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

* FOIA Requestor Ken Dillon exercises due diligence in letter to FBI’s David Hardy about FBI’s destruction of evidence relating to Fall 2001 anthrax mailings

Posted by Lew Weinstein on December 26, 2016

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6 Responses to “* FOIA Requestor Ken Dillon exercises due diligence in letter to FBI’s David Hardy about FBI’s destruction of evidence relating to Fall 2001 anthrax mailings”

  1. DXer said

    If he comes to take over biodefense reins, Mike Pence should have fired the people responsible for withholding Notebook 4282.

  2. DXer said

    The FBI provably has both these emails and Notebook 4282 — but a long while from now I expect the FBI will write Dr. Dillon and say they cannot find them. If the FBI cannot find the Notebook that its agents notes explain have an entries from the period of mailing, why does anyone expect that the FBI would be able to find a terrorist?

    In happier news, the FBI has a cool new MOST WANTED APP, which is something I have long encouraged.

  3. DXer said

    It does not appear to me that the FBI is an efficient organization that takes the rule of law (e.g., FOIA) seriously. The President-Elect should bring in efficiency-minded people into the government.

    FBI quietly decides all FOIA requests over 50 pages are “complex”
    https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2017/jan/11/fbi-complex/

    Even with this new definition, Bureau says that its average processing time for “simple” cases is 181 days

    Just six months ago, I reported that the FBI had quietly changed their FOIA processing queues without alerting anyone or updating their website. And now, once again, the Bureau has changed their standards for FOIA processing – before a request had to be 2,500 pages or more to be classified as large or complex. Now, without any announcement or update to the Bureau’s website, the number’s down to 51 pages.

    According to the FBI’s website as of publication, a request still has to be 951 pages or more to qualify as large or complex.

    ***

    Even with this new definition, the FBI says that its average processing time for “simple” cases of 50 pages or less is 181 days – or slightly more than thirteen times the statutory limit. For complex cases, it’s 659 days – nearly fifty times what’s allowed by law.

  4. DXer said

    The DOJ/FBI not only shredded Patricia Fellows and Mara Linscott’s civil depositionsFN/ — but destroyed and/or withhold the Fellows and Linscott emails and the Notebook 4282 with the notation on the date of mailing.

    Pat and Mara worked alongside the former Zawahiri associate in the B3 with Bruce Ivins.

    Is the new Administration going to allow the history of the anthrax mailings to be written — by getting people on the same page — or not?

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

    FN/

    Plaintiffs in the case of Stevens vs U.S. have agreed to shred the depositions of Patricia Fellows and Mara Linscott
    https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2011/11/30/in-exchange-for-the-2-5-million-plaintiffs-have-agreed-to-shred-the-deposition-of-patricia-fellows-and-mara-linscott-nice-work-if-you-can-get-it-lmw-it-sure-seems-that-this-is-hush-money/

    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
    https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2011/11/30/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/

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