28 classified pages in the Congressional inquiry on the terrorist attacks of 2001 raise suspicions about financial ties to hijackers.

In a well-guarded vault hidden deep below the Capitol rest 28 redacted pages of the 9/11 Commission Report.

For over 15 years, presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama have both denied multiple requests by Congress and media institutions to declassify the 28 pages.

But why?

Since 2001, U.S. officials have continued to justify withholding the documents by claiming the information is “too sensitive” for public discourse and citing national security concerns.

But critics are speaking out — including members of Congress who have read the secretive report — and demanding the American public be made aware of information that reveals exactly who was behind the deadly attacks on September, 11, 2001.

Prominent public officials, both Democrat and Republican alike, have released statements — carefully worded to prevent implicating themselves in leaking national security secrets — giving the public a glimpse of what they claim is “a more expansive view of the Saudi [Arabia] role.”

They charge that the report sheds light on how the Saudis both support and oppose the world’s most radical elements of Islamic extremism.

Recent investigative media reports have substantiated this claim as research reveals the great extent to which Saudi Arabia spreads extreme Wahhabism, the radical Jihadists’ interpretation of Islamic teachings.

Republicans, such as Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC), say the public deserves to know the truth and the report is “not a national security issue.”

Rep. Jones claims the real reason Washington continues to hide this information from public view is due to “certain relationships with the Saudis.”

According to former Senator Bob Graham, who once acted as the Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, the Saudi government was aware that potential terrorist attacks could take place against the United States at any time:

“[Saudi Arabia] knew that people who had a mission for Osama bin Laden were in, or would soon be placed in, the United States. Whether they knew what their assignments were takes the inference too far.”

Some public officials claim an “organized effort” is underway to “suppress information” that could implicate Saudi Arabia in the 9/11 attacks.

President Obama has recently ignored another letter from Congress asking for the 28 pages to be declassified and made available to the American public.