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Biden welcomes DOJ commitment to review 9/11 documents previously under wraps

President Biden on Monday released a statement saying he welcomes the Justice Department's filing "which commits to conducting a fresh review of documents" related to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks "where the government has previously asserted priveleges." 

The remarks come after more 1,600 people affected by 9/11, including victims' family members, signed a letter asking Biden not to attend a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the attacks at Ground Zero in New York next month if the administration did not release related classified documents and information.

One of the signees, Brett Eagleson, whose father was killed in the World Trade Center, specifically told CNN on Friday that the group wants to know whether the documents reveal any information on the alleged role of the Saudi Arabian government in the attacks.