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

* Lawsuit Letter Demands That FBI Release Wrongly Withheld Anthrax Case Documents.

Posted by DXer on February 8, 2018

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181 Responses to “* Lawsuit Letter Demands That FBI Release Wrongly Withheld Anthrax Case Documents.”

  1. DXer said

    Judge to DOJ: Decide on charging Andrew McCabe by Nov. 15, or face release of FBI records
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/legal-issues/judge-to-doj-decide-on-charging-andrew-mccabe-by-nov-15-or-face-release-of-fbi-records/2019/10/01/3e169168-e3c4-11e9-a331-2df12d56a80b_story.html

    “I would send this message to those in positions of authority in the U.S. Attorney’s office and the Justice Department . . . that I will not condone further delay,” Walton said, according to a transcript of the unsealed portion of the hearing.

    Walton expressed “dismay” to Justice lawyers that the case “is just dragging too long,” adding: “You all have got to cut and make your decision. It’s not a hard decision, and I think it needs to be made. If it’s not made, I’m going to start ordering the release of information because I think our society, our public does have a right to know what’s going on.”

    The legal watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, or CREW, sued in July 2018 to enforce its FOIA request for all government records related to the FBI’s investigation into McCabe, a request CREW filed shortly after McCabe was fired on March 16, 2018.

    At Monday’s hearing in Washington, Anne L. Weismann, chief FOIA counsel for CREW, said McCabe’s lawsuit “reveals exactly what we had feared,” by alleging the inspector general kept exculpatory evidence from the FBI out of its report. She also cited reports that although Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen has decided to charge McCabe, a grand jury recalled last month to indict him left with no sign of an indictment being returned.

    Weismann, a Justice Department attorney from 1981 to 2002 and former supervisor of government records litigation, argued against allowing further delays based on what she said looks like some “mad effort to find some way to indict Mr. McCabe to appease the president,” adding, “it’s more critical than ever that the public have information. We need to be able to restore our faith in the law enforcement community, in the FBI.”

    Weismann appeared to strike a chord with Walton by saying: “We’re in dark times where there’s growing evidence that the president aided by the attorney general is using the power of his office to go after perceived political enemies. He’s going after the intelligence community. He’s going after the law enforcement community . . . ”

    “Going after the courts, too,” Walton interjected.

    “And he [Trump] is going after the courts, the press,” Weismann continued.

    “I totally appreciate what you just said and share many of the same concerns,” responded Walton, a former senior official in the D.C. U.S. attorney’s office and defense attorney.

    • DXer said

      Former Trump Exec Predicts Trump Will Resign Over Impeachment Threat ‘To Save Face’
      By Ken MeyerOct 7th, 2019, 8:13 am
      https://www.mediaite.com/trump/former-trump-exec-predicts-trump-will-resign-over-impeachment-threat-to-save-face/

      Comment: Regardless whether President Trump will resign (for whatever reason), Republicans should prepare for that contingency and develop an alternative possible candidate — one qualified for the office by reason of his or her experience and integrity.
      Mitt Romney, Nikki Haley, William Weld, Colin Powell… there are many candidates who are possible alternatives to Mr. Trump.

      I personally think that Mr. Trump is not suited to the Office of Presidency. Repeated bankruptcies in the casino and real estate business — and a strongly narcissistic personality — made him ill-suited to the office. Mr. Trump thinks name-calling serves as a substitute for moral leadership
      He has greatly lowered the bar.

      (But I do not think he will resign because then he risks being indicted.)

      Republicans risk damaging their brand in a long-lasting way if they don’t at least take some steps to preserve the future of the party.

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