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RFK Jr. Vows To Unveil 9/11 Files, Push For Government Transparency

James King, MPA
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Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. pledged on Friday to promote transparency concerning the 9/11 terrorist attacks, stating he would open related government files if elected. Kennedy’s comments came in response to a recent “60 Minutes” segment that revived questions about potential Saudi Arabian government involvement in the 2001 attacks.

Kennedy, speaking at a campaign event in West Hollywood, California, emphasized his commitment to transparency without taking a definitive stance on 9/11 conspiracy theories. “My take on 9/11: It’s hard to tell what is a conspiracy theory and what isn’t. But conspiracy theories flourish when the government routinely lies to the public,” Kennedy posted on X. “As president, I won’t take sides on 9/11 or any of the other debates. But I can promise that I will open the files and usher in a new era of transparency.”

The CBS report included a video recently unsealed in federal court as part of a lawsuit filed by the families of 9/11 victims against the Saudi government. The video depicts Omar al-Bayoumi, who the FBI suspected was a Saudi intelligence operative linked to two of the 9/11 hijackers, standing outside the Capitol in 1999 and referencing a “plan.” The FBI indicated the video was recorded around the time the targets for the Sept. 11 attacks were being selected.


The families involved in the lawsuit have called on both President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump to address the implications of the video. Kennedy seized on the issue of governmental transparency, arguing that openness is crucial to restoring public trust. “Speculation about what our government may be covering up is rife outside the mainstream of our political culture,” Kennedy stated. “Trust in government is at an all-time low. The way to restore that trust is through honesty and transparency.”