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* AP reports FBI/DOJ will soon close anthrax case; will evidence now be made available or will the FBI continue to keep its case hidden?

Posted by Lew Weinstein on July 26, 2009

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AP reports FBI/DOJ will soon close anthrax case;

will evidence now be made available

or will the FBI continue to keep its case hidden?


AP reports (7-26-09)

  • A year after government scientist Bruce Ivins killed himself while under investigation for the lethal anthrax letters of 2001, the Justice Department is on the verge of closing the long, costly and vexing case.
  • Several law enforcement officials told The Associated Press that the department had tentatively planned last week to close the case, but backed away from that decision after government lawyers said they needed more time to review the evidence and determine what further information can be made public without compromising grand jury secrecy or privacy laws.
  • For years, the FBI chased leads.
    • Authorities tried to build a case against biowarfare expert Steven Hatfill, but ultimately had to pay him a multimillion-dollar settlement.
    • Then, last year, they announced that the mystery had been solved, but the suspect was dead.
    • After Ivins’ suicide, FBI Director Robert Mueller said the investigation found Ivins was the culprit, and prosecutors said they were confident he acted alone. Officials insisted they were on the verge of indicting him and could have convicted him.
  • Rep. Rush Holt, whose New Jersey district is home to some of the stricken postal workers, said, “Most people
    Congressman Holt

    Congressman Holt

    affected — the families, the post office workers — will not feel there’s closure in this case, and the people of New Jersey will not be able to be confident that there isn’t still a murderer in their midst.”

    • Holt said the FBI built an “entirely circumstantial” case against Ivins.
    • “I watched as they went off on wild goose chases and then conveniently have a suspect who isn’t around to defend himself,” the New Jersey Democrat said.

read the entire article at … http://blog.taragana.com/n/us-on-verge-of-closing-anthrax-killings-investigation-dead-scientist-still-seen-as-culprit-121256/

LMW COMMENT …

FBI credibility, based on their own secretive and unexplainable actions, has reached so low a level that whatever they do, short of full sharing of all information, will not be believed.

Rep. Conyers calls for investigations, but he is so far sitting on the one he controls within his own House Judiciary Committee, that is, Rush Holt’s bill to establish an Anthrax Investigative Commission.

Pressure needs to be brought on Conyers to act.

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2 Responses to “* AP reports FBI/DOJ will soon close anthrax case; will evidence now be made available or will the FBI continue to keep its case hidden?”

  1. Anonymous scientist said

    This unbelievable situation is actually not too surprising if you look at all the information that has been gathered and posted on this blog in the last weeks. Closing the case means having to hand over the AFIP lab reports for one thing.

    I’m almost certain the DOJ is nervously waiting to view tonight’s National Geographic Special so they can re-spin their reports as required. It really depends on how much will get revealed tonight.

    This must be the lowest point in the FBI’s history since the days of Hoover and McCarthyism.

  2. DXer said

    From AP story:

    “In preparation for an announcement prosecutors had decided to close the “Amerithrax” case, investigators wrote a 110-page summary of their work, laying out the timeline of events over the past eight years, according to the officials speaking on condition of anonymity.

    That 110-page review was pared down to about 40 pages, and then a still-shorter version. Now it’s unclear if any of those documents will be released.”

    http://www.anthraxandalqaeda.com

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