Skip to comments.Clinton Lawyers: Mohamed Atta Off-Limits
Posted on 08/12/2005 10:43:36 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch
Friday, Aug. 12, 2005 11:14 a.m. EDT Clinton Lawyers: Mohamed Atta Off-Limits
A year before the 9/11 attacks, Clinton administration lawyers told a group of military intelligence officers that information they had developed on 9/11 ringleader Mohamed Atta could not be shared with the FBI, saying of Atta himself: "You can't even touch him - it doesn't matter what information you have."
Rep. Curt Weldon, who helped develop the military intelligence group code-named "Able Danger," delivered the bombshell revelation in an interview Thursday with WABC Radio host Sean Hannity.
WELDON: In September of 2000 we tried on three occasions to take the information we had developed and pass it along to the FBI so they could follow up and take action against this [al-Qaida] cell and perhaps bring in Atta and question him and do whatever else was necessary. Three times we were turned down by lawyers in the administration.
HANNITY: We're talking about lawyers in the Clinton administration?
WELDON: Yes, it was the Clinton administration. Lawyers said there were two reasons why you can't do that. And they even put stickies over the face of Mohamed Atta on this chart they had. They said: "He's here legally. He's either got a green card or he's got a visa. So you can't even touch him - it doesn't matter what information you have." [END OF EXCERPT]
Moments later, Weldon said he was determined to find out who it was who ultimately gave the order to protect the lead 9/11 hijacker.
WELDON: The American people need to have answers. They need to have answers about who made the decision to stop our military intelligence from sharing information with the FBI, and how high up the ladder that went.
Did it stop at DoD? Or was the Justice Department involved in that decision? Or was the White House involved in that decision? [END OF EXCERPT]
Something is very wrong somewhere.
This is stunning news. I'll bet it'll either be ignored by the MSM, or that Curt Weldon will be libeled by them. Thank goodness for the conservative media.
This has Clinton inadequancies written all over it!
I wanna know why the 9/11 commission did not interview GORELICK??? Why?
You reckon Bill left a time bomb behind? If Al won, he'd hand him the keys to defuse it, and if W won, he'd just leave it in place?
Clinton didn't want him because he was going after the vast right wing conspiracy.
i doubt that he would have told al... it would have been easier to slip the shrill in with an incompetent al
More Klintoon (that includes the Hildabeest) incompetence. I will truly despair of this country if the voters let that witch back into the White House. She should not even be in the Senate.
None of this is even on FOX's website. And of the 1/2% of the country that's even aware of what happened, how many give a damn?
It is so stunning it is hard to believe. Its hard enough to understand Gorelick's Chinese wall policy, but you can chalk that up to blind politics. Specific protection of an individual when there is known intelligence is just unbelievable. Was Atta that outstanding, or was he just one of a number being protected under this misguided principle?
I can even understand them covering up now, but stonewalling the FBI while Clinton was in office? It doesn't make sense--what if the plot had taken place a year earlier, before the election? That wouldn't have helped the Dems.
The cover-up continues......
Watching Kristin Notsobreitweiser squirm last night on Hardboiled as David Gregory tried to pretend he wasn't a partisan hack was amusing, to say the least. The MSM is really having a hard time burying this one. Why? Because this one is very simple.
1) There was specific information as to who Atta was and who he worked for.
2) There was a wall that kept the information from being shared.
3) It was Jamie Goerelickmyass who put up that wall.
You probably already heard this but here's a FYI anyway.
It was on Fox's web site yesterday and they covered it, AGAIN, on Fox and Friends. It was also in the NY Times. It was discussed on Harboiled and the denials and defenses of the 9/11 commission were hysterical, to say the least. Stay tuned, this ain't going away.
President Clinton dropped the ball on the al-Qaeda front many times. This is just one instance.
the look on Clinton's face has NEVER been duplicated....to re see that video would show ya all something very bad was up...very bad.
Interesting because I too remember seeing a brief, candid video of the Clintons that has never left my memory, only this one was focussed on Hillary. I sure wish those video clips could be found, because, as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. I'll never forget it.
It already is. The story is burred on A9 in the NY Slimes today.
this ain't going away
I sure hope the guy pursuing this has bodyguards 24/7 because his life expectancy just got a whole lot shorter now that he's in the cross-hairs of the Clintoneestas
Yes, it was the Clinton administration...
That was responsible for ALL THE DEATHS RELATED TO 9/11 UNTIL NOW! The man really hates America..
this ain't going away.
Everything these criminals have done and continue to do, goes away. '08 looms and the Dems and their presstitute enablers will allow nothing to stand in the way of the Shebeast.
This is such pure, unadulterated baloney.
The information the operatives from Able Danger found was from open sources and they should have been permitted to talk with the FBI since they didn't obtain their information through the methods outlined in The Wall memo.
Clinton absolutely didn't want to deal with jihadists in our own country and did everything he could to deflect attention away from them.
He is the indirect cause of 9/11.
I like the way you think :)
trust me if a Freeper finds that video
Believe me, I believe what you are saying. I too wish the video I saw could be located.
May I suggest that you put as much specific info as possible on FR - date, time, network - anything you can remember and maybe someone can find it. It's pretty amazing what people in cyberspace can do, as witness the Rathergate matter. Good luck.
This smells like someone was getting a payoff, and if so, it is TREASON and a capital crime!
I want to know who the names of the lawyers that made those statements.
"I wanna know why the 9/11 commission did not interview GORELICK??? Why?"
They didn't want to!! I heard (I think on Rush's show) that the Republicans picked half of the commission members and the RATs picked the other half. The RATs picked GORE-LICKER precisely because they didn't want her to be in the position to have to testify and either tell the truth (fat chance) or perjure herself. The RATs were afraid of what might come out to hurt their precious Bubba's "legacy."
Does anyone remember that a big deal being made, at the time, about some pardons that were granted (or that were up to be granted) at the time?
If I recall correctly, that was the one and only Hildebeast.
Isn't it entirely conceivable that the Clinton administration didn't want to taint the Hildebeast's run in NY by being branded "anti-immigration"?
I'm just asking the question.
"Nothing to see hear....just bend over and then move along."
I've seen it coming since Slick took the office in '92. Told my wife this country has lost it's mind to elect the SOB. "IF people only really knew more about him." Slick's a most brilliant politician, just not much in the character department. That's why I put the "F'n" in the above comment....please forgive.
This is the kind of story that hugh hewitt would be all over, non-stop----BUT, he is on vacation...
I am shocked that I am not seeing more discussion/reaction on Laura Ingraham, Rush, et al.
They are talking about it but almost tangentially (I admit I only caught the tail end of what Rush was saying just a bit ago--maybe he went longer and deeper into it?!) I'm hearing tons of talk about the NARAL ad and Cindy Sheehan. Laura did have a phone interview with Rep. Weldon this a.m. but then almost no follow-up or callers with comments...I am baffled.
I agree with Michael Savage--this should be ALL that anyone is discussing and researching to see precisely where it leads.
"You can't even touch him - it doesn't matter what information you have."
I could believe this could have happened.
Hold On now..........it doesn't matter who gave the order to let Atta skate.....the buck stops at 1600 Pennsylvania my friends, does it NOT??
We have always wondered what Sandy Burgler stuffed down his pants. I think it is pretty clear now what he was hiding and destroying.
Because they were continually on the defensive and didn't realize they've been had. It was not an investigating committee. It was a strike force against the administration and the pubbies didn't have the smarts to realize it or the balls to go on the offensive.
Libs, in a race to defend Gorelick and her place on the commission are saying the wall was not the Gorelick Wall, but the Reno Wall. Reno is going to be an attempted scapegoat. And when questioned about it, you can bet her answer will be "I can not comment on an ongoing investigation".
He and his wife decided not to speak up as to see how it all played out. He's ex-SF and knows what he's talking about.
Well, hopefully this will be re-ignited for the truth to come out. Gorelick has to be smelling the gathering stench of her actions being revealed.
I wanna know the truth!!!
These decisions had catastrophic consequences, as we all know.
"I wanna know the truth!!!'
And how about the victims of 9/11's family!
Incredible how much the Clinton administration has damaged America. And to think his witch wants to run for president! Damn, they both should be in jail.
Too right. She should be in jail.