The long-secret “28-pages” from a Congressional report on 9/11 that are said to explore the alleged involvement of prominent Saudi citizens in helping plan and finance the terror attacks are slated to be released imminently, American officials tell NBC News.
Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House intelligence Committee, said the release could come as early as today.
A U.S. official told NBC News the pages would be declassified and sent to Congress Friday. Congressional officials were still deciding how the release would be handled, since the joint committee that produced the pages no longer exists.
The pages contain inflammatory passages but do not prove a Saudi government link to the al Qaeda terror operation, current and former government officials have told NBC News.
Lawyers for some 9/11 family members, and other former officials, argue that the material raises questions about whether prominent Saudis supported some of the Saudi hijackers when they came to the U.S, before the attack.