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

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* Congressman Holt, what do you have to say about the GAO’s failure to say anything about the FBI’s investigation?

Posted by DXer on January 16, 2014

Congressman Holt is Dr. Bruce Ivins only chance for a deserved exoneration

Here are just a few of the many links to posts on this blog regarding the long-delayed GAO response to Congressman Holt’s request for a review of the FBI anthrax investigation …


3/2/2011 … * Congressman Holt: the FBI’s “botched investigation” must be reopened …

3/29/2011 … * “I wouldn’t want to be the lawyer taking this (the FBI case against Dr. Bruce Ivins) to court,” said U.S. Rep. Rush Holt …

3/30/2011 … * the GAO review of the FBI’s anthrax investigation has begun … a report is expected to be issued by September 30, 2011 …

9/18/2011 … * Congressman Rush Holt: The FBI repeatedly bungled the anthrax investigation … I have introduced legislation that would create a special committee to investigate the anthrax attacks …

7/20/2013 … * long-delayed GAO report, evaluating the FBI’s investigation of the 2001 anthrax attacks, expected in September 2013, may be issued “some time next year” …


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* Rep. Rush Holt is still trying to use the powers of government to review the FBI’s flawed investigation of the 2001 anthrax attacks.

Posted by DXer on April 27, 2013

Palm Beach Post, April 16, 2013:

“(the 2001) anthrax attacks took place at the U.S. Senate, in New York City and in Connecticut (and in Florida).

… And we still don’t know who did it.”


Rep. Rush Holt (D, NJ) served as Chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence from its start in 2007 until it was disbanded in 2010.  The Panel was charged with strengthening oversight of the intelligence community by ensuring that policymakers receive accurate assessments, civil liberties are safeguarded, and the intelligence community is protecting Americans at home and abroad.  Holt is also the Congressman who initiated the request for a GAO review of the FBI’s anthrax investigation, a review is is still ongoing.

Holt statement re ricin & anthrax - Apr 2013

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* It’s time for a report from the GAO on their review of the FBI’s investigation of the 2001 anthrax attacks … it is time for the Government Accountability Office to itself be accountable

Posted by DXer on February 26, 2013

GAO, FBI, Ivins

UPDATE 2/26/13

Another 3 months have passed. There is no GAO report. There is no indication as to when, or if, a report will ever be issued. This is a disgrace, which more and more looks like a cover-up. Who is afraid of the truth?


UPDATE 11/20/12

What we have now learned is that the GAO has apparently

not even started its investigation, more than a year

after they said it would likely be completed.

We’re trying to get a reaction and statement from Congressman Holt’s office.


The GAO began its review of the FBI’s investigation of the 2001 anthrax attacks in March 2011. At the time they said a report was expected in September 2011. We are now well past that deadline.

DXer believes the longer the GAO takes the better the job they will do. I disagree. I think the longer they take, the more interest will wane, and the more likely there will never be a report, and the whole matter will just fade away.

It is abundantly clear, from this blog and from many other sources, that the FBI’s assertion that Dr. Bruce Ivins was the sole perpetrator of the 2001 attacks, or even that he was involved in any way, is not proven by the evidence the FBI has issued in support of their allegations. The NAS, for instance, was clear that the scientific evidence the FBI said proved Ivins was the perpetrator did no such thing.

The crime is too serious, the current and future implications too dire, to simply leave the matter with a flawed FBI conclusion. America deserves better. It is time for GAO to speak, at the very least to issue a progress report, indicating what they have looked at, what remains to be reviewed, and when they think they will complete their task. 

In other words, it is time for the Government Accountability Office to itself be accountable.


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