- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 10, 2015

In a preview of her new Sunday morning news broadcast, five-time Emmy winner and former CBS anchor Sharyl Attkisson will delve into the top-secret pages of Congress’ intelligence report on the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which are still kept under wraps 14 years later.

In the report, Ms. Attkisson speaks with current and former lawmakers and family members of victims of the 9/11 attacks to uncover why the documents, known as the “28 pages” are still undisclosed.

No ordinary American can read the highly classified section of the report, and members of Congress, sworn to secrecy, are only allowed to read the pages under strict supervision.

“We spoke to people off- and on-camera who went as far as they could giving hints and information to me about what’s in them,” Ms. Attkisson told The Washington Times.

Rep. Steven Lynch, Massachusetts Democrat, told Ms. Attkisson the report gives names and identities of individuals who were “complicit” in the terrorist attacks.

“They are clearly identified. How people were financed, where they were housed, where the money was coming from, the conduits that were used and the connections between some of these individuals,” Mr. Lynch said in the interview.

Other lawmakers also give hints about some of the alleged responsibility and financial ties the attackers had to prominent figures in Saudi Arabia, and speculate that the reason the documents are still classified is to shield that nation from embarrassment and maintain U.S.-Saudi diplomatic ties.

“As more and more people see these records they can’t see any legitimate reason why the pages are still withheld from the public and suspect that they are being hidden to protect people,” Ms. Attkisson said.

The 8-minute segment will air Thursday and Friday across all stations of the Sinclair Broadcast Group, and Ms. Attkisson’s new show, “Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson” will debut Oct. 4 and continue on Sunday mornings.

Ms. Attkisson said the new show will shine a light on tough subjects like the negative impacts of immigration, whistle-blowing, and government waste, fraud and abuse.

“We’re trying to tackle, and we’ve been given license to tackle what are called the ‘untouchable subjects’ that traditional media in my view have avoided,” she said.

• Kellan Howell can be reached at khowell@washingtontimes.com.

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