* recent correspondence between Congressman Jerrold Nadler and the FBI reveals the FBI’s longstanding, continuing and apparently purposeful refusal to answer direct questions asked by the Congressman
Posted by Lew Weinstein on September 18, 2011
Chronology (2008-2011) in reverse order
- Congressman Nadler to FBI Director Mueller … Sept 13, 2011 (see letter below)
- noting that the FBI’s letter of August 9, 2011 has still failed to explain why their April 2009 answer to questions asked in November 2008 was incomplete
- noting that specific questions asked in May 2011 regarding additional samples were not answered in the FBI’s letter of August 9, 2011
- Letter from FBI Assistant Director, Laboratory Division to Congressman Nadler … August 9, 2011 (see letter below)
- Congressman Nadler to FBI Director Mueller … May 2011 …
- asking why the FBI’s April 2009 letter provided incomplete information in response to Nadler’s questions asked in November 2008
- asking specific new questions regarding the NAS report and whether certain additional samples were tested
- FBI letter to Congressman Nadler … April 2009 … providing incomplete information in response to questions asked by the Congressman in November 2008
- Questions first raised by Congressman Nadler … November 2008
- FBI press conference in August 2008 announcing that Dr. Bruce Ivins was the sole perpetrator of the 2001 anthrax attacks and that the case would soon be closed
Congressman Nadler to FBI Director Mueller … Sept 13, 2011
Letter from FBI Assistant Director, Laboratory Division
to Congressman Nadler … Aug 9, 2011
see also …
* Congressman Jerrold Nadler complains to FBI Director Robert Mueller that questions he first asked in September 2008 regarding silicon content in the anthrax in several of the 2001 attack letters were answered incorrectly … previous posts on this blog assert that the correct information may be very relevant to determining who the real perpetrator(s) of those attacks were
* the FBI’s answers to questions posed by members of the House Judiciary Committee in September 2008 as to certain aspects of the FBI’s investigation of the 2001 anthrax attacks are insulting and demeaning to the U.S. Congress and to the American people
LMW COMMENT …
The letters presented above show a longstanding, continuing, and apparently purposeful refusal of the FBI to answer clear, specific, and important questions asked by a United States Congressman in his official capacity.
The FBI doesn’t say the information they refuse to divulge is being withheld for security or any other reasons. They don’t say the FBI doesn’t know the answers. They simply do not answer the questions asked, some of which were asked almost three years ago.
It is my view that no member of the U.S. government has the right to treat a U.S. Congressman in the manner the FBI has treated Congressman Nadler.
Meanwhile, the anthrax attacks of 2001 have not been solved. After 10 years of the most expensive investigation in the FBI’s history, the American people do not know who committed those attacks. Maybe the FBI knows but isn’t saying, or maybe they don’t know either.
But in any case, the accusation of a dead man where there are no witnesses, no physical evidence, and no conclusive science, with nothing but an unsupported veneer of conjecture, should not be allowed to stand. The FBI’s case could never have achieved a conviction in court.
It is important that our country still doesn’t know who attacked us with anthrax in 2001.
It is important that the perpetrators are still out there, perhaps planning another attack.
And it is very important that the FBI respond fully and respectfully to Congressman Nadler, to the entire U.S. Congress and to the American people.