Ari Fleischer has drawn suspicion for asserting the top of his near-annual recounting of the 9/11 assaults after being employed by the Saudi-backed LIV Golf tour. Fleischer, a former White House press secretary for President George W. Bush and a Fox News contributor, on Monday dismissed the accusations as “foolish conspiracy theory.”
On the Saturday earlier than the twenty first anniversary of the terrorist assault that killed hundreds, Fleischer tweeted: “I have decided that my story has been told and I will not live tweet what took place on 9/11 again. … It’s time to let it rest. There is nothing new to say or reveal. Thank you for reading and for caring about our nation’s history. ”
“Cannot get over Ari Fleischer getting a PR job with the Saudis and then announcing that actually 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. Last yr, the FBI unsealed a doc that detailed contacts just a few of the hijackers 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 explained in my tweets, my travel schedule this year and the fact that after 21 years there is nothing new to say or reveal, led me to the decision I made,” he mentioned in a press release to HuffPost. “Any other reason being speculated is a foolish conspiracy theory.”
But many questioned the timing.