FL judge rules out FOIA trial on 9/11 funding

FL judge rules out FOIA trial on 9/11 funding

JULY 5, 2017 AT 5:23 AM
Miami judge rules out FOIA trial, says FBI document on 9/11 funding to remain secret
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.

At the same time, Judge Cecilia Altonaga ruled out holding a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) trial to evaluate the need for such continued secrecy nearly 16 years after the 9/11 attacks. A trial would likely have included testimony from government witnesses in support of continued secrecy as well as others like Bob Graham, the former Florida senator who co-chaired Congress’s Joint Inquiry into 9/11 and believes the FBI documents should be made public.

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