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Clinton Lawyers: Mohamed Atta Off-Limits
newsmax.com ^ | Friday, Aug. 12, 2005 11:14 a.m. EDT

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]


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: 911; abledanger; atta; clinton; doj; gorelickwall; hannity; talkradio; terror; transcript; x42
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1 posted on 08/12/2005 10:43:36 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch
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To: InvisibleChurch

2 posted on 08/12/2005 10:44:54 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (Mr. Chambers! Don't get on that ship! The rest of the book, "To Serve Man", it's... it's a cookbook!)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Something is very wrong somewhere.


3 posted on 08/12/2005 10:45:15 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Scratch a Liberal. Uncover a Fascist)
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To: InvisibleChurch

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.


4 posted on 08/12/2005 10:45:49 AM PDT by American Quilter
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To: InvisibleChurch

This has Clinton inadequancies written all over it!

I wanna know why the 9/11 commission did not interview GORELICK??? Why?


5 posted on 08/12/2005 10:46:47 AM PDT by Shaka
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

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?


6 posted on 08/12/2005 10:46:56 AM PDT by Tennessee_Bob ("Nac Mac Feegle! The Wee Free Men! Nae king! Nae quin! Nae laird! We willna be fooled again!")
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To: InvisibleChurch

Clinton didn't want him because he was going after the vast right wing conspiracy.


7 posted on 08/12/2005 10:47:03 AM PDT by GOPJ (A person who will lie for you, will lie against you.)
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To: Tennessee_Bob

i doubt that he would have told al... it would have been easier to slip the shrill in with an incompetent al


8 posted on 08/12/2005 10:48:56 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (Mr. Chambers! Don't get on that ship! The rest of the book, "To Serve Man", it's... it's a cookbook!)
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To: American Quilter

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.


9 posted on 08/12/2005 10:49:20 AM PDT by Cecily
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To: American Quilter

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?


11 posted on 08/12/2005 10:50:46 AM PDT by workerbee (A person's a person no matter how small)
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To: American Quilter
This is stunning news.

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.

12 posted on 08/12/2005 10:51:18 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: InvisibleChurch
(censored)!

The cover-up continues......

13 posted on 08/12/2005 10:52:01 AM PDT by Maigrey (There's a place in this world for all of God's creations ... right next to the mashed potatoes.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

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.


14 posted on 08/12/2005 10:53:20 AM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: Billthedrill

You probably already heard this but here's a FYI anyway.


15 posted on 08/12/2005 10:54:38 AM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (You can turn your head away from the Berg video and still hear Al Queda's calls to prayer.)
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To: workerbee

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.


16 posted on 08/12/2005 10:55:45 AM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: InvisibleChurch

bttt


17 posted on 08/12/2005 10:57:25 AM PDT by Pagey (Whether Hillary Clintons' attacks on America are a success or a failure depends upon YOU TOO!)
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To: InvisibleChurch

President Clinton dropped the ball on the al-Qaeda front many times. This is just one instance.


18 posted on 08/12/2005 10:57:29 AM PDT by george wythe
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To: Chevy Sales

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.


19 posted on 08/12/2005 11:00:06 AM PDT by hardworking (Save money on redecorating the White House - elect Hillary and maybe she'll bring the stuff back)
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To: American Quilter
I'll bet it'll either be ignored by the MSM

It already is. The story is burred on A9 in the NY Slimes today.

20 posted on 08/12/2005 11:00:35 AM PDT by mattdono ("Crush the democrats, drive them before you, and hear the lamentations of the scumbags" -Big Arnie)
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To: FlipWilson

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


21 posted on 08/12/2005 11:01:48 AM PDT by hardworking (Save money on redecorating the White House - elect Hillary and maybe she'll bring the stuff back)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Yes, it was the Clinton administration...

That was responsible for ALL THE DEATHS RELATED TO 9/11 UNTIL NOW! The man really hates America..


22 posted on 08/12/2005 11:02:21 AM PDT by BayouCoyote (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: FlipWilson
Well, I'm glad FOX covered it yesterday, anyway.

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.

23 posted on 08/12/2005 11:02:25 AM PDT by workerbee (A person's a person no matter how small)
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To: InvisibleChurch

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.


25 posted on 08/12/2005 11:05:19 AM PDT by Peach
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To: Tennessee_Bob

I like the way you think :)


26 posted on 08/12/2005 11:05:30 AM PDT by fuzzy122 (GBGB [God Bless George Bush] and Our Armed Forces!)
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To: Chevy Sales

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.


27 posted on 08/12/2005 11:08:16 AM PDT by hardworking (Save money on redecorating the White House - elect Hillary and maybe she'll bring the stuff back)
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To: InvisibleChurch
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."

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.

28 posted on 08/12/2005 11:10:33 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty
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To: Shaka

"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."


29 posted on 08/12/2005 11:11:08 AM PDT by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
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To: InvisibleChurch
The Clinton Legacy


31 posted on 08/12/2005 11:11:27 AM PDT by MamaLucci (Mutually assured destruction STILL keeps the Clinton administration criminals out of jail.)
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To: InvisibleChurch
Does anyone remember who was running in New York right around this time?

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.

32 posted on 08/12/2005 11:12:28 AM PDT by mattdono ("Crush the democrats, drive them before you, and hear the lamentations of the scumbags" -Big Arnie)
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To: Tennessee_Bob
Excellent thought!! I completely agree. Think of the 'body count' surrounding the Klintoonista's, and all the other 'highly questionable' BS. So, if you have a couple people in the Presidencey that will do anything for fame and fortune, add a Jamie Hindlick Gorelick aspiring to become US Attorney General (who also BTW sits on the Council for Foreign Relations), the DNC an other Lefties saying anything and doing whatever to 'win' whatever election; sprinkle that into the game of Capitol Hill cutthroat backstabbing politics, and well....kinda F'n hard not to come to such a conclusion? Would be like denying the existence of the sun, would it not?

"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.

33 posted on 08/12/2005 11:13:40 AM PDT by RSmithOpt (Liberalism: Highway to Hell)
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To: mattdono

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.


34 posted on 08/12/2005 11:14:05 AM PDT by krunkygirl
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To: InvisibleChurch

bttt


35 posted on 08/12/2005 11:14:08 AM PDT by tutstar (OurFlorida.true.ws)
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To: Nightshift

ping


36 posted on 08/12/2005 11:14:22 AM PDT by tutstar (OurFlorida.true.ws)
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To: InvisibleChurch

BTTT


37 posted on 08/12/2005 11:14:55 AM PDT by freeperfromnj
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To: InvisibleChurch
Clinton administration lawyers said of Atta:

"You can't even touch him - it doesn't matter what information you have."

38 posted on 08/12/2005 11:17:12 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Tennessee_Bob
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?

I could believe this could have happened.

39 posted on 08/12/2005 11:17:52 AM PDT by jslade ("If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried."(Seminole Cty, FL))
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To: InvisibleChurch

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??


40 posted on 08/12/2005 11:18:54 AM PDT by PISANO (We will not tire......We will not falter.......We will NOT FAIL!!! .........GW Bush [Oct 2001])
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To: Pearls Before Swine; All
Has anyone thought of the possible implications, more exactly, the extreme seriousness with "The Wall" memo and how it relates to our nuke info getting stolen? Not to mention China Gate and offshore political donations to the Dems in '96 and 2000?
41 posted on 08/12/2005 11:21:48 AM PDT by RSmithOpt (Liberalism: Highway to Hell)
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To: InvisibleChurch

We have always wondered what Sandy Burgler stuffed down his pants. I think it is pretty clear now what he was hiding and destroying.


42 posted on 08/12/2005 11:23:27 AM PDT by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: Shaka
"I wanna know why the 9/11 commission did not interview GORELICK??? Why?"

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.

43 posted on 08/12/2005 11:23:52 AM PDT by Eastbound
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To: FlipWilson
3) It was Jamie Goerelickmyass who put up that wall.

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".

44 posted on 08/12/2005 11:25:39 AM PDT by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: Phantom Lord
How about info directly related to TWA fight 800? Kerry even slipped on this one during his campaign and called it "the bombing of flight 800". I personally know 3 people on the south shore of Long Island that day that saw the missile track and they didn't talk to the FBI. One person was 10 mi out on a boat and said the 'streaker' came up off the water, then the explosion.

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.

45 posted on 08/12/2005 11:29:24 AM PDT by RSmithOpt (Liberalism: Highway to Hell)
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To: Eastbound

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!!!


46 posted on 08/12/2005 11:30:17 AM PDT by Shaka
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To: kcvl
Early reports tried to blame it on DOD attorneys, JAG types.
47 posted on 08/12/2005 11:31:31 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Conservatives look at Iraqi dual use chemicals and see WMDs. Liberals see tomato gardens.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

These decisions had catastrophic consequences, as we all know.


48 posted on 08/12/2005 11:32:06 AM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: Shaka

"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.


49 posted on 08/12/2005 11:35:10 AM PDT by SeaBiscuit (God Bless all who defend America and Friends, the rest can go to hell.)
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To: Cecily
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.

Too right. She should be in jail.

50 posted on 08/12/2005 11:50:42 AM PDT by American Quilter
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