During a CBS News 60 Minutes program aired on April 10 called “28 Pages,” correspondent Bob Kroft asked former Democrat Florida Governor and Senator Bob Graham (shown) about whether he thinks that 28 pages of the famous 9/11 Commission Report should be declassified. Many have speculated that the censored portions of the report might implicate high Saudi officials in supporting the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
The White House is reviewing whether to declassify the 28 pages of the report, but it is unlikely that such a decision will be made before President Obama visits Saudi Arabia for a summit of Gulf leaders on April 20. Graham said that the White House had informed him that the decision will be made in 60 to 90 days.
At the beginning of the 60 Minutes program, it was noted that the 28 pages of the 9/11 Commission report that are still classified “have to do with 9/11 and the possible existence of a Saudi support network for the hijackers while they were in the U.S.”
For the past 13 years, stated the narrator, the classified pages “have been locked away in a secret vault” and “only a small group of people have ever seen them.”