Ari Fleischer has drawn suspicion for asserting the tip of his near-annual recounting of the 9/11 attacks after being employed by the Saudi-backed LIV Golf tour. Fleischer, a former White Home press secretary for President George W. Bush and a Fox News contributor, on Monday dismissed the accusations as “silly conspiracy concept.”
On the Saturday earlier than the twenty first anniversary of the terrorist assault that killed 1000’s, Fleischer tweeted: “I’ve determined that my story has been advised and I cannot stay tweet what occurred on 9/11 once more. … It’s time to let it rest. There may be nothing new to say or reveal. Thanks for studying and for caring about our nation’s historical past. ”
“Can not recover from Ari Fleischer getting a PR job with the Saudis after which asserting that really his 9/11 play-by-play tweets have run their course,” The Hill reporter Zack Budryk responded.
The Saudi authorities has denied being concerned in finishing up the 9/11 assaults. Final 12 months, the FBI unsealed a document that detailed contacts just a few of the hijackers (a lot of whom have been Saudi residents) had with Saudi officers, nevertheless it didn’t present proof that senior officers have been complicit.
Fleischer, who spent a lot of the fateful day in 2001 with Bush, had his gripping accounts reported by HuffPost as effectively.
His PR agency Fleischer Communications signed on as a communications consultant for the upstart LIV tour in June.
“As I defined in my tweets, my journey schedule this 12 months and the truth that after 21 years there may be nothing new to say or reveal, led me to the choice I made,” he mentioned in a press release to HuffPost. “Another cause being speculated is a silly conspiracy concept.”
However many questioned the timing.