US Releases Transcript of 2004 Bush, Cheney Interview with 9/11 Panel – Report

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The Biden administration late Wednesday recorded a 2004 interview of former President George W. Bush and former Vice President Dick Cheney to a bipartisan government committee investigating the 9/11 terrorist attacks. We plan to publish it. media reported.

Interviews with the commission took place in the Oval Office in April 2004 and included a discussion of intelligence agency warnings received prior to the attack, The Wall Street Journal said, providing copies of the documents and people familiar with the matter. quoted and reported.

According to reports, during an interview, President Bush admitted that Air Force One’s communications went wrong while he was on the plane after the attack unfolded, and told Cheney to shoot down the non-responding commercial aircraft. claimed to allow it.

“Yes, we will engage the enemy,” the transcript quoted Bush as telling Cheney. “You have the authority to shoot down planes.”

The minutes also included Cheney’s call to Bush, who was attending school in Florida at the time, not to return to Washington during the terrorist attacks.

“The president reluctantly agreed,” the report cited the document. “The president asked the vice president to take the necessary steps and keep in close contact.”

On September 11, 2001, al-Qaeda* terrorists crashed two hijacked commercial planes into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. A third plane crashed into the Pentagon near Washington, and a fourth hijacked plane crashed in Pennsylvania. About 3,000 people died that day and more than 25,000 were injured.

* Terrorist organization outlawed in Russia and many other states–reports-1103955159.html US Releases Transcript of 2004 Bush, Cheney Interview with 9/11 Panel – Report

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