* Tara O’Toole, the undersecretary for biosecurity at Homeland Security Department, says that the FBI did not establish that the anthrax came from USAMRIID but that it was merely the FBI’s “working hypothesis” and a “supposition”; she mentioned other active hypotheses.
Posted by Lew Weinstein on October 13, 2011
Tara O’Toole is the Undersecretary for Biosecurity at Homeland Security Department.
Toward at the end of a seminar (10/13/11) sponsored by the Center for American Progress, in response to a question about the dangers posed by proliferation of labs, O’Toole said that …
- the FBI has not proven that the mailed anthrax came from USAMRIID.
- She says that is “a working hypothesis.”
- She says that the NAS report is the place to go to get behind the FBI’s “supposition.”
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