On June 3, a San Francisco attorney filed a $7 billion lawsuit against President Bush and other government officials for “allowing” the 911 terrorist attack to occur. In a class action suit, Attorney Stanley Hilton named ten defendants including Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and National Security Advisor Condoleeza Rice.

Hilton claims to represent the families of 14 victims and that 400 plaintiffs are involved nationwide. Hilton is a former aide to Senator Bob Dole. He told the San Francisco Examiner that “He has sources within the FBI, CIA, the National Security Agency and Naval intelligence” and demands “Bush’s impeachment.”

The suit claims that the Bush administration ignored intelligence information, refused to round up suspected and known terrorists prior to 911, and Hilton contends that the U.S. “government benefited from installing a puppet Afghan government friendly to U.S. oil interests.”