About two weeks before the Sept. 11 attacks, a well-connected Saudi family left their luxury home in Sarasota, Fla., leaving behind expensive possessions without letting neighbors or the mail carrier know.
The New York Post reports that a couple made a hasty, suspicious retreat back to Saudi Arabia.
A subsequent investigation found that at least one of the family members trained at the same flight school as some of the hijackers.
The investigation was active for years and included the FBI’s Tampa field office and the bureau’s office in New York and Washington.
The New York Post wrote:
The Saudi-9/11 connection in Florida was no small part of the overall 9/11 investigation. Yet it was never shared with Congress. Nor was it mentioned in the 9/11 Commission Report.
Now it’s being whitewashed again, in a newly released report by the 9/11 Review Commission, set up last year by Congress to assess “any evidence now known to the FBI that was not considered by the 9/11 Commission.” Though the FBI acknowledges the Saudi family was investigated, it maintains the probe was a dead end