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

* Dr. Ivins estimated that 15 days of after-hours observation would take 30 hours, which is 2 hours a day ; DOJ’s claim Dr. Ivins’ had no reason to be in the B3 after hours was false

Posted by Lew Weinstein on May 11, 2014

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2 Responses to “* Dr. Ivins estimated that 15 days of after-hours observation would take 30 hours, which is 2 hours a day ; DOJ’s claim Dr. Ivins’ had no reason to be in the B3 after hours was false”

  1. DXer said

    Among Dr. Ivins’ emails are estimates of time involved in things like spore production and small animal experiments. So do the entries on September 14, 15 and 18, for example, in Notebook 4282 reflect such work that week before the first mailing? How is it moral for the FBI to premise its theory on the claim that Ivins had no reason to be in the lab and simultaneously intentionally withhold the contemporaneous notes that may show why he was in the lab?

    That violates the “open book” policy underlying FOIA. It is important that FBI officials know and are guided by such rules.

    In Amerithrax, the FBI official who announced the Ivins Theory resigned the next year for not complying the rules of such “open book” rules.

    Persichini resigns as head of FBI’s Washington office
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/08/AR2009120804409.html

    By Carrie Johnson
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Wednesday, December 9, 2009

    The FBI official in charge of the bureau’s Washington field office attended his retirement party Tuesday. In the background is an investigation alleging that he violated rules while taking an open-book exam this fall, according to two sources familiar with the episode.

  2. DXer said

    Dr. Ivins elsewhere has said that most animals die within 10 days. That is what is reflected by his hours in October 2001 — after the challenge at the beginning of October.

    In October 2001, the animal experiment involving night checks involved rabbits. In late September 2001, the experiment involved mice.

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