Twenty-eight pages of a 2002 Congressional report on the September 11, 2001 terror attacks -- a section which contains information regarding alleged Saudi ties -- will soon be released, a Democratic source confirms to CBS News.
The Obama administration must first decide whether or not to declassify the material, according to the office of House Speaker Paul Ryan. But House and Senate leadership then decides whether or not to release the material, and -- if they do decide to do so -- when and how it will be distributed.
Ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California, weighed in on the possibility that the White House could declassify the previously redacted pages within the next couple of days.
"If the Administration provides the redacted 28 pages today or tomorrow as expected, the decision on how to actually release the material would be up to the Leadership," Schiff said in a statement to CBS News.
The California Democrat further urged Congressional leaders to "designate the Intelligence Committees as the appropriate bodies to release the 28 pages, as the document was originally the work product of a Congressional inquiry made up of both committees."
CBS' "60 Minutes" aired a story earlier this year highlighting the 28 pages featuring interviews with current and former members of Congress, U.S. officials, members of the 9/11 Commission and families of the terrorist attacks. Former. Sen. Bob Graham, who helped write the report, said that the pages could shed more light on the network of people he believes supported the hijackers in the U.S.
CBS News' Walt Cronkite contributed to this report.
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