Never-Before-Seen 9/11 Footage Shows Saudi Spy 'Plan Attacks' At Capitol

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Newly unsealed video shows a suspected Saudi spy filming the U.S. Capitol and National Monument prior to the Sept. 11 terrorist attack.

Omar al-Bayoumi, who the FBI accused of being a Saudi intelligence operative linked to two of the 9/11 hijackers, is heard narrating a video in Arabic, "I am transmitting these scenes to you from the heart of the American capital, Washington," as well as referencing a "plan," via CBS' 60 Minutes. The video was reportedly recorded within 90 days of senior al Qaeda planners deciding on 9/11 targets, according to Richard Lambert, a retired FBI agent, who led the Sept. 11 investigation in San Diego.

"It is another very large brick in a massive wall of evidence that at this point indicates the Saudi government was complicit in the 9/11 attacks," Lambert said CBS News.

Bayoumi filmed footage over the course of several days, which included entrances and exits of the U.S. Capitol, as well as security posts and a model of the building, acknowledging that there was an airport located nearby. Lambert, who is currently working as a consultant on a case filed by the families of 9/11 victims aiming to hold Saudi Arabia responsible for the terrorist attacks, said knowledge of the Washington Monument's location in relation to other landmarks in the city could help guide people toward their intended targets.

"I think he's talking to the al Qaeda planners who tasked him to take the pre-operational surveillance video of the intended target," Lambert said while discussing Bayoumi referencing a "plan."

Federal investigators believe Flight 93 was likely heading to the Capitol before crashing in a Shanksville, Pennsylvania, field. Another plane crashed into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, while two planes hit the Twin Towers in Manhattan.

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