Skip to comments.ARLEN SPECTER & ABLE DANGER (Arlen's letter to FBI)
Posted on 08/25/2005 8:49:25 PM PDT by hipaatwo
Honorable Robert Mueller Director Federal Bureau of Investigation 935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D. C. 20535-0001
Dear Director Mueller,
It has been reported in the news media and directly to my staff that Army Lt. Colonel Anthony Shaffer was the operations officer for a secret military program referred to as Able Danger. The mission of Able Danger was to use a sophisticated data mining program in conjunction with more traditional military intelligence methods to identify and track al Qaida terrorists oversees.
In connection with this mission, Shaffer reports that he and his associates discovered the names and U.S. locations of three of the four 9-11 pilots a year prior to 9-11. Because the suspected al Qaida terrorists were located in the U.S., Shaffer reports that he made repeated requests of Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) officials to schedule a meeting with FBI officials in order to present this intelligence to the FBI for further investigation. Shaffer further contacted FBI agent Xanthig Mangum and asked her to schedule such a meeting within FBI. Shaffer states that he made this request both verbally and by email to Agent Mangum. Shaffer claims that the DIA decided not to share this information with the FBI on the advice of legal counsel and that certain meetings that had been scheduled on this issue were cancelled as a result.
This is an official request that your office provide to the Judiciary Committee all information and documents it has in connection with Able Danger, Lt. Colonel Anthony Shaffer, Captain Scott Phillipot or any other persons having any connections with Project Able Danger, including, but not limited to, email communication, notes, phone message slips, memos or any other supporting documentation.
I would appreciate it if you would provide Agent Mangum for an interview with my staff at your earliest convenience. Also, please provide information concerning any and all requests made to the FBI by any other entity, agency, branch or commission in connection with Agent Mangum, Lt Colonel Shaffer, Project Able Danger or any related matters, including, but not limited to, requests for interviews or documents.
Thank you for your attention to this important question about cross agency information sharing.
Thanks for posting. Interesting.
Hard to believe this is for real -- and not just another KANGAROO COURT like the 9/11 Commission was...
A nice Letter...but how about a nice Subpoena! You see, a nice letter is just that, a nice letter. If they do not comply, there is no law broken, and Specter knows this!
What a sham!
seems to me our friend Arlen is a little too interested in how we COLLECT the information and not on why it wasn't SHARED.
Somebody must go down for letting this happen to us, like
jamie gorlick,or mister pink tie tenet.
Will the "magic bullet" be deployed to shoot down Able Danger?
Under the auspices of Scottish law, of course...
WHO, in the end, made the call and then the decision; to have Gorelick serve on this Commission.
Who called Sandy Berger and needed a 'favor'. . .
And is there a 'collective' stonewall. . .or just a few self-ordained Demrats from the Commision 'calling the shots'.
Thanks for the post.
The FBI will cooperate.
Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters
FBI AGENT XANTHIG MAGNUM..... (who's this?)
They will burn.
I'd still like to know who the source was for the National Geographic 9/11 special when they mentioned that Atta was identified just like Col Shaffer has been saying he was.
Yeah. I'm sure Mr. Magic Bullet will finally hold Washington accountable for the deaths of 3000 Americans. I'm sure Arlen will make it perfectly clear as to why Able Danger was kept out of the loop even after 3000 people were incinerated.
Sure. Whatever. Mr. Magic Bullet is going to work his magic again.
"try" = "true"
I understand that ole Sen Specter is promoting a new "single plane" theory for 9/11, and is looking for "evidence".. /sarc off/
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