CASE CLOSED … what really happened in the 2001 anthrax attacks?

* Congress not convinced by FBI’s anthrax case

Posted by Lew Weinstein on April 15, 2009

September 16, 2008 … FBI’s Mueller to Be Queried by House Panel About Evidence Against Researcher – Washington Post – By Carrie Johnson

The case relies on a patchwork of circumstantial and scientific evidence tracing anthrax spores back to a beaker in Ivins’s lab and a series of work logs, unusual e-mails and behavior patterns that Ivins exhibited. It adds up, officials argue, to a portrait of a man who had the know-how, motive and opportunity to pull off the largest biological attack in U.S. history … But the material and a series of private briefings by Justice Department and FBI officials have yet to convince a small but vocal group of lawmakers that the government has solved the case.

Last week, staff members for Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) pressed U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Taylor and two FBI officials to say when the anthrax case will be closed and why investigators had fixed on Ivins six months after notifying him in April 2007 that he was not a target. Investigators told congressional aides that they are still pursuing leads in the “Amerithrax” investigation, sources said.

 ”I just see so many loose ends in the case that I question whether the FBI is in the right frame of mind to bring this matter to the kind of closure that the public needs,” said Rep. Rush D. Holt (D-N.J.).

read the entire article at … http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/15/AR2008091502996.html


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