The White House has been trying to protect some individuals in Saudi Arabia and the US from being prosecuted in relation with the September 11, 2001 attacks, according to an American journalist and political commentator.
Don DeBar, a radio host and TV commentator based in New York, made the comments on Saturday, after the US Congress unanimously passed a bill that would authorize victims of the 9/11 attacks to sue the Saudi government.
However, the White House once again vowed that President Barack Obama would veto the measure.
“To me, it exposes something that they are trying to block this avenue of discovery; it tells me that there must be something that they are afraid of,” DeBar said.
“This is 15 years after the event and we are already promised a veto by President Obama here, but this would be a way of doing discovery on the documents that exist, may be in hands of the Saudis and/or the US government and/or third parties about the role of…