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

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* and then there were three … Congressman Nadler joins Holt and Bartlett in calling for Congressional review of the failed FBI anthrax investigation … waiting for Senators Grassley and Specter

Posted by Lew Weinstein on March 4, 2010

 

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Congressmen Bartlett, Holt & Nadler

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and then there were three …

Congressman Nadler joins Holt and Bartlett

in calling for Congressional review

of the failed FBI anthrax investigation

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Senators Grassley & Specter

now where are Senators Charles Grassley and Arlen Specter,

who have in the past expressed strong doubts

about the FBI’s case against Dr. Bruce Ivins

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Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, reiterated his call for an independent investigation into the 2001 anthrax attacks which killed five people and sickened 17.

He issued the following statement:

  • “Despite the FBI’s assertion that the case of the anthrax attacks is closed, there are still many troubling questions.
  • For example, in a 2008 Judiciary Committee hearing, I asked FBI Director Robert Mueller whether Bruce Ivins was capable of producing the weaponized anthrax that was used in the attacks.
  • To this day, it is still far from clear that Mr. Ivins had either the know-how or access to the equipment needed to produce the material.
  • Because the FBI has not sufficiently answered such questions, I join Congressman Holt in urging an independent investigation of the case.”

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* Congressmen ask specific questions regarding the seriously flawed and unsupported FBI conclusion that Dr. Bruce Ivins is the anthrax killer

Posted by Lew Weinstein on March 4, 2010

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The New York Times says the FBI’s anthrax case has “too many loose ends.” Find out where some of those looses ends might have originated in my novel CASE CLOSED. Sure it’s fiction, but many readers, including a highly respected member of the U.S. Intelligence Community, think my premise is actually “quite plausible.”

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Congressmen ask specific questions

regarding the seriously flawed and unsupported FBI conclusion

that Dr. Bruce Ivins is the anthrax killer

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LMW COMMENT … for more questions that should be asked

see related post …

* Questions arising from a readingof the Summary of the FBI Investigation of Dr. Bruce E. Ivins

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* from DXer … Attorney Jonathan Turley regarding his client Al-Timini … is this the kind of connection it is critical for the Holt/Bartlett House committee to investigate?

Posted by Lew Weinstein on February 27, 2010

graphic from DXer

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When I read about the FBI/DOJ press conference in August 2008, I was so upset by the lack of any real evidence against Dr. Ivins that, over the next 45 days, I wrote my novel to explain why  the FBI had failed to solve the anthrax murders. CASE CLOSED is of course a fiction, but it has been described by many readers, including one respected member of the U.S. Intelligence Community, as a quite plausible scenario .

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* U.S. House Seeks Further Review Of Anthrax Attacks … link to Congressman Holt video

Posted by Lew Weinstein on February 26, 2010

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U.S. House Seeks Further Review Of Anthrax Attacks

Congressmen Bartlett & Holt

Congressman Holt … “The FBI botched this case from the very beginning, and now they have arbitrarily closed the investigation because they are sure they have their man – just as they were sure they had their first man, who they had to pay $6 million for false arrest,” Holt said. “Yet, there are too many questions that the victims’ families, law enforcement, and the general public deserve answered. This amendment would helpanswer one of those questions. Given that samples of the strain of anthrax that was used in the attacks may have been supplied to foreign laboratories, it is important to examine whether or not evidence of a potential foreign connection to the attacks was overlooked, ignored, or simply not passed along to the FBI.

Congressman Bartlett …  “His colleagues say that he would not have done it,” said Bartlett, who complained that Fort Detrick officials have refused to let him speak with scientists who work there.

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AP reports …

  • The House of Representatives is seeking further review of the 2001 anthrax mailings that killed five people.
  • House members approved an amendment to an intelligence authorization bill Thursday that would require the government to look for credible evidence of foreign involvement in the attacks that killed five people and sickened 17 others.
  • The action comes six days after the FBI closed its investigation by concluding Army scientist Bruce Ivins was the sole perpetrator of the attacks.
  • The amendment was offered by New Jersey Democrat Rush Holt, from whose state the letters were mailed, and Maryland Republican Roscoe Bartlett. Maryland is home to Fort Detrick, the Army installation where Ivins worked before he killed himself in 2008.
  • Both congressmen have expressed doubts about the FBI’s conclusions.

see Congressman Holt video …

http://article.wn.com/view/2010/02/26/Holder_Gates_Raise_Constitutional_Concerns_About_Terror_Tria/


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