The House Intelligence Committee has released 28 previously classified pages of a congressional investigation into the 9/11 attacks that detail the potential involvement of Saudi citizens and government officials. People including former members of the investigation, called the Joint Inquiry Committee, and lawyers for victims of the 9/11 attacks, have pushed for the release of the pages for years. Intelligence and law enforcement agencies had long resisted on national security grounds. The report (which contained some redactions), did not, as some critics suspected, implicate the Saudi government directly in the attacks. "Neither the CIA nor the FBI was able to definitely identify for these Committees the extend for terrorist activity globally or within the United States and the extent to which such support, if it exists, is intentional or innocent in nature," the report reads.
In this handout image provided by the state owned Saudi Press Agency, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, meets with Saudi King Salman right, in what likely will be his last visit as America's top diplomat, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016. Kerry met with the king and other royalty Sunday at a palace in Riyadh, the Saudi capital. The state-run Saudi Press Agency said the two discussed regional issues.