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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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