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What 80,000 Classified Pages And A Florida Home Have To Do With 9/11

A house in Sarasota is at the center of more than 80,000 classified pages about the attacks.

By Jake Godin | May 12, 2016

Could classified documents about a house in Sarasota, Florida, hold secrets about 9/11?

More than 80,000 classified pages are connected to 9/11, Saudi Arabia and a Saudi family who lived in a three-bedroom house at 4224 Escondito Circle in Sarasota, Florida.

A few dozen of these pages, which are in the FBI's Tampa field Office, have been declassified as part of a FOIA request by reporters at the Florida Bulldog.

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While the FBI concluded the Sarasota family had no connections to the 9/11 terrorists, a confidential source told a pair of Irish journalists working with the Bulldog the opposite.

Essentially, the source claims the Sarasota family had links to not only to Mohamed Atta, a central person in the Sept. 11 attacks, but also other 9/11 terrorists; two of them even supposedly visited the family's home.

Then, two weeks before the attack, the family suddenly disappeared without much of a trace. The safe in the house was open, but other than that and a missing computer — nothing.

Former Florida Sen. Bob Graham, who's led the charge on getting 28 separate pages on Saudi connections to 9/11 released, told The Daily Beast he saw the records alleging a connection between the hijackers and the Sarasota family.

A U.S. district court judge is currently sifting through the 80,000 pages to determine which pertaining to the Sarasota family can be released.

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