The New York Times has obtained a selection of emails sent inside the White House during 9/11

The Bush library has released White House emails sent on Sept. 11, 2001. The New York Times received the emails after filing an open-records request. Although they did not release all the emails (citing national security as a reason), the emails still give you an inside look at the atmosphere inside the White House during the terrorist attacks. 

While that day will always be ingrained in our memories, these emails give us a look beyond the photos and videos that are most commonly seen. See all the emails obtained by The New York Times here.

8:56 a.m. “Turn on CNN.” Tucker Eskew, director of the White House media affairs office, emails three colleagues.

9:09 a.m. “9:30 Budget Meeting Cancelled.” Tracey Schmitt, a White House aide, notifies various colleagues.

9:20 a.m. “Today is Pearl Harbor.” Mary Matalin, the counselor to Vice President Dick Cheney, receives this from David Horowitz, a conservative writer.

9:23 a.m. “Strength to You.” Joshua B. Bolten, a deputy chief of staff, receives this from Dan Price, a colleague.

12:13 p.m. “Are you safe? Hard to fathom what’s going on today. Hope you and [sic] safe and sound.” Clay Johnson, the president’s longtime friend and now White House aide, receives this from his sister, Ellen.

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