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To: Republican_Strategist
http://www.angelfire.com/oh2/elevatorbrewing/houston37.htm

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Sources familiar with the case tell NEWSWEEK that FBI agents in Minneapolis seized Moussaoui’s computer in mid-August after officials at an Eagan, Minn., flight school tipped them off that the 33-year-old French citizen was acting suspiciously. Moussaoui had sought training only in making turns—not take-offs and landings—and specifically asked about flying over New York air space, officials said.

But, while Moussaoui himself was placed in detention on minor immigration charges on August 17, agents in Minneapolis were never given approval by Justice Department officials in Washington to open up the hard drive on the suspect’s computer. The Minneapolis agents sought approval to do so—and to take other investigative steps aimed at Moussaoui—in early September under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), officials said. This came after a FBI “trace”—a request for information from friendly foreign governments—yielded a report from French intelligence that Moussaoui had been associated with members of an Algerian terrorist group and may have traveled to Afghanistan.

The information in bold type means all requirements of FISA had been met for a warrant

7 posted on 05/16/2002 7:00:46 PM PDT by honway
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To: honway
Since the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) was passed in 1978, only two search warrant requests have been denied, Moussaoui's and one other.
8 posted on 05/16/2002 7:04:21 PM PDT by honway
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To: honway
"Sources familiar with the case tell NEWSWEEK that FBI agents in Minneapolis seized Moussaoui’s computer in mid-August after officials at an Eagan, Minn., flight school tipped them off that the 33-year-old French citizen was acting suspiciously."

I asked about the search warrant that you said had been denied, but apparently your own source contradicts that statement.
9 posted on 05/16/2002 7:04:30 PM PDT by Republican_Strategist
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To: honway
...Moussaoui had been associated with members of an Algerian terrorist group...
Sept.11: WHO KNEW WHEN AND WHAT? (Timeline)
Aides: Bush Knew of Hijacking Threat Before Sept 11
Algerian terrorists? Moussaoui? Some real top notch analysts we've got...
23 posted on 05/17/2002 5:00:39 AM PDT by philman_36
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