In expectation of his upcoming visit to Saudi Arabia, a letter was sent to President Trump from Terry Strada, chairperson for the 9/11 Families and Survivors United for Justice Against Terrorism group.
The letter begged the president to stand in strong support of the families of the 9/11 victims with regard to the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JUSTA), which allows U.S. citizens to file civil lawsuits against governments for deaths, injuries or damages caused by terror acts funded by such government.
The group is using the act to sue Saudi Arabia, as most of the 9/11 hijackers were Saudi citizens.
Breitbart has obtained copy of the entire letter and released it, which is shared below, and reported that Saudi Arabia has reportedly paid American lobbyists as much as $1.3 million per month in an effort to prevent Americans from having the right to sue them for financing terror.
Strada, whose husband was killed on 9/11 as he worked on the 104th floor of the North Tower at the World Trade Center, wrote to Trump that his backing of JASTA is critical.
“As you know, Saudi Arabia is a defendant in our lawsuit because of the involvement of its agents in supporting the 9/11 hijackers, and for support that flowed to al Qaeda from proselytizing institutions that the Saudis established and funded to spread a radical form of Islam that lies at theroot of al Qaeda. The Saudis continue to refuse to accept accountability for their actions and the injury they have caused.”
She added, “In the 15 years since the September 11 Attacks, we have learned a great deal about the role that the Saudis played in supporting al Qaeda and in aiding the hijackers.”
She asks Trump to “make it clear to the Saudis that you will never support any weakening of the 9/11 families’ legal rights.”
President Trump traveled to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Friday, and is in meetings with King Salman and other leaders there Saturday and Sunday.
See the full letter below:
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