The original Petition to Report Federal Crimes to a Special Grand Jury Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §3332(a), submitted on April 10, 2018, to United States Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman for the Southern District of New York by the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry, began with a Preliminary Statement, the first two paragraphs of which appeared in this space yesterday. The statement concludes as follows:
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Pursuant to federal law, including the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and 18 U.S.C.§ 3332(a), the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry, Inc. (Lawyers’ Committee), a non-profit organization, and the additional signatories hereto which include some 9/11 family members and survivors, hereby petition the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) to present the facts and evidence stated herein and attached hereto to a special federal grand jury or, in the alternative that presentation to a special grand jury is not feasible, to a federal grand jury. The facts and evidence presented here and in the accompanying exhibits concern federal crimes committed within the Southern District of New York on September 11, 2001 (9/11), and in the months leading up to 9/11, related to the attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC).
This Petition is presented to the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) because the victims of 9/11, their families, the people of the City of New York, and our nation deserve that every crime related to the 9/11 attacks be investigated to the fullest, and that every person who was responsible face justice. The DOJ has a duty to present the information contained in this Petition to a special grand jury pursuant to federal statute. A special grand jury or, in the alternative, a grand jury, once convened, has the power and duty to investigate the facts and evidence presented herein, wherever the evidence may lead. This is the least that the people we lost that day deserve. The most worthy memorial we can provide for those who died on 9/11, and for those who died as a result of the events of 9/11, including many First Responders, is discovery and public disclosure of the full truth.
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For the whole 54-page original petition plus a two-page cover letter to U.S. Attorney Berman, click HERE.
For a partial update with links to the Lawyers’ Committee’s actions over the last 15 months, click HERE.