New FBI Documents Link Saudi Arabia To 9/11

( In September, President Biden signed an executive order authorizing the Justice Department to release all documents related to the FBI’s investigation into the 9/11 attacks within six months. And while the DOJ hasn’t met the deadline to release everything, some of the documents began trickling out.

According to documents declassified and released last week, there appears to be an obscure connection between Saudi Arabia and the 9/11 terrorists.

Shortly after the 9/11 attacks, the FBI began investigating an obscure Saudi government bureaucrat living and working in California who turned out to be a Saudi spy. And not just any spy. This spy had a direct line of communication with Prince Bandar bin Sultan al-Saud, the US ambassador at the time. Prince Bandar had such a close relationship with the Bush administration, he was a frequent visitor at the White House where he was dubbed “Bandar Bush.”

According to the 2017 FBI report declassified last week, the spy, Omar al Bayoumi, helped find housing for several of the 9/11 hijackers in San Diego. What’s more, according to the report, there was a “50/50 chance” Bayoumi had advanced knowledge of the 9/11 plot.

In the report, the FBI concluded that the intelligence gathered by Omar al Bayoumi was passed directly to Prince Bandar.

Bayoumi found an apartment for the two terrorists and introduced them to several members of a Saudi-funded mosque in LA. The terrorists later traveled to northern New Jersey to meet up with their coconspirators.

The declassified report doesn’t say if Bayoumi knew the terrorists left California, nor does it say if he offered them any suggestions on how to travel east.

The report also doesn’t say whether or not Bayoumi told Prince Bandar about meeting with two of the al-Qaeda terrorists.

In short, the FBI report offers no definitive proof that Bayoumi transmitted any advanced intelligence about the 9/11 plot to Prince Bandar.

During its investigation, the 9/11 Commission investigated the links between Omar al Bayoumi and the two 9/11 terrorists in California. But nobody from the FBI, CIA, or Saudi government ever spelled out the extent of Bayoumi’s connection to Prince Bandar or his work as a Saudi spy.

Families of 9/11 victims are suing Saudi Arabia over its alleged involvement in the 9/11 plot. But hard evidence of a direct connection between the terrorists and the Saudi government has never been found.

The victims’ families are hoping the FBI documents President Biden ordered declassified and released may provide that hard evidence.