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Government Withholds Fort Hood Report
myfoxorlando ^ | 20 Nov 2010 | NewsCore

Posted on 11/21/2010 3:42:22 PM PST by smokingfrog

A key intelligence report that could aid accused Fort Hood shooter Major Nidal Hasan's defense was being withheld by the Obama administration, Fox News Channel reported late Friday.

The letter, dated Oct. 19, was sent by the general counsel for the national intelligence director -- the nation’s top intelligence official -- to the chief army prosecutor, Col. Michael Mulligan. It stated that the intelligence review requested by President Obama immediately after the shooting last year “is not reasonably available.”

Robert S. Litt, general counsel for Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper, cited “highly classified, compartmented and sensitive information originating with a number of different executive branch agencies” as justification for withholding the document on the shooting, which left 13 dead and more than 30 injured.

In what could be a slight to the defense, the letter stated that a review of the material would be complicated, and the DNI letter strongly hinted it would never be produced for Hasan’s defense.

“The document you requested is an interagency joint response," the letter said. "Accordingly, we cannot produce the document [if ever] until after a detailed and time-consuming interagency coordination and consultation regarding the report and the underlying highly sensitive information it contains."

John Galligan, Hasan's defense attorney, said he requested the White House intelligence report nearly a year ago, and it is only now that he was officially told the information would not be available.

Despite repeated requests, Galligan said other documents were also being blocked, including the full accountability review of Hasan’s supervisors at Walter Reed and all the emails exchanged between Hasan and radical Islamic cleric Anwar al Awlaki.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 14murdered; 14not13dead; forthood; forthoodmassacre; fthood; fthoodshooting; hasan; jihad; jihadinamerica; majornidalhasan; murderer; nidalhasan; terrorism; terrorisminamerica; terrorist; terroristattack
Sounds like some CYA is goin' on.
1 posted on 11/21/2010 3:42:25 PM PST by smokingfrog
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To: Nachum

Ping


2 posted on 11/21/2010 3:43:29 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (*)
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To: smokingfrog

It will muddy the water but Hasan won’t walk. Couldn’t resist.


3 posted on 11/21/2010 3:47:21 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: smokingfrog
How could any report "aid" Hassan?

He shot dozens of unarmed people.

What more do we need to know?

4 posted on 11/21/2010 3:47:21 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The people who hate Sarah Palin hate her because they know that her Presidency is inevitable.)
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To: smokingfrog

“””John Galligan, Hasan’s defense attorney, said he requested the White House intelligence report nearly a year ago, and it is only now that he was officially told the information would not be available.”””

He found out there is no intelligence coming from the White House? We already knew that.


5 posted on 11/21/2010 3:47:21 PM PST by shelterguy
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To: smokingfrog

Plausible mistrial, denial of rights violation. Dismissal of charges. All unintentional they’ll tell you!


6 posted on 11/21/2010 3:51:05 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:31 Behold, I am against you, O you most proud, said the Lord God of hosts.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; ExTexasRedhead; blackie; LucyT
How could any report "aid" Hassan?
He shot dozens of unarmed people.
What more do we need to know?

Potentially that the words "muslim", islam" or" jihad" are likely no where within the report.

7 posted on 11/21/2010 3:56:12 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Pujleese! He ALLEGEDLY shot dozens of people. He is alledgedly paralyzed and Alah will provide 28 alledged virgins!

SARC OFF

8 posted on 11/21/2010 3:56:49 PM PST by Young Werther ("Quae cum ita sunt" Since these things are so!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Was he a c.i.a. operative?
Did anyone know of his beliefs and pass on it?
Was someone leading him like they did the Oklahoma city bomber?
You know the usual stuff maybe?


9 posted on 11/21/2010 3:57:19 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) The more I see and know Obammy the more I think he's an a-hole.)
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To: smokingfrog; TigersEye

The report will likely show that Hassan was a known risk, and that despite the protestation of senior military officials, the president instructed them to leave Hassan alone and allow him to continue his devolution towards terrorism, which culminated in the mass shooting.

This report is being witheld to protect the so called president and his ideological pro-muslim, historic justice
policy. In Obama’s mind , if the 15 soldiers were shot by Hassan, then they provided historic justice for wrongs America allegedly has previously committed against the Muslim world.This IS Obama fascism.Why are they trying to hide that from America??

This means that Obama needs to be removed from office IMMEDIATELY.

Demand his resignation NOW!Impeach him NOW!


11 posted on 11/21/2010 3:59:33 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_ipthe_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: smokingfrog

Big time CYA. Something is very damaging for the White Hut, so damaging that they have to go to such lengths. Everyone knows the monster was muslim and on a jihad so this silly muslim pc crap isn’t what they’re afraid of. Every day there’s more and more red flags with this administration.


12 posted on 11/21/2010 4:00:44 PM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: smokingfrog

Big time CYA. Something is very damaging for the White Hut, so damaging that they have to go to such lengths. Everyone knows the monster was muslim and on a jihad so this silly muslim pc crap isn’t what they’re afraid of. Every day there’s more and more red flags with this administration.


13 posted on 11/21/2010 4:00:44 PM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: MamaDearest

You’ve nailed it MD!!


14 posted on 11/21/2010 4:03:51 PM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: JimSEA
"It will muddy the water but Hasan won’t walk.

Sadly, that may be all he needs to save his miserable life. The military has proven time and time again that it does a pathetic job prosecuting capital cases. Witness the ZERO executions since the DP was constitutionally reinstated.

There's not a damn thing in this report that could exculpate this degenerate. But, his defense knows that they'll never get their hands on it, so they make a discovery issue out of it. They aren't looking for an acquittal, they're looking for life.

Personally, I hope someone chokes the guy with his own colostomy bag and saves the government the millions for his trial, and the millions more for his time at the Castle, but that's just me

15 posted on 11/21/2010 4:04:55 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: smokingfrog

I am sure uh bummer isn’t with holding it to make his brother’s trial harder, cya must be right..


16 posted on 11/21/2010 4:05:29 PM PST by aces
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To: smokingfrog
Just people in the Obama Regime running interference for the Washington Post.

Their multiple Pulitzer Prize winning reporter, Dana Priest, and her team UNDOUBTEDLY conducted extensive interviews with Hassan ~ and NOBODY wants the public to find out what it was he said to them!

17 posted on 11/21/2010 4:09:02 PM PST by muawiyah (GIT OUT THE WAY ~ REPUBLICANS COMIN' THROUGH)
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To: smokingfrog
I'm smelling more “not guiltys” based upon disallowing incriminating evidence that would surely warrant a “guilty on all counts” and death penalty.
18 posted on 11/21/2010 4:13:25 PM PST by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: zerosix
I'm betting there is more to the story that Hasan was connected to the Obama campaign. Don't be surpriosed if there WAS a communication to Obama prior to the murders by this piece of cr** Muzzie.
19 posted on 11/21/2010 4:19:46 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: OldDeckHand

“The military has proven time and time again that it does a pathetic job prosecuting capital cases.”

In this case, ODH, the Army may easily punt to the State of Texas. They can take care of him, pronto rather than later.


20 posted on 11/21/2010 4:23:50 PM PST by battlecry
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To: Candor7
...and the DNI letter strongly hinted it would never be produced for Hasan’s defense.

Parsing that out it says "we are trying to reassure the public that Hassan won't get to use it but we're leaving the back door open so that he can when no one is looking." Of course bringing up the report and saying that "it could be used in Hassan's defense" means that they are handing his defense a reason to call for a mistrial or otherwise scuttle the prosecution.

0bama is one sneaky SOB.

"Civilian trials for terrorists are the greatest thing since the evening call to prayer." - 0 ba ma /s

21 posted on 11/21/2010 4:26:28 PM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: battlecry
...the Army may easily punt to the State of Texas. They can take care of him, pronto rather than later.

Can they do that? If so, find me a good ol' Texas hangin' judge. (Shouldn't be too hard.)

22 posted on 11/21/2010 4:34:00 PM PST by smokingfrog (Because you don't live near a bakery doesn't mean you have to go without cheesecake.)
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To: Sacajaweau
Didn't know that fact. I probably heard something regarding him "volunteering" or something to that effect but a "part of his campaign?"

What was he, another "community disorganizer?"

23 posted on 11/21/2010 4:43:49 PM PST by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: smokingfrog

Is Eric “The Coward” Holder acting as defense attorney...again.


24 posted on 11/21/2010 4:49:20 PM PST by SERKIT (TSA-Form 2 Lines: Irradiation or Humiliation)
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To: TigersEye

Yes, Hassan will lve on the lap of luxury with a life sentence, with possible parole once he is “rehabilitated.” I wish the military police officers had given him a coup de grace on location, which would have been quite justified in the circumstances.


25 posted on 11/21/2010 5:32:13 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_ipthe_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: battlecry
"In this case, ODH, the Army may easily punt to the State of Texas."

I would not at all be surprised to see this happen, at least for the civilians (I believe there were 4 or 5 civilians). Even if things go really well, Hasan wouldn't be executed in the military system for another 20-years. Texas could do it a week from next Thursday.

26 posted on 11/21/2010 5:40:13 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: Candor7
I wish the military police officers had given him a coup de grace on location, which would have been quite justified in the circumstances.

Something for all Americans to keep in mind whenever confronted by these Koranimals in the act of jihad. Or anyone else that is trying to kill you for that matter. If the situation is clear don't give them a second chance to mess with you on the street or in the courts.

27 posted on 11/21/2010 5:52:18 PM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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