Donald Trump continues to place some blame on former president George W. Bush for failing to prevent the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001. He says his tough immigration policy proposals could have prevented 9/11. In response, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush continues to defend his brother's decisions before and after the event.
The issue is now consuming the Republican presidential primary debate. But the underlying questions remain: How much did the U.S. know before the 9/11 attacks occurred and could the attacks have been prevented under a different administration?
Former Congressman Lee Hamilton, who was vice chairman of the 9/11 Commission discusses this with Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson.
- Lee Hamilton, Democrat who represented Indiana's 9th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1965 to 1999. He was also vice chair of the 9/11 Commission.
This segment aired on October 19, 2015.