Under the headline, “Judge Blasts FBI Over Saudi Family Investigation,” the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports the latest action by the federal judge overseeing the Broward Bulldog‘s FOIA suit seeking FBI documents concerning the Bureau’s investigation of a wealthy Florida Saudi family linked to three of the 9/11 hijacker-pilots.
See LaRouchePAC’s 9/11-BAE page.
Saying that he is troubled by “inconsistencies” and “nonsensical” legal arguments put forward by the Justice Department, U.S. District Judge William Zloch ordered the FBI to conduct a much more thorough search than it had previously done, and then to deliver all pertinent documents — without any redactions — to him in two weeks, by April 18. Following up from his March 31 order, Judge Zloch gave the FBI precise instructions as to how the search is to be conducted, right down to the text terms to be used, and the databases to be queried, according to the Broward Bulldog. Judge Zloch ordered the FBI to also inform the court of any documented communications between it and other government agencies concerning the investigation. This, and a detailed explanation of how the FBI is complying with the judge’s order, is due by June 6. Tom Julin, an attorney for the Bulldog, praised the judge’s action, saying, “That is just exactly the kind of order a federal judge should render when the FBI refuses to acknowledge the existence of important documents like this.”
See the March 12th ‘Declassify the 28 Pages’ Press Conference on Capitol Hill.
The FBI’s investigation of the Sarasota Saudis was never reported to either the Joint Congressional Inquiry on the 9/11 attacks, or to the 9/11 Commission, according to former U.S. Senator Bob Graham (Fla.). After the Broward Bulldog exposed the Sarasota Saudi-9/11 connection in 2011, the FBI produced a paltry 35 pages of documents, but was later forced to admit that it had over 15,000 documents generated by the 9/11 investigation in its Tampa field office.