A federal judge on Friday chided the FBI for failing to produce records tied to a prominent Saudi Arabian family who seemed to abandon their Sarasota home suddenly just prior to the 9/11 terror attacks.
U.S. District Court Judge William Zloch ordered the FBI to conduct a much more thorough search than it had previously done and deliver all pertinent documents — uncensored — to him by April 18 for review.
The judge said the FBI must comply using its most advanced document search system, called Sentinel, to search for records pertaining to a year-and-a-half old Freedom of Information lawsuit filed by the Fort Lauderdale news site Broward Bulldog. The Herald-Tribune Media Group joined the suit earlier this year as a “friend of the court.”
Under the judge’s order, the FBI also must search for documents related to the Saudi family, a home in Sarasota’s gated Prestancia subdivision and the investigation following the 2001 attacks using Sentinel and multiple other search systems.
The agency initially refused to search for the family’s names, claiming that would result in an invasion of privacy.
Judge blasts FBI over Saudi family investigation | HeraldTribune.com
As with many issues surrounding 9/11, yet another case of the US government and its alphabet agencies hiding evidence under some concocted pretext. There is also a Congressional effort underway to release 28 redacted pages from the 9/11 Commission Report concerning Saudi involvement in 9/11 financing. If the Saudis were connected to 9/11, those hiding evidence should be charged with Treason for protecting a foreign enemy.