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Obama Staffer Signed 'Truther' Doc

Already described as a radical figure by many conservative commentators, President Barack Obama's green-jobs czar, Van Jones, signed a petition for 911Truth.org in 2004 demanding an investigation into how the Bush administration may have “deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war,” The Washington Times reports. Jones released a statement saying the petition does not express his views, though he didn't explain why he signed it. The discovery will fuel criticism from pundits like Glenn Beck, who has already alleged Jones is a communist. The statement Jones signed asked 12 questions about supposed discrepancies in the handling of the 9/11 investigation. "Why did the Bush administration cover up the fact that the head of the Pakistani intelligence agency was in Washington the week of 9/11 and reportedly had $100,000 wired to Mohammed Atta, considered the ringleader of the hijackers?" one question read. Jones’ name appears alongside other prominent signatories, such as Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA).