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* Frederick News Post editorial calls for creation of Congressman Rush Holt’s Anthrax Investigation Commission

Posted by Lew Weinstein on July 31, 2009

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Frederick News Post editorial – 7/31/09

  • The FBI’s case against Ivins is almost wholly circumstantial. 
  • In March, Rep. Rush Holt, D-N.J., introduced the Anthrax Investigation Act in Congress. The bill would establish a national commission akin to the one created to study the 2001 terrorist attacks. Unfortunately, this bill remains stalled in Congress.
  • We urge our congressional representatives to support this legislation.

read the entire editorial at … http://mail.google.com/mail/#inbox/122cfea37b0369fe

LMW COMMENT …

One small correction … “The FBI’s case against Ivins is almost wholly circumstantial.” is not correct. The FBI’s case against Ivins is entirely circumstantial.

  • There are no witnesses who saw Dr. Ivins prepare the huge quantity of anthrax that would have been required (see prior post …  * 55 flasks of anthrax prep … now where can I hide these?)
  • no witnesses who saw Dr. ivins mail the letters in Princeton,
  • no physical evidence in Dr. Ivins’ home, car, clothes or anywhere else that ties him to the crime.

In the absence of real evidence, and in the certain knowledge that hundreds of people had access to the flask RMR-1029, for the FBI to assert that Dr. Ivins is the sole perpetrator is ludicrous on its face. That assertion is something the FBI cannot prove.

Senator Specter was right; the FBI would never get a conviction on what they had.

So what is the FBI up to?

First of all, the FBI is not stupid. They know as well as we do that their evidence is non-existent. They know full well that they could never prove there pitiful case in court. They avoided that problem by charging a dead man, so they would never have to testify in court, under oath, and subject to the sharp questions of a capable defense attorney.

It is the terrifying prospect that the FBI is purposely hiding the true perpetrators, or covering up some other dark secrets, that prompted me to write my novel CASE CLOSED, in which I present a fictional scenario to explain the FBI’s failure to solve the case.

If you care about the truth in the anthrax case, and the lack of truth in the FBI’s anthrax investigation, you will be challenged by the scenario I present in CASE CLOSED. You will, like many other readers, find my story “all too plausible” and it will terrify you to think that something like what I describe could very likely have occurred.

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* In addition to asking the Attorney General to act, Congressman Conyers should move Congressman Rush Holt’s bill to create an Anthrax Investigation Commission

Posted by Lew Weinstein on July 26, 2009

WHY did the FBI fail to solve the 2001 anthrax case?CASE CLOSED

WHO had the power to divert the FBI from the truth?

CASE CLOSED offers a fictional scenario that answers those questions

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Rep. Conyers

Rep. Conyers

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In addition to asking the Attorney General to act,

Congressman Conyers should move

Congressman Rush Holt’s bill

to create an Anthrax Investigation Commission

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AP reports (7-24-09) …

  • The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee on Friday urged Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a special counsel to examine potential abuses by former President Bush’s administration.
  • Rep.  John Conyers, D-Mich., said in a speech to the National Press Club that Holder ”must appoint a special counsel to review the Bush administration abuses of power and misconduct. A criminal probe — he’s got to do that.”
  • Conyers’ committee has sought an investigation of Bush administration moves criticized by Democrats, including its methods of interrogating foreign detainees, use of warrantless wiretaps, alleged retribution against critics, and allegations that officials intentionally misused intelligence.
  • He said the criminal probe should be accompanied by a ”9/11-type panel” to gather facts and make recommendations on preventing the misuse of power.
  • A Justice Department spokeswoman declined comment. Holder is considering whether to appoint a prosecutor to review the Bush administration’s methods of interrogating suspected terrorists.
  • President Obama has expressed reluctance to conduct a probe into alleged Bush-era abuses and resisted an effort by congressional Democrats to establish a ”truth commission,” saying the nation should be ”looking forward and not backwards.”

read the entire article at … http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009/07/24/us/politics/AP-US-Democrats-Bush.html?_r=1&scp=2&sq=conyers&st=cse

LMW COMMENT …

To Congressman Conyers’ list should be added the Anthrax Investigation Commission proposed by Congressman Rush Holt. The legislation which would create this Commission is currently held in Congressman Conyers’ own Judiciary Committee.

Why hasn’t Congressman Conyers advanced this legislation?

It is abundantly clear that the FBI’s case against Dr. Bruce Ivins is far from compelling, and it seems clear that Dr. Ivins could not have been the sole perpetrator of the anthrax attacks, if he was involved at all.

What is the FBI hiding?

Why did the FBI fail to solve the anthrax case?

Who benefitted from the failure to solve the case?

Who had the power to divert the FBI’s investigation?

I address these questions in my novel CASE CLOSED, which presents a fictional scenario to explain the FBI’s failure, a scenario which many readers find “all too plausible.”

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