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Pentagon & Justice Department Blamed For Slowing 9/11 Investigation

HeadlineJul 09, 2003

Members of the independent commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks yesterday publicly criticized the Pentagon and Justice Department for failing to actively help the investigation.

The commission said the Bush Administration is requiring a governmental minder to be presented at most interviews with officials over the investigation.

The commission’s leaders — chairman, Thomas Kean, the former Republican governor of New Jersey, and Lee Hamilton, the former Democratic member of the House from Indiana — issued a joint statement aimed at raising public pressure on the White House.

The Pentagon, they noted, has ignored requests for evidence from the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the North American Aerospace Defense Command, which is responsible for guarding American airspace from terrorist attack.

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