It’s rare to see a news story related to investigating any of the mass murders of Sept. 11, 2001. Yet two greeted readers of The Berkshire Eagle* on its front page this morning, even if those massacres and their proper investigation were not mentioned.
The Washington Post and Associated Press stories, under the Eagle’s headlines “US attorney implicates Trump, campaign” and “Trump’s AG pick will face scrutiny,” may be found here and here as they appeared in other newspapers online.
Both relate to having a federal Special Grand Jury investigate the destruction of three World Trade Center skyscrapers more than 17 years ago.
The U.S. Attorney in the first story, Geoffrey S. Berman, in the Southern District of New York, is the same one who last month responded, tersely, to petitions on behalf of 12 families of individuals killed in the WTC building collapses, saying that his office would abide by federal law and referstacks of evidence about the collapses to a federal Special Grand Jury (even if he didn’t say it in so many words).
Please scroll down for an earlier mention in this blog of the U.S. Attorney’s response to the petitions filed by the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry. The entry is titled “A Special Grand Jury to Get 9/11 Evidence.”
The second story is about President Trump’s nomination Friday of former U.S. Attorney General William Barr to “once again serve as America’s top law enforcement official.” It relates to a possible federal Special Grand Jury investigation because Barr, if approved for the post, would head the U.S. Department of Justice and be Berman’s boss.
* Daily newspaper published in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, second-to-last town Bruce Henry and I walked through on our way from Provincetown on Cape Cod last spring wearing “9/11 Truth” signs to call attention to the need for a real investigation.