Skip to comments.House Chairman Charges FBI With Stonewalling Awlaki Probe
Posted on 10/06/2011 4:32:54 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
Neither the FBI nor the Justice Department has provided documents or witnesses for an official congressional investigation launched by the House Homeland Security Committee into the American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed in a CIA-led mission last Friday, Fox News has learned.
The congressional investigation -- opened in May -- questioned whether the cleric's contacts with three of the five hijackers on American Airlines Flight 77, which crashed into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, were coincidental or part of the terror plot's development.
The House Homeland Security Committee, led by Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., is also seeking to learn more about the FBI's contacts with the cleric before and after Sept. 11. For instance, in October 2002, an FBI agent told customs agents at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York to let the cleric go from federal detention even though there was an active warrant for Awlaki's arrest
An investigation by Fox News' Special Unit entitled "The American Terrorist" showed the Awlaki arrest warrant and the decision to release him from federal custody was likely withheld from the Sept. 11 commission that was convened to review how the Sept. 11 attacks occurred and how to prevent future attacks.
During a hearing before the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday, King demanded answers from FBI Director Robert Mueller.
"Do I have any reason to believe that we're not going to get the information ... involving the FBI's dealings with al-Awlaki and the Justice Department dealings with al-Awlaki?" he asked. "No and I, quite obviously, I'd go back and check and see what has happened in response to that letter," Mueller said, adding, that the bureau would return a response to King.
King also questioned the cleric's stint as a guest speaker at the Pentagon in February 2002...
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You can bet that they will claim some sort of Executive Privelege, or National Security Reasons for their coverup.
Glad some one is asking questions.
It must be difficult to stay on top of every development this administration causes for investigation. At least you get to see where the rats try and hide if nothing else.
I'm pretty sure that's part of their strategy. Sling it so fast no one can catch it all.