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* Paul Gordon reacts to Paul Kemp’s speech … if the FBI could do this to Dr. Bruce Ivins, they can do it to any of us

Posted by DXer on June 9, 2011

has the FBI told the whole truth about their case against Dr. Ivins?

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Paul Gordon writes for gazette.net (6/8/11) …

  • Paul Kemp, Ivins’ attorney, claimed the evidence the FBI relied on to impugn the Fort Detrick researcher at USAMRIID “their smoking gun” is nothing more than “smoke and mirrors.”
  • This member of Frederick Rotary Club listened to the attorney’s story on June 1, and had a sick feeling … 

any one of us could face the same intrusion

into our family and personal affairs.

We could be accused on the basis of inconclusive facts

and be hounded publicly and so badly

that we become emotionally crushed.

  • Kemp believes had Ivins gone to trial, he would not have been convicted.

read the entire article at … http://www.gazette.net/article/20110609/OPINION/706099792/1033/a-treasure-trove-of-information-about-amerithrax&template=gazette

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LMW COMMENT … 

For me, the important part of this speaking event by Dr. Ivins’ attorney Paul Kemp was the reaction of former Frederick, Maryland Mayor Paul Gordon, who was in the audience.

  • The FBI hounded Dr. Bruce Ivins, but only after he had committed suicide did the FBI assert, in their August 8, 2008 press conference, that Ivins was the sole perpetrator.
  • The FBI’s “case” against Ivins is incredibly weak: no physical evidence, no witnesses, an impossible timeline (to get to Princeton to mail the letters), and science that so far surely proves nothing.
  • Since their August 2008 announcement, the FBI has withheld information doggedly. But as pieces of information dribble out, such as the recently released lab notebook pages, the FBI case gets even weaker.

It is embarrrassing as a nation to see this happen, and it is easy to understand Paul Gordon’s reaction as he squirmed in the audience, realizing that if the FBI could do this to Dr. Ivins, they could do it to any of us.

Somebody, we are hoping the GAO in their currently ongoing review of the FBI investigation, needs to make the FBI stand up and admit they blew it. Only then can the investigation be re-opened with the chance that the real perpetrators will be identified. Meanwhile, whoever they are, they are still out there, perhaps planning another attack.

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