Known conspiracy theorist RFK Jr. says he 'won't take sides on 9/11' following recent '60 Minutes' episode

  • Robert F Kennedy Jr. has said he would not "take sides" on 9/11 if elected president.

  • Kennedy said he wished to restore trust with the American people "through honesty and transparency."

  • Kennedy has previously spread a number of other wild conspiracy theories.

Independent presidential candidate Robert F Kennedy Jr. said on Friday that he would not "take sides" when it came to the events of the 9/11 terrorist attacks if he won election to the White House in November.

"My take on 9/11: It's hard to tell what is a conspiracy theory and what isn't. But conspiracy theories flourish when the government routinely lies to the public," Kennedy wrote in a post on X.

"As president I won't take sides on 9/11 or any of the other debates. But I can promise… that I will open the files and usher in a new era of transparency," he added.

Kennedy's campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider, which was sent outside regular working hours.

The September 11 attacks were the deadliest terror attacks ever in the US.

Nearly 3,000 people were killed and thousands were injured when terrorists hijacked and crashed commercial jets into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania.

Kennedy said in a follow-up post that he had been referencing an excerpt from a recent CBS "60 Minutes" episode, which he said looked at "possible Saudi involvement in 9/11, sparking all kinds of speculation on X."

The episode focused on a newly released video of a Saudi intelligence officer filming in Washington, DC, in 1999.

In a third post, the long shot presidential candidate wrote, "Speculation about what our government may be covering up is rife outside the mainstream of our political culture."

The way to restore trust in the government, he said, "is through honesty and transparency."

"That is my promise, and that is what will resolve any questions about 9/11, UAPs, and other contentious topics. I am personally agnostic on those issues. My issue is TRANSPARENCY," he added.

It's not the first time Kennedy has promoted a conspiracy theory, having previously shared wild ideas ranging from how mass shootings are linked to prescription drugs to how certain chemicals in water impact the sexuality of children.

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