On March 12, 2019, the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry filed a petition supplement with the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York naming persons and private companies that might have information relevant “to the 9/11-related crimes at the World Trade Center.”
According to the Lawyers’ Committee press release, “The Committee’s original Petitions [filed in April and July of 2018] presented extensive expert scientific and eyewitness evidence that pre-placed explosives destroyed WTCs 1, 2 and 7. Today’s filing builds on that evidence of ‘what’ crimes were committed focusing on the ‘who,’ ‘why,’ and ‘how’” of the events of 9/11.
The intent of this latest filing is to provide detailed information to the Special Grand Jury regarding people or companies that may have information relevant to their inquiry.
The petition makes clear that the Lawyers’ Committee is not implying guilt or direct involvement with the crimes, only that the listed people or entities “may have material information relevant to the Special Grand Jury’s investigation.”
The named persons include eye witnesses to the explosions (including first responders), companies that provided “construction, maintenance, or repair work” in the three WTC towers, and WTC security companies and staff prior to 9/11.
Also named are companies and persons with access to high-tech explosives and incendiaries as well as “those who owned and leased WTC1, WTC2, and WTC7” and “who received or may have received insurance payments after 9/11.”
The petition also includes “entities who benefitted financially or politically from the War on Terror.” Specifically, “At least one organization stated in a published report one year before 9/11 that it would take a ‘new Pearl Harbor” event to motivate the American people to make the commitment of money and troops needed for the U.S. to assert its military power to maintain American global dominance over the coming century.”
The petition goes on to state that “those involved in leadership roles in such organizations as well as principals for major military contractors used in the post-9/11 war on terror” may be of material interest to the Special Grand Jury.
Others named in the petition are “persons arrested after being observed celebrating the WTC attacks,” those with “foreknowledge acting with a profit motive via stock trades,” and “persons who controlled the premature destruction of 9/11 evidence.”
Architects, engineers, and scientists who have relevant research findings are also named as potential witnesses for the inquiry.
On November 7, 2018, the U.S. Attorney’s Office replied to the Lawyers’ Committee in writing that it would comply with federal law 18 U.S.C. § 3332 which requires it to provide citizen reports of federal crimes to a Special Grand Jury.
However, since that date, the Lawyers’ Committee has received no communication from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Due to this lack of communication, the group informed the U.S. Attorney in this filing that it is considering further legal action (Mandamus lawsuit) to compel the Office to comply.
Persons with Material Information, March 12, 2019 (32-page submission, redacted)
Cover letter submitted to U.S. Attorney with the submission