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

* In a long withheld and recently produced email to Mara Linscott, Ivins discusses work with Ames in Building 1412 (not 1425) and how they might have to someday do challenges of hundreds of rabbits for Bioport.

Posted by Lew Weinstein on January 19, 2018



One Response to “* In a long withheld and recently produced email to Mara Linscott, Ivins discusses work with Ames in Building 1412 (not 1425) and how they might have to someday do challenges of hundreds of rabbits for Bioport.”

  1. DXer said

    By way of some background, USAMRMC’s John Peterson is Sandra’s supervisor. As the production of emails took years, I regularly would call up or email John Peterson and jawbone him about the unacceptable delay. In time, he explained that a large group of DOJ/FBI officials had to review each batch to see if they wanted any pulled. Sometimes a single small batch would take a couple of months. So eventually –after months of my nagging and the threat that his sister would not invite him to Upstate New York to Thanksgiving ever again — he put the FBI on a 2 week deadline. He would send them out and then release them to me, absent objection over particular emals, after two weeks. It was only when they officially closed the case that they lost jurisdiction.

    But the problem is that the emails that were culled were never restored — they were never uploaded to the Electronic Reading Room. I’ve pointed to September 15, 2001, September 21, 2001 and September 26, 2001 emails as especially critical to understanding what Ivins was doing in the lab. The FBI has tried to hide the fact that he was in the lab working on the small animal experiments — but these emails might be a better source of evidence than some agent’s speculative theory.

    Numerous emails that were culled provide the context — and allow you test — the FBI’s “cotton candy” Ivins Theory. For example, judge for yourself. What did Ivins ACTUALLY say about the Yankees. (And yes, it is silly that is relevant but it in fact was a big part of the FBI’s claimed evidence.)

    Now you can see for yourself whether the emails were produced. The emails that were produced are online at the USAMRMC Electronic Reading Room. But after a decade of trying to get the relevant emails produced, all I want is the name and attorneys fees to imposed on the FBI for its stubborn withholding, even after suit was filed. I want the name of the emails that interfered with FOIA and pulled these emails from production while giving the emails to their friend, Dave Willman, who agreed to spin their theory — and I long ago asked the Army’s John Peterson to preserve the evidence. Because there was always going to be a reckoning for the FBI’s withholding of evidence of exculpatory evidence — which has been confirmed by the former lead Amerithrax investigator Richard Lambert.

    Although Dillon and I have bore down on the September and October 2001 emails, consider who at the FBI pulled the following Linscott emails while having their interpretation and spin of the emails serve as the foundation for the psychiatric tap dance that was centered on the part-times addiction counselor who thought she was controlled by alien who had implanted a microchip in her butt: I submit that emails that were culled by the FBI from production include April 3, 2000 email, June 27, 2000, June 29, 2000, July 7, 2000, July 23, 2000, July 30, 2000, August 12, 2000, August 14, 2000, and August 23, 2000. At the same time, the FBI gave them to the author doing their bidding. And so any claimed exemption is frivolous and FBI needs to pay Dillon’s attorneys fees. (His attorney is former DOJ and expert on FOIA issues).

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