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

Archive for November, 2011

* GAO: What rules govern the spoliation of documents by United States agencies? Do rules analogous to those applicable to civil litigation apply?

Posted by Lew Weinstein on November 30, 2011

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* Congress and the GAO should act to prevent the Department of Justice from destroying the depositions of Patricia Fellows and Mara Linscott – by subpoena if necessary

Posted by Lew Weinstein on November 30, 2011

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LMW COMMENT …

This is the most blatant in a long series of cover-ups

to prevent the American people and the Congress from knowing 

what happened in the anthrax attacks

and the subsequent failed FBI investigation.

It is pathetic and shameful!

Director Mueller and the FBI should be held to account for their behavior.

Director Mueller wins a battle, but he may still lose the war ... the FBI has charged a dead man without proof, and the Director must know it

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* Plaintiffs in the case of Stevens vs U.S. have agreed to shred the depositions of Patricia Fellows and Mara Linscott … LMW: it sure seems that this is “hush money” to keep important elements of the truth from the American people

Posted by Lew Weinstein on November 30, 2011

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Director Mueller wins a battle, but he may still lose the war ... the FBI has charged a dead man without proof, and the Director must know it

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LMW COMMENT … 

Readers of this blog know I have been furious about the FBI’s behavior ever since watching the August 2008 press conference where they asserted, with no physical evidence, no witnesses, and (it turns out) no science, that Bruce Ivins was the sole perpetrator of the anthrax attacks.

It was clear to me then that the FBI had not proven that Ivins was involved, let alone that he was the sole perpetrator.

  • Does the FBI have more evidence against Dr. Ivins they won’t show us?
  • Or have they not solved the case at all?
  • Or do they know who the perpetrators were (not Ivins) but for some reason won’t say?

Being a novelist, I wrote a novel, presenting what I (and others, including a respected representative of the U.S. Intelligence Community) thought was a plausible scenario of what might have happened. My novel CASE CLOSED has been published and is available in paperback and kindle formats on amazon.

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* buy CASE CLOSED at amazon *

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Here is the first scene from CASE CLOSED where I have the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)

begin a re-do of the FBI’s failed investigation

this is the opening scene of Lew Weinstein's novel CASE CLOSED

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* The FBI has failed to produce the emails from Bruce Ivins to Mara Linscott (e.g., dated 9/15/2001 and 9/26/2001) that have times that would confirm her statement that he would go to the B3 to use the internet; she would know – he was emailing her.

Posted by Lew Weinstein on November 30, 2011

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* The federal government has agreed to pay $2.5 million to the widow and children of the first person killed in the anthrax letter attacks of 2001 … How much of that is “hush money” to keep from the American people documents the FBI doesn’t want us to see?

Posted by Lew Weinstein on November 30, 2011

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Robert Stevens ... the first anthrax victim died in 2001

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Scott Shane writes in the NYT (11/29/11) …

  • The federal government has agreed to pay $2.5 million to the widow and children of the first person killed in the anthrax letter attacks of 2001, settling a lawsuit claiming that the Army did not adequately secure its supply of the deadly pathogen.

As part of the agreement, Justice Department lawyers are seeking

to have many documents that were uncovered in the litigation

kept under court seal or destroyed.

  • A Justice Department spokesman, Charles S. Miller, said he could not comment on why the government was trying to preserve the secrecy of documents beyond what was already in the public court file.
  • In a July filing in the civil case, Justice Department lawyers said Dr. Ivins “did not have the specialized equipment” in his lab to make the dry anthrax powder in the letters — appearing to contradict the department’s claims in the criminal case. Days later, the lawyers retracted the statement.

read the entire article at … http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/30/us/anthrax-victims-family-to-receive-2-5-million-in-settlement.html?_r=1&emc=tnt&tntemail1=y

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LMW COMMENT …

  • How much of the $2.5 million settlement is “hush money” to keep from the American people documents they have every right to see? 
  • What really happened in the anthrax attack and the subsequent investigation that is so sensitive it cannot be known?

Readers of this blog know I have been furious about the FBI’s behavior ever since watching the August 2008 press conference where they asserted, with no physical evidence, no witnesses, and (it turns out) no science, that Bruce Ivins was the sole perpetrator of the anthrax attacks.

It was clear to me then that the FBI had not proven that Ivins was involved, let alone that he was the sole perpetrator.

  • Does the FBI have more evidence against Dr. Ivins they won’t show us?
  • Or have they not solved the case at all?
  • Or do they know who the perpetrators were (not Ivins) but for some reason won’t say?

Being a novelist, I wrote a novel, presenting what I (and others, including a respected representative of the U.S. Intelligence Community) thought was a plausible scenario of what might have happened. My novel CASE CLOSED has been published and is available in paperback and kindle formats on amazon.

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* buy CASE CLOSED at amazon *

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Here is the first scene from CASE CLOSED (written in 2008), 

where I have the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)

begin a re-do of the FBI’s failed investigation

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this is the opening scene of Lew Weinstein's novel CASE CLOSED

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* November 28, 2011 Letter from FBI Director Robert Mueller: He Objected To The FBI Losing Jurisdiction Over Terrorists In the US In Favor Of Military

Posted by Lew Weinstein on November 29, 2011

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* On October 31, 2011, USAMRIID FOIA uploaded a notification to Bruce Ivins dated September 11, 2001 that his performance was assessed as Exceptional

Posted by Lew Weinstein on November 29, 2011

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Dr. Bruce Ivins

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* On November 15, 2011, USAMRIID uploaded this October 31, 2001 letter to Bruce Ivins from Antigenics

Posted by Lew Weinstein on November 29, 2011

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https://mrmc-www.army.mil/content/foia_reading_room/Miscellaneous/(redacted)_antigenics001.pdf

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*The DOJ Civil Division Notes That It Is Not In Genuine Dispute That After 2001, A Short-lived Two Person Rule (Implemented Early 2002) Prevented The Same Pattern Of Hours That AUSA Rachel Lieber Mistakenly Relied Upon As Proof Of Ivins’ Guilt

Posted by Lew Weinstein on November 28, 2011

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* After the 9/11 attacks, a short-lived two-person rule prevented the same hours in the B3 alone after December 2001 – why did AUSA Rachel Lieber not know that?

Posted by Lew Weinstein on November 27, 2011

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