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

* In describing the visit by the non-citizen Egyptian male to work with the virulent Ames in the B3 with Ivins, Fellows and Linscott, Ivins reports that the scientist’s name was spelled wrong on the electronic USAMRIID foreign visiting scientist record

Posted by DXer on May 14, 2014

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6 Responses to “* In describing the visit by the non-citizen Egyptian male to work with the virulent Ames in the B3 with Ivins, Fellows and Linscott, Ivins reports that the scientist’s name was spelled wrong on the electronic USAMRIID foreign visiting scientist record”

  1. DXer said

    In Amerithrax, in connection with access to the genetically matching Ames strain, I don’t know who spelled the name of the visiting scientist incorrectly (according to the FBI 302). In contrast, in the indictment unveiled yesterday of Giuliani’s associates, the indictment reportedly alleges that the individual intentionally spelled his own name wrong. (Fruman strikes me as an unusual name that might often be mistakenly recorded as Furman). President Trump says he hopes Mr. Giuliani won’t be indicted.

    “In May 2018, the men separately gave $325,000 to the primary pro-Trump super PAC, America First Action, through the LLC Global Energy Producers, according to the indictment and FEC records. The way they structured that donation was meant “to evade the reporting requirements” in federal law, prosecutors alleged. The indictment also alleges that Mr. Fruman intentionally misspelled his name to further evade FEC scrutiny.”

    Two Giuliani Associates Who Helped Him on Ukraine Charged With Campaign-Finance Violations
    Prosecutors say Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman were part of a conspiracy to funnel foreign money into U.S. elections

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/two-foreign-born-men-who-helped-giuliani-on-ukraine-arrested-on-campaign-finance-charges-11570714188

    John Dowd, a former lawyer for Mr. Trump who now represents Messrs. Parnas and Fruman, didn’t respond to a request for comment. Mr. Dowd has previously told Congress that the two men were assisting Mr. Giuliani “in connection with his representation of President Trump.”

    Messrs. Parnas and Fruman have assisted Mr. Giuliani’s effort to investigate Mr. Biden’s son that is now at the center of an impeachment inquiry being conducted by House Democrats.

    “I don’t know those gentlemen,” Mr. Trump said Thursday when asked about the new charges, adding he hadn’t discussed them with Mr. Giuliani, a former New York City mayor who is serving as Mr. Trump’s private lawyer.

    However, Messrs. Parnas and Fruman had dinner with Mr. Trump at the White House in early May 2018, shortly before they donated to the pro-Trump super PAC, according to since-deleted Facebook posts captured in a report published by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, a nonprofit U.S.-based media organization.

    Mr. Trump also said he hoped Mr. Giuliani wouldn’t be indicted.

    ***

    Their political giving—aimed at Republicans—was funded in part by an unnamed Russian donor, the indictment alleges. Federal law bans foreigners from contributing to U.S. elections. A limited liability company created by the men was used to disguise the source of some of the money, the indictment alleges.

    ***

    In May 2018, the men separately gave $325,000 to the primary pro-Trump super PAC, America First Action, through the LLC Global Energy Producers, according to the indictment and FEC records. The way they structured that donation was meant “to evade the reporting requirements” in federal law, prosecutors alleged. The indictment also alleges that Mr. Fruman intentionally misspelled his name to further evade FEC scrutiny.

  2. DXer said

    Military’s Deadly Germ Lab Shut Down Due to Sloppy Work, Leaky Equipment

    George Dvorsky
    Tuesday 12:06pm
    https://gizmodo.com/militarys-deadly-germ-lab-shut-down-due-to-sloppy-work-1836999279

    The Federal Select Agent Program oversees the possession, use and transfer of biological select agents and toxins, which have the potential to pose a severe threat to public, animal or plant health or to animal or plant products,” according to the CDC’s corresponding website. Normally, the USAMRIID is authorized to handle these super-dangerous “select agents,” of which the CDC currently identifies 67, including SARS, botulinum, anthrax, and ricin.

  3. DXer said

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/press-briefing-national-biodefense-strategy-091818/

    Q You mentioned that the anthrax attacks of 17 years ago was indeed a domestic one done at a National Research Laboratory here by a scientist there.

    It would seem to me that that is the single greatest potential threat. And also, coupled with that, is the fact that we have so many scientists from malign states who do university work in this country. What kind of scrutiny are those scientists given by the government?

    SECRETARY AZAR: So, as you may know, there are different tiers of biological research facilities all the way up to what’s called biosecurity level 4, the most contained for the most dangerous select agents that we operate on. And that lab safety and control is something that at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention out of Atlanta, that’s part of my department, we regulate and focus on lab security there.

    So that’s actually a key part of the strategy. It’s good that you mentioned that — is the lab security here in the United States. There are a fair number of labs. We need to keep that. All of the great research that we do to advance biomedicine, and also even to prepare for countermeasures, has its opposite side, which is the threat potential. Exactly what you mentioned.

    So that involves having to do background checks on individuals who may be touching select agents. There’s a whole regulatory regime — it’s called the Select Agent Regulation that CDC has — that controls the use transport of these more dangerous components that could be used in biological weapons.

    Anthrax, Al Qaeda and Ayman Zawahiri: The Infiltration of US Biodefense
    https://www.amerithrax.wordpress.com

  4. DXer said

    In his recent book, former FBI Agent Scott Decker explains first meeting Bruce Ivins and Pat Fellows:

    “”As we shook, he introduced himself with a deep voice. “Hi, I’m Bruce Ivins. This is Pat Fellows, my assistant and coworker. I asked her to join us. She’s the expert on growing anthrax spores,. This is her office, too. Our technician uses that desk near the door, but she’s not here today. What can we do for you?”

    ***

    Fellows took a seat beside her desk and began to explain their process for making anthrax spores. She first explained that the clogging problem is also alleviated by growing the bacteria in liquid broth instead of on plates of solid agar.” (p. 109)

  5. DXer said

    In light of Dr. Scott Stanley’s nearly daily presence at USAMRIID for long periods, he would have been the one to follow up on this lead of a non-citizen from Egypt — whose friends were recruited into jihad by Dr. Ayman Zawahiri at Cairo Medical. Did he?

    Anthrax, Al Qaeda and Ayman Zawahiri: The Infiltration of US Biodefense
    http://www.amerihrax.wordpress.com

  6. DXer said

    Who conducted this interview? Who was the FBI Special Agent. Did Agent Anne Colbert or Rick Lambert conduct this interview as I believe they did the March 31, 2005 interview?

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