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* DOJ now argues in court that the evidence against “anthrax weapons suspect” Ali Al-Timimi was derived from FISA and not NSA wiretaps

Posted by DXer on September 30, 2015


10 Responses to “* DOJ now argues in court that the evidence against “anthrax weapons suspect” Ali Al-Timimi was derived from FISA and not NSA wiretaps”

  1. DXer said

    DOJ agrees to allow ‘extraordinary’ access to FISA applications

    By Josh Delk – 04/06/18 08:33 PM EDT

    The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday agreed to allow additional access by the House Intelligence Committee to view four surveillance applications, calling it an “extraordinary accommodation.”

    The DOJ said in a letter to the committee that it will allow all members of both the House and Senate Intelligence committees private access to view the classified documents at the Justice Department, emphasizing “unique facts and circumstances.”

    The four Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications, which allowed the FBI to surveil former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, have come under immense scrutiny from GOP lawmakers who allege that the government used biased information in obtaining the FISA warrants.

    Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) earlier this week demanded the DOJ provide access to the FISA applications, as well as provide the original document that constituted the FBI’s basis for opening its counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia during the 2016 election.

    The DOJ in their response on Friday emphasized their “continuous production” of documents to the committee, promising to turn over another 1,000 pages of documents on Monday.

    The committee previously had access to the FISA materials, but the access was restricted to the chairman and ranking member or their designees. Nunes did not see the material, as he appointed committee member Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) to view it in his place.

    Based on that access, Republicans compiled a controversial memo released in February that alleged the DOJ had improperly gained the surveillance warrants using a dossier of unverified research partially funded by Democrats.

    Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee released a countermemo disputing those claims.

  2. DXer said

    Numerous FBI 302s were filed yesterday by the government in the US v. Al-TImimi case.

  3. DXer said

    Fourth Circuit Remands Al-Timimi Case In Light Of New Evidence

    August 4, 2015 jonathanturley Constitutional Law, Criminal law, Justice

    This afternoon, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit remanded the appeal of Ali Al-Timimi, the accused head of the so-called “Virginia Jihad” or “Virginia Paintball” case. The remand was based on evidence that was discovered by the defense after the appeal was filed. I am lead defense counsel for Dr. Al-Timimi and serve with co-counsel Thomas Huff and Allison Wood. We have long argued that the government has withheld evidence in the case.

    This case centers on allegations that Dr. Al-Timimi— a computational biologist employed in cancer research and a prominent Muslim scholar—made comments at a dinner shortly after 9-11 that allegedly inspired certain men in attendance to go forward with a plan to travel to a camp in Pakistan run by Lashkar-e-Taiba (LET), a group the United States would later designate as a terrorist organization. Under assorted theories of inchoate liability, Dr. Al-Timimi was charged with and convicted of 10 felonies. In a result that the district court described as “very draconian,” sentencing, he received a mandatory lifetime prison sentence.

    I previously secured a remand of this case after media reports disclosed the existence of secret surveillance programs conducted by the Government. From April 25, 2006 until May 21, 2014, Dr. Al-Timimi filed roughly two dozen motions seeking discovery of undisclosed evidence. Virtually all of these motions were denied. To establish such a basis, the defense sought evidence through NARA and other sources using the Freedom of Information Act and other means. After years of such attempts, the defense was able to obtain documents referring to earlier investigations involving Dr. Al-Timimi and other figures, like Anwar Aulaqi.

    Due to the ongoing litigation, I must remain circumspect about public comments on this case. Below are the filings leading to today’s remand.

    On behalf of Dr. Al-Timimi and the entire defense team, we are deeply appreciative to the Fourth Circuit and look forward to presenting this matter to Judge Brinkema in the United States District Court for Northern Virginia.

    Reply Memorandum

    Click to access reply-memorandum.pdf

    Motion for Remand

    Click to access motion-for-remand.pdf

  4. DXer said

    The day and minute that they knocked on Ali Al-Timimi’s townhouse on February 26, 2003, 100 agents came here and knocked on doors across the area. The agents from assembled agencies simultaneously interviewed 150 people.

    It was the anniversary of the first World Trade Center bombing.

    Published on Oct 16, 2013
    Release Date: November 6, 1998

    When a crowded city bus blows up in Brooklyn and a campaign of terror begins to make it’s bloody mark on the streets of New York, it’s up to FBI special agent Anthony “Hub” Hubbard (Denzel Washington) and U.S. Army General William Devereaux (Bruce Willis) to find out who’s responsible and put an end to the destruction. Together, they face explosive danger at every turn when they team up towage an all-out war against a ruthless band of terrorists.

  5. DXer said

    The phrase “anthrax weapons suspect” is defense counsel Turley’s phrase. I’ve never known the AUSA to use it.

  6. DXer said

    floor plan of suite at GMU’s Discovery Hall in 2001 with Ali Al-Timimi and leading anthrax scientists
    Posted by Lew Weinstein on February 7, 2010

    Catherine Herridge’s NEXT WAVE: Anwar Awlaki, Ali Al-Timimi and why FBI Agent Wade Ammerman wanted to allow Anwar Awlaki to meet with Ali Al-Timimi in October 2002
    Posted by Lew Weinstein on June 21, 2011

    Ayman Zawahiri, Anwar Awlaki, Anthrax, and Amerithrax: The Infiltration Of US Biodefense
    Posted by Lew Weinstein on April 12, 2011

  7. DXer said

    “911 imam” Anwar Awlaki spoke alongside “anthrax weapons suspect” Ali Al-Timimi in England in August 2001
    Posted by Lew Weinstein on August 2, 2012

    In Amerithrax, the leaker of the hyped Hatfill stories was the father of the lawyer who later represented “anthrax weapons suspect” Al-Timimi pro bono
    Posted by Lew Weinstein on April 3, 2010

    The head of the Amerithrax prosecution Daniel Seikaly pled the Fifth Amendment about leaking the hyped Hatfill stories that derailed the Amerithrax investigation for 7 years. His daughter later came to represent “anthrax weapons suspect” (to borrow defense counsel’s phrase) Ali Al-Timimi pro bono. GAO: Was an apparent conflict of interest avoided on the grounds that her representation began after her father left DOJ? Or was there a continuing appearance of a conflict of interest?
    Posted by Lew Weinstein on September 3, 2011

    While US government focuses on Anwar Al-Aulaqi, the media continues to overlook Aulaqi’s connection to fellow Falls Church imam, “anthrax weapons suspect” Ali Al-Timimi
    Posted by Lew Weinstein on May 25, 2010

    • DXer said


      Here is a new website about a murder in 1985. The wrong man spent 20 years in jail for this crime. As MHJ said to me this week about Amerithrax: time is on our side.

      Remember Kim Simon January 12, 1969 – September 18, 1985
      Kim Simon’s life was brutally taken from her on Wednesday, September 18, 1985.

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