US President, First Lady to travel all three sites of 9/11 terror attacks

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Biden signed an executive order directing to oversee a declassification review of documents related to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s September 11th investigations…reports Asian Lite News

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will travel to New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia next Saturday on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attack.

“On Saturday, September 11, the President and the First Lady will honor and memorialize the lives lost 20 years ago with travel to all three sites of the 9/11 attacks: New York City, New York, Shanksville, Pennsylvania and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia,” the White House said in a tweet.

Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Douglas Emhof will travel to Shanksville, Pennsylvania for a separate event.

“Vice President and the Second Gentleman will travel to Shanksville, Pennsylvania for a separate event, then join the President and First Lady at the Pentagon,” read the statement.

On Friday, Biden signed an executive order directing the Department of Justice and other relevant agencies to oversee a declassification review of documents related to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s September 11th investigations and release the declassified documents publicly over next 6 months.

On September 11, 2001, the United States faced the deadliest terrorist attack in its history. More than 3,000 people were killed in the terror attack. In a span of just 102 minutes, both towers of New York’s World Trade Center collapsed after planes hijacked by Al Qaeda operatives crashed into them.

Biden to survey Ida storm damage

After touring storm damage from Hurricane Ida in Louisiana on Friday, President Joe Biden will travel to the Northeast next, the White House said.

Biden will be in Manville, New Jersey, and Queens, New York, on Tuesday — two areas hard-hit by devastating flooding as remnants of Ida wreaked havoc earlier this week.

Overall, there have been at least 67 deaths across eight states related to Ida, including at least 51 in the Northeast.

New Jersey has seen the greatest loss of life tied to Ida, with at least 27 people dead and at least four people still missing as of Saturday evening. Three tornadoes also were confirmed in New Jersey as the storm swept through Wednesday, mostly in the southern part of the state.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy confirmed on Twitter he will be joining Biden on the tour.

In New York City, at least 13 people died due to the storm. All but two were found in basement apartments.

On Friday, Biden traveled to Louisiana to survey damage caused by Hurricane Ida.

“This storm has been incredible, not only here but all the way up the East Coast,” Biden told local officials in hard-hit LaPlace, Louisiana, just outside New Orleans.

“We came because we want to hear directly from you all, what specific problems you’ve been dealing with,” he said.

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