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

* Holt & Grassley: The FBI’s refusal to brief Congress on this matter is unprecedented and inexcusable (2006)

Posted by DXer on May 9, 2009

Senator Grassley and Congressman Holt and other members of Congress have had questions about the FBI anthrax investigation. Here’s an article from December 12, 2006 …

Senator Chuck Grassley and Congressman Rush Holt today sent a letter to the Attorney General asking for a briefing on the Amerithrax case.  The letter was signed by 33 members of Congress.

“Were seeing more and more agencies thwart the Constitutional responsibility of Congress.  Unfortunately, the FBI’s refusal to provide briefings to Congress following the 2001 anthrax attacks appears to be the rule rather than the exception,” Grassley said. 

“In one of the most important terrorism investigations ever undertaken by the FBI, it is unbelievable to me that members of Congress, some who were targets of the anthrax attacks, haven’t been briefed for years.”

“The FBI’s refusal to brief Congress on this matter is unprecedented and inexcusable,” said Rep. Holt.  “All Americans deserve to know why this five-year investigation has made so little progress.”

The letter comes on the heels of two other attempts by Grassley and Holt to get information about the FBI’s handling of the five-year-old Amerithrax investigation.  In response to their previous requests, the Justice Department and the FBI announced a blanket policy against all Congressional briefings on the matter.

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