On Monday November 26, 2018, the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry, a nonprofit public interest organization, announced its receipt of a letter from the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York reflecting the initiation of 9/11 related grand jury proceedings requested by the Lawyers’ Committee. The U.S. Attorney’s letter is in response to the Lawyers’ Committee’s April 10, 2018 Petition and July 30, 2018 Amended Petition demanding that the U.S. Attorney present to a Special Grand Jury extensive evidence of so-far-unprosecuted federal crimes relating to the destruction of three World Trade Center Towers on 9/11 (WTC1, WTC2 and WTC7).
The Lawyers’ Committee’s Petition noted that the U. S. Attorney is legally required to present this evidence of 9/11 related federal crimes to a Special Grand Jury pursuant to a federal statute, 18 U.S.C. § 3332. The U.S. Attorney, in his November 7, 2018 letter to the Lawyers’ Committee, has agreed to comply. (See the U.S. Attorney’s letter below)
Here’s a link to the First Amended Grand Jury Petition, which was updated to include three additional federal crimes:
- Federal Law Criminalizes Acts of Terrorism Transcending National Boundaries
- Federal Law Criminalizes Providing Material Support to Terrorists
- Federal Law Criminalizes the Killing of a Federal Government Agent or Employee
Excerpt from the Grand Jury Petition:
“The evidence presented in this Petition supports the conclusion that during the months preceding 9/11 explosive and/or incendiary devices were pre-planted at the WTC, and then on 9/11 these explosives and/or incendiaries were detonated and ignited causing the complete destruction of WTC1 and WTC2 and the Salomon Brothers Building (WTC Building 7). The detonations of these pre-planted explosive and/or incendiary devices on 9/11 at the WTC were timed and coordinated with the aircraft attacks on WTC1 and WTC2, and substantially contributed to the destruction of those three WTC buildings and their contents, and substantially increased the tragic loss of life that occurred on 9/11. The evidence presented below and in the accompanying exhibits permits no other conclusion — as a matter of science, as a matter of logic, and as a matter of law.
This evidence, which includes forensic and physical evidence, eyewitness testimony, and expert scientific analysis, deserves to be presented to and investigated by a special federal grand jury, or in the alternative a federal grand jury as soon as possible. The issue of whether the perpetrators, domestic or foreign or both, involved in the placement of the explosives included individuals acting across national boundaries is a matter to be investigated by and ultimately determined by the grand jury. The evidence available to the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry, Inc. relating to who and what acts might have been involved will be presented in a supplement to this Amended Petition.”
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