A Special Grand Jury to Get 9/11 Evidence

The United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York will submit to a Special Grand Jury evidence supplied by the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry concerning the destruction of three World Trade Center skyscrapers on September 11, 2001, according to a Lawyers’ Committee press release issued yesterday.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a letter dated Nov. 7 that it would present to a Special Grand Jury evidence that the Lawyers’ Committee had provided to the office in two petitions in April and July.

Click here for the full press release. It contains links to at least one of the petitions, 57 petition exhibits, and related information supporting the Lawyers’ Committee work.

The release also includes a copy of the letter the Lawyers’ Committee received signed by Michael Farrara, one of two chiefs of the office’s Terrorism and International Narcotics unit on behalf of the unit and of United States Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman, who heads the office, addressed to Attorney Mick G. Harrison, Lawyers’ Committee’s litigation director. The brief letter reads in part as follows:

“We have received and reviewed The Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry, Inc.’s submissions of April 10 and July 30, 2018. We will comply with the provisions of 18 U.S.C. § 3332 [United States Code Title 18, Section 3332] as they relate to your submissions.”

The release says the Lawyers’ Committee had supplied the U.S. District Attorney’s Office with “extensive evidence of so-far unprosecuted federal crimes relating to the destruction of three World Trade Center Towers on 9/11 (WTC1, WRC2 and WTC7).”

It says the Lawyers’ Committee had 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.”

— Mark

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