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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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To: Pagey

Well, I found that July 18th 1996 Video on C-Span

Way to go! Is there some way you can alert me when you post to FR? I'll keep my eyes open for it. Thanks!


61 posted on 08/12/2005 1:25:08 PM 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: Pagey
If you need a place to put that video for the world to see, I'll be honored to put it on my 0cents.com site.

I have unlimited bandwidth!

62 posted on 08/12/2005 1:30:22 PM PDT by Seeking the truth (0cents.com - Freep Stuff & Pajama Patrol Stuff)
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To: Shaka
Yes, the truth will out, I'm sure. Hopefully, enough of it at least to nail the lid shut on the hopes of 'Hillarious Hillery.'

I nominate the moniker for another doublet for 'Old Maid'. Ranks right up there with 'Meano Reno' and 'Gorilla Gorelick.'

64 posted on 08/12/2005 2:18:42 PM PDT by Eastbound
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To: InvisibleChurch

The word "treason" isn't really adequate to describe the KKKlintons, Janet Reno, maddog Albright, Wesley Clarke, Jamie Gorelick et. al. We need to have a witchcraft trial, and burn all those lunatics at the stake.


65 posted on 08/12/2005 2:22:13 PM PDT by tamalejoe
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To: BayouCoyote

We, AMERICA, will pay for the next 100 years for Klintoon!!!--The pres elected by less than 1/2 of the less than 1/2 that voted....Dang that Perot guy I admit I voted for!


66 posted on 08/12/2005 2:34:32 PM PDT by litehaus
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To: Shaka

She was on the committee.


67 posted on 08/12/2005 4:57:06 PM PDT by Lone Red Ranger (FD/TRODPINT)
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To: Shaka

"This has Clinton inadequancies written all over it!"

Yep. No thought given to the dangers of not sharing information.


68 posted on 08/12/2005 5:05:08 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: Pearls Before Swine

"I can even understand them covering up now, but stonewalling the FBI while Clinton was in office?"

True, it looks as though the FBI didn't know who Atta was or where Atta was. That was the effect of not getting information from the Defense Department.


69 posted on 08/12/2005 5:11:14 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: kcvl
"You can't even touch him - it doesn't matter what information you have."

???? What kind of protection could Atta possibly have "earned?" He apparently had friends in very HIGH places & I don't mean Allah. Was he connected to OK City bombing? Some sort of American operative gone bad?

I don't get it.

70 posted on 08/12/2005 5:12:07 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Maybe someone can explain it to me. Even if he had a visa, green card or whatever, so what? Why oh why, if intelligence suggested a threat from a non-citizen did that make him untouchable?

Is there a true legal reason or was it simply not to upset the Muslim community?


71 posted on 08/12/2005 5:19:15 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Chevy Sales

If someone finds the video, ping me please!


72 posted on 08/12/2005 5:22:15 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Pagey; Seeking the truth

http://www.cnn.com/US/9607/18/sights.and.sounds/index2.html

Scroll to the bottom. Is that the link?


73 posted on 08/12/2005 5:25:10 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: PISANO

This information was apparently known a year prior to 9/11. Was this vital information not passed on to President Bush after his election in 2000? If not, why not? If it was, did Bush pursue it in the 10 months he was in office before 9/11?


74 posted on 08/12/2005 5:28:33 PM PDT by maxter
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Okay tin foil or not.... You have to ask the question..." why were they so specific that they couldnt touch this guy specifically." It does not make rational sense unless they knew of him personally. I mean why cover his face if he was a every day schmoe? I hear a very definite...uh oh.....in my head.

heavy duty foil....
Was this attack planned ( or known by clinton) before the election a year before in order to extend clintons time in office due to a marshall law order?


75 posted on 08/12/2005 5:31:01 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: Cecily
More Klintoon (that includes the Hildabeest) incompetence

I disagree. It was corruption, on a criminal level, plain and simple. The incompetence was a side dish, not the main course.

76 posted on 08/12/2005 5:32:24 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s......you weren't really there.)
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To: Chevy Sales

Enormous implications. Hill must be tearing her hair out.


77 posted on 08/12/2005 5:33:31 PM PDT by hershey
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To: InvisibleChurch

Mohamed Atta or his associates must have been blackmailing Clinton. Same with the Chinese. As long as they didn't do anything while he was president, he was going to leave them alone. Same with OBL; or he would have grabbed him when Sudan offered to turn OBL over to the USA.

Who said character doesn't count?


78 posted on 08/12/2005 5:34:36 PM PDT by connectthedots
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To: The Sons of Liberty

WAS GORELICK IN THE ROOM AT THIS MEETING?!!!


79 posted on 08/12/2005 5:35:35 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: FlipWilson

Seems to be embargoed again on O'really. He ain't touchin' it.


80 posted on 08/12/2005 5:38:31 PM PDT by johnb838 (Able Danger. Able Danger. ABLE DANGER!!!!!)
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