Skip to comments.Obama Obstructs Oversight of FBI in Anthrax Case
Posted on 03/24/2010 10:18:20 AM PDT by AIM Freeper
Despite bipartisan congressional support for examining the FBI's gross mishandling of the post-9/11 anthrax attacks, President Barack Obama is telling Congress that he doesn't want the agency to be scrutinized and held accountable.
Dr. Steven Hatfill, one of the innocent victims of the FBI investigation, is preparing to go public with his account of how the Department of Justice (DOJ) violated his rights and tried to ruin his career and reputation. He will be the subject of a forthcoming Atlantic magazine article and will be sitting down for an interview by the NBC "Today Show's" Matt Lauer. The DOJ paid Hatfill $6 million in damages after finally admitting that he was not involved in the anthrax attacks that killed five people.
Hatfill is adamant that justice has not been done because the formerly high-ranking officials who lied to the press about him and violated his rights have not been held accountable for their crimes.
Conservative "hero" John Ashcroft, then the Attorney General, had publicly labeled Hatfill a "person of interest" in the case. The lives of Hatfill and his friends and associates were turned upside down as the FBI unleashed dozens of agents and spent tens of millions of dollars in a fruitless effort to link Hatfill to the crime.
Expert observers of the controversial case, known officially as "Amerithrax," also believe the FBI failed to seriously consider the role of foreign terrorist organizations and their sponsors in the anthrax mailings.
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“President Barack Obama is telling Congress that he doesn’t want the agency to be scrutinized and held accountable.”
Mr. Transparency doesn’t want anyone nosing around the agency...hmmmmmmmmm.
Nifongism still infects our government.
And how long did the supposed scientist hold onto the anthrax just to be able to "blame" it on some Islamic jihadists in the wake of a major domestic attack?
The gubmint expects me to believe all that? After they already tried to close the case blaming a different scientist?
Hatfill is in many ways an automatically-guilty figure for this administration, having worked with—gasp!—the apartheid government of South Africa. They see no reason to exonerate him of anything.