Court documents just recently filed by the government show that during Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s time as the director of the FBI he worked to cover up the connection between a Florida Saudi family and the 9/11 terrorist attacks reports Judicial Watch.
The documents reveal that Mueller was likely involved in publicly releasing deceptive official agency statements about a secret investigation of the Saudis, who lived in Sarasota, with ties to the hijackers. A Florida journalism nonprofit uncovered the existence of the secret FBI investigation that was also kept from Congress.
Under Mueller leadership, the FBI tried to discredit the story, publicly countering that agents found no connection between the Sarasota Saudi family and the 2001 terrorist plot. In reality, the FBI’s own files say the exact opposite, according to the Ft. Lauderdale-based news group’s ongoing investigation.
The lengthy probe reveals that federal agents found “many connections” between the family and “individuals associated with the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001.” The only reason these documents have now come out is that the news group sued in federal court when the information wasn’t provided under the Freedom of Information Act.
Disingenuous statements were issued by FBI officials in Miami and Tampa in a desperate effort to disparage a 2011 story exposing the agency’s covert investigation of the Sarasota Saudis as well as reporting that it had been concealed from Congress.
“‘The south Florida judge, William J. Zloch, a Ronald Reagan appointee, asked the FBI to explain where it had discovered dozens of pages of documents in the public-records case filed six years ago. The index reference to then-FBI Director Mueller appears in an item involving an agency white paper written a week after the publication of a news story about the abrupt departure of Saudis Abdulaziz and Anoud al-Hijji from their Sarasota area home about two weeks before 9/11,’ reports Judicial Watch.”
The recently discovered files reveal that Mueller received a briefing about the Sarasota Saudi investigation, but the FBI continued to publicly deny it existed and it appears that the lies were approved by Mueller.
This is just another notch in Mueller’s credibility and trustworthiness in being bipartisan in his Russian collusion case against Trump. The mainstream media won’t report on this development on Mueller but at least people like Judicial Watch are fighting for this information to be known.
Mueller needs to be taken off the Russian collusion case, and he needs to be investigated for his own shady past in the FBI and the obstruction of justice he has created for the American people.