Lawsuit #1 – On September 5, 2012, Broward Bulldog — now Florida Bulldog — filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit in federal court in Fort Lauderdale against the Department of Justice and the FBI. The 25-page FOIA complaint seeks records of an FBI investigation involving a Saudi family, former residents of Sarasota, who may have provided aid or assistance to the 9/11 hijackers. U.S. District Judge William J. Zloch, Fort Lauderdale, presiding.

Lawsuit #2 – On June 15, 2016, the Bulldog again sued the FBI and Justice Department – this time seeking records about the FBI 9/11 Review Commission. Those records include the commission’s efforts to discredit an April 2002 FBI report released under the Freedom of Information Act that corroborated earlier reporting about the Saudi family’s quick exit from their Sarasota home two weeks before the attacks and their apparent ties to the 9/11 hijackers. The Bulldog and the FBI appealed a 2017 ruling by Miami U.S. District Judge Cecilia Altonaga. A three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in July and is expected to rule soon.

Mandatory Declassification Review – Florida Bulldog Editor Dan Christensen and 9/11 authors Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan are also pursuing what’s known as a Mandatory Declassification Review of 28 pages that were censored from the report to the nation by Congress’s Joint Inquiry into the terrorist attacks. Those pages involve “specific sources of foreign support” for the hijackers while they were in the U.S. The matter, filed in 2013, is before the Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel. CASE CLOSED JANUARY 2017. Key documents from the Mandatory Declassification Review and FOIA cases are below.


FOIA LAWSUIT #2  (9/11 Review Commission):

***NEW***  9/18/19 – Motion to Vacate

7/19/18 –  Oral arguments before three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals (70 minutes)  Listen or download. Scroll to 3rd case…Broward Bulldog Inc. v U.S. Department of Justice et al.

5/31/18 – Memorandum to counsel re oral argument

5/31/18 – Notice of Special Hearing

2/9/18 – Defendant’s reply brief

1/12/18 – Plaintiffs’ reply and cross-answer brief

11/29/17 – Justice Department answer brief and initial brief on cross appeal

10/23/17 – Amicus brief of Media in Support of Plaintiffs Amicus brief of Media in Support of Plaintiffs

10/16/17 – Initial Appeal Brief by Broward Bulldog Inc. doing business as Florida Bulldog

6/29/17 – Judge Altonaga’s final order

6/2/17 – Joint Status Report Regarding the Conclusion of this Case

6/2/17 – Motion for Reconsideration of Court’s Order Denying Defendants’s Motion for Summary Judgement

6/2/17 – Exhibit 1 to Motion for Reconsideration

5/16/17 – Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part Motions for Summary Judgment

3/14/17 – Defendants Motion for Summary Judgment on Count I

2/27/17 – Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part Motion for Partial Summary Judgment

1/19/17 – Defendants’ Reply to Response to Motion for Summary Judgment on Counts 2 and 3

1/13/17 – Plaintiffs Memo in Opposition to Defendants Motion for Summary Judgment on Counts 2 and 3  Hearing set for Feb. 7,  8 a.m. before Miami U.S. District Court Judge Cecilia Altonaga

1/13/17 – Declaration of Dan Christensen Exhibits removed due to large file

1/13/17 – Declaration of Terry Strada

**New** – 12/31/16 – Defendants Motion for Summary Judgment on Counts 2 and 3

12/31/16 – DE-27-1 Second Declaration of David M. Hardy

12/20/16 – Government Motion to Continue Trial denied

8/10/16 – Order Cancelling Mediation

8/3/16 – Scheduling Order

7/25/16 – Answer and Affirmative Defenses

6/15/16 — Complaint

FOIA LAWSUIT #1 (FBI’s Sarasota investigation):


8/22/19 — Judge’s order

12/31/18 — FBI Response to Request for Status Conference

12/17/18 – Plaintiff’s 2nd Request for Status Conference

Exhibits – Senate Joint Resolution 69 (Khashoggi)

Senate Joint Resolution 54 (Yemen War)

Congressional Record of 12-13-2018 (re SJR 69 & 54)

8/17/18 – FBI’s Notice of 90 Days Expiring

5/8/18 – Plaintiffs’ Notification of 90 Days Expiring

2/1/18 – Reply to FBI response to motion to modify protective order

1/25/18 – Government’s opposition to motion to modify protective order

1/11/18 – Plaintiffs motion to modify protective order to allow discovery

1/11/18 – FDLE memo re interview of Wissam Taysir Hammoud re Abdulaziz al-Hijji

1/11/18 – FBI memo re interview of Wissam Taysir Hammoud re Abdulaziz al-Hijji

1/11/18 – Memorandum in opposition to FBI’s renewed motion for summary judgment

1/11/18 – Declaration of Thomas R. Julin

1/11/18 – Plaintiffs response to FBI’s statement of uncontroverted material facts

11/27/17 – FBI’s statement of uncontroverted material facts

11/27/17 – Appendix for numbered redactions

11/27/17 – Index explaining location of responsive documents

11/27/17 – Universe of documents

11/27/17 – Fifth declaration of David M. Hardy

11/27/17 – FBI’s renewed motion for summary judgment

10/16/17 – Order setting summary judgment briefing schedule

3/31/17 – Order on Interim Motion for Attorneys Fees

8/8/16 – Defense Notice of Declassification

5/31/16 – Interim motion for attorney fees

5/31/16 – Declaration of Thomas R. Julin

3/22/16 – Paperless order by Judge William J. Zloch denying 4/24/15 motion for status conference and to depose FBI agent

5/11/15 – FBI response to request to depose FBI agent

4/24/15 — Request to depose FBI agent

7/1/14 —Document release #4. 11 pages.

6/6/14 — Fourth Hardy Declaration Document Release #3. 31 pages.

5/9/14 — Third Hardy Declaration   Document Release #2.  4 pages.

5/1/14 — Defendants Notice of In Camera Filing-boxes

4/18/14 — Order Denying Motion for Reconsideration and Defendants Notice of In Camera Filing

4/17/14 — Government’s Motion for Reconsideration and Second Hardy Declaration

4/6/14 — Further Order on Motion to Compel

4/4/14 Order Compelling Better Search

3/26/14 — Newspapers’ amicus brief

3/20/14 — Order granting leave to file amicus brief

10/9/13 — Government motion opposing the filing of an Amicus brief by The Miami Herald

9/27/13 — Miami Herald Motion for Leave to File Amicus Curiae Brief

9/13/13– Sarasota Herald Tribune Motion to Intervene

8/15/13 — Our Reply to Government’s Response to Motion to Compel

8/7/13 — Government’s Response to Motion to Compel

7/19/13 — Our Motion to Compel Additional Search

7/12/13 — Order from Pretrial Conference

6/28/13 — Order Denying Defendants Motion to Dismiss Complaint

6/19/13 — Defendants Motion for Protective Order

6/26/13 — Joint Pretrial Stipulation

7/6/13 — Plaintiffs Opposition to Motion for Protective Order

6/10/13 — Government’s Reply to Memorandum in Opposition

5/31/13 — Our Memorandum in Opposition to Summary Judgment

5/13/14 — The Government’s Motion for Summary Judgment   Government Exhibits

3/29/13 — FBI Document Release — #1. 35 pages.

12/13/12 — The Government’s Reply to our Memorandum in Opposition to Dismissal

12/3/12 — Our Response in Opposition to the Motion to Dismiss the Complaint

11/19/12 — The Government’s Motion to Dismiss 

9/5/12 Our FOIA complaint

MANDATORY DECLASSIFICATION REVIEW (28 pages and underlying documents):

1/13/17  — ISCAP Release of the 28 Pages Part1  With asserted reasons for each redaction                               ISCAP Release of the 28 PagesPart2   ISCAP Release of the 28 PagesPart3


7/15/16 – 28pages released by President Obama. ISCAP proceedings continue regarding underlying FBI, CIA documents

10/1/14 — Letter to ISCAP from Members of Congress

7/15/14 — Letter from John P. Fitzpatrick regarding ISCAP Appeal 

7/10/14 — Appeal to Interagency Classification Appeals Panel (ISCAP) regarding the 28 pages

7/3/14 — Letter from David M. Hardy (FBI) Denying Request for a Mandatory Declassification Review

3/17/14 — Review Committee will hear appeal

2/13/14 — Request for Declassification Review Committee Determination

12/3/13 — H. Res. 428 -Congressmen urge Obama to declassify 28 pages from censored 9/11 report

10/2/13 — 9/11 Families press release 

6/26/13 — DOJ Response to Request for Mandatory Declassification Review

6/20/13 — 9/11 Families Letter to President Obama

6/10/13 — Request to White House to release 28 censored page from Congress’s report on 9/11

6/10/13 — Request to Department of Justice for Mandatory Declassification Review of the 28 pages

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  • Dear Broward Bulldog:


    I support your HEROIC efforts to get the truth as to what appears to have been Saudi Government, and Saudi Royal Family, logistical and financial support for the 9/11/2001 hijackers.

    These records need to be made public, both via your Freedom of Information Act Request and litigation, and through the US Government declassifying the US Congressional Joint Inquiry into the 9/11/2001 Attack, the chapter on foreign support for the hijackers, which in my opinion was wrongfully classified by the Bush Administration.

    Obviously, if one assumes the Saudi Government helped bring about the 9/11/2001 attack, our country is not presently safe from their repeating such an attack on our U.S. Homeland.

    Sincerely, and I SUPPORT YOUR EFFORTS 100%,

    Jackson Rip Holmes
    915 Palermo Avenue, 106
    Coral Gables, FL 33134
    P. 305-338-5000
    E. [email protected]

  • To all those at the Broward Bulldog; keep up your rentless efforts to obtain the FBI records pertaining to the 9/11 terrorists and the Saudi family that abrutly left prior to the attacks.The FBI is obviously stonewalling and using subtrefuge in order to prevent this information from reaching the publuc domain.Continue your bulldogged relentless pursuit of the truth. Your dogged determination to report the apparent obfuscation by the FBI is raising awareness and support from those who demand to know the connection and to hold our law enforcement officials accountable to disclose all the relevent information regarding 9/11.

  • The same Sean Joyce you have had problems with is not only the cousin of Jill Kelley whome he used to disrupt CIA and NATO, his other cousins are the ones who designed and planned the 2001 september 11th incidents, using a cover as an insurance fraud sting against chris dodd, lieberman, and dov zakheim, and using fly-by-wire control systems provided by another of Joyce’s cousins from a military air wing, and even more important: the nato and norad overrides and other technical support including flight control and authorities were provided by another cousin of Sean Joyce who runs the correlating machines that handle all the norad radar targeting identification and emergency flight control, conveniently all of whome place back door access interfaces into ALL of the conventional weapons, flight control systems, military weapons, and of course, back door and wiretap nsa and fbi wiretap systems.

    That’s a big cartel, eh?

  • While I am not one who believes that 911 was/is a US government conspiracy I do believe that we need to completely investigate and know everything there is to know about who was involved including but not limited to Saudi’s living here in the US at the time.

    Keep up the effort. You will succeed and I salute your effort on this matter

    Donald Sheldon,
    Chairman Libertarian Party of Broward County Florida

  • Wow you guys are my heroes. Great to see someone actively seeking truth about who was involved on that horrible day. Keep up the good work!

  • Wow. I’m impressed. I invite anyone connected with this effort to be a guest on my radio program. House at Pooh Corner.
    I have a few articles up at Baltimore Chronicle.
    Jim Hogue

  • The Bulldog should be praised for their efforts and resilience in continuing these long FOIA lawsuits and I am so appreciative of their efforts! If you can contribute to this online newspaper, you should immediately as where do you find a newspaper like this that does these so important matters and posts the materials, letters, responses, and FOIA documents online for you all free??? If you follow their lead, you can file any FOIA action just by their example!! My hero is this newspaper!

  • i wish you would release the gate records for Prestancia, or the phone records for the house,

    so that we can see for ourselves

  • In the name of all German People we will say thank you for the patriots of the USA and the fighters for the truth keep up the great work.cant never forget this horrible day.i wish you could reales the gate or phone record’s,which is never obtained.pleas can you try to get them please.thank you Dan Christensen you are one of my heroes.

  • Has there been any update to the outstanding cases in 2019?

  • I read about this story from the beginning, although have not seen anything else about it until this article. The whole situation is so outrageous that it is difficult to express and talk about. One wonders who is on what side. The secrecy, coverups, and withholding of information shows a deeper, darker story that only builds conspiracies and intentions that are horrifying to consider. Thanks for keeping this story alive, it should be in the news every day.

  • I’m very grateful that the Florida Bulldog
    Is taking responsibility to report the exact progress of 9/11 truth to US
    Did you know that as a citizen you can help by donating your time to
    9/11 truth? It costs nothing. Contact is on their website ae9/
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    If you are a US citizen–as another one trying to keep a 9/11 survivor
    Alive, I urge you to support these

    Contact at anytime:
    Linda Malding
    [email protected]

    WTC2 survivors call me.

  • This site is so informative. Who would have thought one of our allies was responsible for 9/11. It just doesn’t make sense. Why would the Saudis attack us and why didn’t we retaliate against them? It just seems so crazy for them to do this. We had no problem attacking Afghanistan and Iraq and they didn’t have anything to do with 9/11. I mean obviously the point of the whole thing was to get us over there to attack these countries. Why would Saudi Arabia want us to attack Afghanistan and Iraq?

  • Why hasn’t anybody been charged for the removal of all the evidence of the building. Why don’t people look and see building three it’s got a big h o l e in it and it wasn’t touched by anything. I don’t understand why people can’t look at what’s in front of them. Look at that video of the Tower with the antenna on the top and it just turns to dust in the air is it’s gone people just need to open their eyes.

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