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Judge: No blanket secrecy for 9/11 documents Saudis want kept secret

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
With support rising in the Senate for a resolution urging a broad declassification of government records related to 9/11, a judge has ruled that Saudi Arabia isn’t entitled to blanket secrecy for documents it produces in court.
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U.S. appeals court in Miami to consider how much public can be allowed to know about 9/11

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
A federal appeals court panel will hear arguments in Miami on Thursday about how much the public should be allowed to know about what led up to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.
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A new transparency push calls on Trump, intelligence chiefs to declassify all 9/11 records

Monday, April 30th, 2018

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Faced with persistent government stonewalling, a growing opposition that’s grounded in America’s heartland and taking root on Capitol Hill is calling on President Trump and the nation’s law enforcement and intelligence chiefs to declassify all documents related to investigations of the 9/11 attacks.
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9/11 victims subpoena secret FBI records; next subpoenas to Saudi Arabia, State Dept.

Monday, April 16th, 2018

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Armed with subpoena power granted by a federal judge, 9/11 victims suing Saudi Arabia have told the FBI to hand over long-hidden records, including an uncensored copy of a startling 2012 summary report about an investigation of an apparent co-conspirator of the suicide hijackers.
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In blow to Kingdom, U.S. judge rejects Saudi effort to escape 9/11 lawsuit

Sunday, April 1st, 2018

By Brian P. McGlinchey
28pages.org
A federal judge in New York has rejected Saudi Arabia’s effort to be dismissed from a massive lawsuit accusing the kingdom of complicity in the 9/11 attacks.
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Robert Mueller involved in FBI release of deceptive statements about Sarasota 9/11 probe

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
A recent government court filing is raising questions about then-FBI Director Robert Mueller’s involvement in the public release of deceptive official statements about a secret FBI investigation of Sarasota Saudis with apparent ties to the 9/11 hijackers.
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New FBI records show U.S. concern about terrorist threat from undersea sleds in wake of 9/11

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
FBI reports released under the Freedom of Information Act detail government concerns that terrorists had obtained, or were seeking to obtain, undersea submersibles capable of attacking U.S. ships.
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FBI asks two courts to block further disclosures about its 9/11 investigation of Sarasota Saudis

Monday, December 11th, 2017

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Saying it has released every scrap of information it can about a Sarasota terrorism investigation it once hid from both Congress and the 9/11 Commission, the FBI went to court twice in the last two weeks to block any further disclosures.
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Ex-FBI agent says 9/11 Commission misled public about hijackers who attacked Pentagon

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
In a powerful sworn statement, the FBI agent who led a 400-member Los Angeles-based task force on the 9/11 attacks has accused the 9/11 Commission of making “incorrect” statements to the American public about his team’s investigative findings.
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News groups ask appeals court to protect American’s Freedom of Information Act rights

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Accusing the FBI of years of dishonesty in handling Freedom of Information Act requests, a legion of news organizations and support groups asked a federal appeals court Monday to protect Americans’ rights under the law.
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Appeal: How much information about 9/11 must FBI share with public?

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
A federal appeals court has been asked to overturn a Miami district court judge and order a Freedom of Information Act trial to determine whether the FBI made a proper search for records about its secretive 9/11 Review Commission.
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FBI probe of tie between Saudi ambassador, al Qaeda leader put on ice

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
The FBI now appears never to have restarted a suspended 2002 investigation into why a captured al Qaeda leader possessed the unlisted phone number of an offshore company tied to Saudi Arabia’s U.S. ambassador, Prince Bandar bin Sultan.
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Saudi Arabia cites FBI’s Meese Commission in asking judge to toss 9/11 victims’ lawsuit

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Forced back into court by an act of Congress and faced with tens of billions of dollars in potential civil liability, oil-rich Saudi Arabia is asking a U.S. judge again to throw out a lawsuit brought against it by thousands of 9/11 victims.
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Miami judge rules out FOIA trial, says FBI document on 9/11 funding to remain secret

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Secret FBI information about who funded the 9/11 attacks will remain hidden indefinitely after a Miami federal judge reversed herself last week and decided that the FBI was not improperly withholding it from the public.
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FBI asks Miami judge to reconsider, keep secret ‘sensitive details’ about 9/11

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
The FBI is pushing back against a federal judge’s findings that certain classified details about the funding of the 9/11 attacks and the 19 al Qaeda suicide hijackers should be made public.
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Trial looms as judge denies FBI request to keep 9/11 records secret for privacy reasons

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
In a ruling that could lead to the release of significant new information about 9/11, including details about who funded the al Qaeda terrorist attacks, a Miami federal judge has rejected FBI assertions that many records should be kept secret due to privacy considerations.
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Mysterious Saudi businessman in 9/11 puzzle surfaces – online

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
A mysterious figure at the center of the puzzle about an apparent Sarasota-area support network for 9/11 hijackers is a rich Saudi Arabian businessman with ties to the kingdom’s ruling House of Saud and international and American political leaders.
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FBI boss Comey and ‘inexplicable’ delays in matters of ‘highest national importance’

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
The FBI’s renewed push to dismiss a Miami Freedom of Information lawsuit seeking records of the enigmatic 9/11 Review Commission and FBI activities “of the highest national importance” should be denied, court papers contend.
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Prodded by federal judge, FBI finally identifies Sarasota Saudis by name in court

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Six years after news broke that the FBI found ties between 9/11 hijackers and a Saudi family who’d moved abruptly out of their Sarasota home two weeks before the terrorist attacks – and didn’t tell Congress – the FBI has identified the family publicly.
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FBI censored documents to protect privacy of accused 9/11 mastermind, accomplice

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Even as the FBI recently has made public more 9/11 records to satisfy the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act in advance of a possible trial, it continues to withhold untold documents that promise to cast new light on that terrible day.
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U.S. judge cites ‘shameful’ FBI delays in making public 9/11 records

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
A Miami federal judge Tuesday excoriated the FBI for what she called its “shameful” delays in making public certain records about the bureau’s 9/11 Review Commission.
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‘Penttbomb 2.0’ and the FBI’s brush-off of reports alleging 9/11 ties to Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
FBI officials who briefed the 9/11 Review Commission on the bureau’s sprawling 9/11 investigation code-named PENTTBOMB steered the discussion away from Saudi Arabia by repeatedly disavowing or downplaying reports by agents alleging terrorist ties to the kingdom.
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As trial date draws near, FBI releases more about secretive 9/11 Review Commission

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
In moves aimed at heading off an unusual Freedom of Information Act trial in Miami next month, the FBI has released new information about the secretive work of its 9/11 Review Commission.
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Former Florida Times-Union writer likens Trump inauguration to 9/11, loses job, sues

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Those of a certain age in Jacksonville will remember Bart Hubbuch.
Hubbuch, who left the River City some years ago, used to cover the Jacksonville Jaguars for the Florida Times-Union.
He moved on, ending up with the New York Post.
Hubbuch is back on the job market now, reports Deadspin, after an ill-advised Tweet comparing the inauguration of President Donald Trump to September 11, 2001 and the Pearl Harbor attacks.
“12/7/41. 9/11/01. 1/20/17,” Hubbuch wrote, clearly not sticking to sports on Inauguration Day.
The Tweet got some traction — if you call eight Retweets traction, that is.
However, it proved to be fateful for Hubbuch’s career in the sports capital of the United States, given that New York suffered most grievously on 9/11, with people still experiencing psychological and physical consequences from the attacks to this day.
Hubbuch was fired soon after Tweeting that, despite complying with an organizational directive to delete the Tweet.
As Vocativ reports, Hubbuch is now suing the New York tabloid.
Hubbuch’s case is predicated on a statute in New York labor law, which boils down to not being able to be fired for political activities off the clock.
Vocativ also notes that Hubbuch asked about the Post’s social media policy.
The response boiled down to “what policy?”
Hubbuch had a history of controversial Tweets, which Vocativ also documented, and which no doubt will serve as a foundation for the Murdoch empire’s defense against Hubbuch’s legal action.
Meanwhile, as an at-will employee, Hubbuch essentially has no recourse in New York state. The employer can can him at any time, for any reason.
And the New York Post did exactly that.
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No discipline for FBI agent accused of writing 9/11 report FBI now calls bogus

Monday, January 9th, 2017

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
The FBI agent who wrote a powerful investigative report about 9/11 that the bureau later publicly repudiated faced no apparent discipline even though the FBI subsequently deemed his report to be “poorly written” and “wholly unsubstantiated.”
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Miami federal judge denies FBI motion to postpone trial on secret 9-11 records

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
A Miami federal judge Thursday denied the FBI’s request to delay for 90 days a trial to decide whether certain secret records about 9/11 should be made public.
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New FBI document shows active probe of support network for 9/11 hijackers in 2012

Monday, December 19th, 2016

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
As late as October 2012, federal prosecutors and FBI agents in New York City were actively exploring filing charges against a suspect for providing material support to the 9/11 hijackers and other crimes.
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FBI scrubs contracts to hide how much it paid 9/11 Review Commission members

Monday, December 12th, 2016

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
The three men who served as members of the 9/11 Review Commission were on the FBI’s payroll, but the bureau is refusing to say how much they were paid.
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FBI coughs up new 9/11 records about Sarasota probe; Documents, evidence missing

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Newly released FBI documents say agents investigating 9/11 did not obtain security records from a Sarasota-area gated community containing alleged evidence that 9/11 hijackers had visited the residence of a Saudi family with ties to the royal family.
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