CIA Director John Brennan Warns Against Release of 28 Pages of 9/11 Report

John Brennan worries the classified information would unfairly taint the Saudis.

There is a growing debate on whether to declassify 28 pages of the 2002 report, but Brennan said a reason to keep them under wraps is they contain "unvetted information" that some could use to unfairly implicate Saudi Arabia in the terror attacks.

Lawmakers and former Senate Intelligence Chairman Bob Graham, who co-chaired the 2002 joint congressional inquiry into the attacks, have pushed for the full report to be made public. Graham, a Florida Democrat, has said the report shows the 9/11 hijackers were likely supported by officials in the Saudi government, as well as those with the capacity to finance them in that country.

Critics have said the 28 pages would leave open the possibility that parts of the Saudi government could have played a role in the attacks. Brennan pushed back against this idea.

"I think there's a combination of things that are accurate and inaccurate," Brennan said of the report, noting he is "quite puzzled" by the push from Graham and others to have the 28 pages released publicly.

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