A US Justice Department filing committing to a fresh review of documents related to the September 11, 2001 attacks has been welcomed by President Joe Biden.
US President Joe Biden says he has welcomed a Justice Department filing committing to a fresh review of documents related to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States for which the government has previously asserted privileges.
President Biden said in a statement:
"My administration is committed to ensuring the maximum degree of transparency under the law, and to adhering to the rigorous guidance issued during the Obama-Biden administration on the invocation of the state secrets privilege.
"In this vein, I welcome the Department of Justice's filing today, which commits to conducting a fresh review of documents where the government has previously asserted privileges, and to doing so as quickly as possible."
Hundreds of family members of victims of the September 11 attacks on Friday said in a letter that they would oppose Biden's participation in this year's memorial events unless he declassifies government documents that they contend will show Saudi leaders supported the attacks.