A simple plea

What a surprise:

The U.S. House Intelligence Committee has denied a Florida congressman’s request for access to 28 classified pages from the 2002 report of Congress’ Joint Inquiry into the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, told BrowardBulldog.org he made his request at the suggestion of House colleagues who have read them as they consider whether to support a proposed resolution urging President Obama to open those long-censored pages to the public.

“Why was I denied? I have been instrumental in publicizing the Snowden revelations regarding pervasive domestic spying by the government and this is a petty means for the spying industrial complex to lash back,” Grayson said last week, referring to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.

It matters little whether Thomas Kean, Thomas Massie of Kentucky, and Ted Yoho of Gainesville number among the co-sponsors of House Resolution 428. Today is three weeks since the release of the Senate report on torture, on which the oversight committee spent years fighting the White House and CIA. The language of the resolution could not be plainer; so has the House Intelligence Committee’s resistance.

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