On the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington by Al Qaeda, the FBI on Saturday released newly declassified documents on investigations related to the attacks and the prospective role of Saudi Arabia.
The report of April 4, 2016 was heavily abbreviated as it detailed how the terrorists received logistical support ahead of the September 11 attacks.
The families of the terror attack victims had demanded the report having the sued Saudi Arabia for alleged complicity in the attacks speculating the role of Saudi officials in the attack.
The declassified document has taken down the details between the contacts of Bayoumi and the two hijackers - Nawaf al Hazmi and Khalid al Midhar.
The identity of the source behind the interviews was labeled as classified by the Unitwd States government.
The declassified documents earlier wasn't released by United States administrations.
President Joe Biden had asked the Justice Department and other agencies to direct a declassification review in order to release the report.
The report stated, "Bayoumi's assistance to Hamzi and Midha included translation, travel, lodging and financing."
A FBI's anonymous source said Bayoumi had generally talked about "jihad."
Omar al-Bayoumi allegedly assisted Nawaf al Hazmi and Khalid al Midhar to find an apartment in San Diego.
The document yet did not take down the clear link between the Saudi government and the terrorists.
The victim's lawyer Jim Kreindler however blamed the government of Saudi Arabia saying, "The findings and conclusions in this FBI investigation validate the arguments we have made in the litigation regarding the Saudi government’s responsibility for the 9/11 attacks."
The FBI memorandum stated that telephone numbers that were related with the anonymous source indicated contact with a number of people who assisted Hamzi and Midhar in California.
Bayoumi and Thumairy also allegedly provided help to Hamzi and Midhar.