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  • Oklahoma City, TWA Flight 800, and the Gorelick connection

    04/16/2004 2:29:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 204 replies · 3,936+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 4-16-04 | Jack Cashill
    As a last question to former FBI head Louis Freeh, 9-11 Commissioner John Lehman asked whether Freeh was familiar with the information Jayna Davis has gathered for her new book, "The Third Terrorist." Davis, a former Oklahoma City newswoman, makes a powerful case that Terry Nichols had conspired with convicted World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Yousef in the Philippines and that Timothy McVeigh had received direct aid in the construction and delivery of the bomb from, among others, likely Iraqi agent, Hussain Al-Hussaini, the alleged John Doe #2. This was an excellent question. Lehman, however, addressed it to the wrong...
  • Levin: Declassify The Other Gorelick Memo

    04/16/2004 9:17:43 AM PDT · by kattracks · 141 replies · 456+ views ^ | 4/16/04 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    The next shoe to drop in the Gorelick-gate scandal may be a still-classified report on the Millennium bomb plot that faults Gorelick's "wall" of separation between prosecutors and intelligence gatherers for nearly blowing the Millennium Bomb Plot probe. Writing in National Review Online, Landmark Legal Foundation President Mark Levin notes that the Commission is sitting on a damaging post-Millennium-Plot report that chronicles the impact of Gorelick's terrorist-friendly directive, which Attorney General John Ashcroft alluded to on during his Wednesday testimony. Dubbed the Millennium After Action Review by the Clinton National Security Council, Ashcroft said the report chronicles how al...

    04/16/2004 1:08:45 AM PDT · by kattracks · 272 replies · 2,331+ views
    New York Post ^ | 4/16/04 | BRIAN BLOMQUIST
    <p>April 16, 2004 -- WASHINGTON - New questions surfaced yesterday about 9/11 commissioner Jamie Gorelick's potential conflicts of interest after it was revealed she was more deeply involved in anti-terror efforts than has previously been known. Records obtained by The Post show that Gorelick, while serving in a top job at the Justice Department, met every two weeks with George Tenet, then the No. 2 official at the CIA, and headed then-Attorney General Janet Reno's national-security team.</p>
  • CIA Warned of Attacks As Early As '95

    04/15/2004 8:54:32 PM PDT · by MamaLucci · 35 replies · 270+ views
    My Way News ^ | 04-15-04 | JOHN SOLOMON
    CIA Warned of Attacks As Early As '95 WASHINGTON (AP) - The CIA warned as early as 1995 that Islamic extremists were likely to attack U.S. aviation, Washington landmarks or Wall Street and by 1997 had identified Osama bin Laden as an emerging threat on U.S. soil, a senior intelligence official said Thursday. The official took the rare step of disclosing information in the closely held National Intelligence Estimate for those two years to counter criticisms in a staff report released Wednesday by the independent commission examining pre-Sept. 11 intelligence failures. That staff report accused the CIA of failing to...
  • Kean Interest

    04/15/2004 9:38:58 PM PDT · by hope · 76 replies · 259+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 4.16.04 | By The Prowler
    Print Article         Close Window     Kean Interest By Published 4/16/2004 12:07:59 AM According to a Republican staffer on the 9/11 commission, growing public and pundit outrage over commissioner Jamie Gorelick's failure to disclose the existence of a Justice Department memo, had chairman Gov. Tom Kean asking Gorelick yesterday morning if she would think about stepping aside. "The word is she was asked whether she might consider it and she flat out shut him down," said the staffer. "We're in an extremely difficult spot on this." Gorelick's conflict of interest came to light on Tuesday afternoon, when a newly...
  • WASHINGTON — The panel probing the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks is defending Jamie Gorelick

    04/15/2004 4:01:44 PM PDT · by John_Galt518 · 72 replies · 452+ views
    Fox News ^ | 4/15/04 | Fox News' Greg Kelly and Anna Stolley contributed to this report
    Gorelick, a commissioner on the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (search), is causing a stir because she served as the No. 2 official in the Justice Department from 1994 to 1997, during the Clinton administration. Both the Clinton and Bush administrations are key targets of the investigation, and although the panel is comprised entirely of Washington insiders and elected officials, Gorelick, a Democrat, is the only one who was actively serving an administration "She is in my mind one of the finest members of the commission, one of the hardest working members of the commission and,...
  • Gorelicks Her Wounds

    04/15/2004 3:28:55 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 45 replies · 597+ views
    TAS ^ | 4/15/2004 | The Prowler
    LET BYGONES BE... It shouldn't come as a big surprise that 9/11 commission member Jamie Gorelick has hidden agendas and conflicts of interest out the whazoo. After all, she's an old Clinton Administration hand. Give her credit, though, she apparently isn't ashamed to hide them. According to an associate of hers at the D.C. power litigation shop of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, Gorelick has made no secret to friends and associates that she has been speaking regularly with people who prepped her former boss at the Department of Justice, Janet Reno. While Gorelick is said by knowledgeable sources to have...
  • NATIONAL DISGRACE, CONT'D - Memo Just Tip of the Iceberg

    04/15/2004 12:19:14 AM PDT · by kattracks · 168 replies · 834+ views
    New York Post ^ | 4/15/04
    <p>April 15, 2004 -- House Judiciary Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner has demanded the resignation of Jamie Gorelick as a member of the federal 9/11 Commission. Frankly, given her blatant conflicts of interest, she should never have been appointed in the first place.</p>
  • Blame Gorelick?

    04/14/2004 10:47:22 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 12 replies · 284+ views
    Washington Times ^ | April 15, 2004 | By Jennifer Harper
    <p>September 11 commission member Jamie Gorelick, as deputy attorney general for three years beginning in 1994, "was an architect of the government's self-imposed procedural wall, intentionally erected to prevent intelligence agents from pooling information with their law-enforcement counterparts," writes Andrew C. McCarthy, a former chief assistant U.S. attorney who led the 1995 terrorism prosecution against Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman and 11 others. "That is not partisan carping. That is a matter of objective fact. That wall was not only a deliberate and unnecessary impediment to information sharing; it bred a culture of intelligence dysfunction. It told national security agents in the field that there were other values, higher interests, that transcended connecting the dots and getting it right. It set them up to fail," Mr. McCarthy said in an opinion piece at National Review Online ( "To hear Gorelick lecture witnesses about intelligence lapses is breathtaking," he added.</p>
  • Gorelick's Wall: The Commissioner belongs in the witness chair.

    04/14/2004 9:38:55 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 99 replies · 744+ views
    The Wall Street Journal Opinion Journal ^ | April 15, 2004 | Editorial
    We predicted Democrats would use the 9/11 Commission for partisan purposes, and that much of the press would oblige. But color us astonished that barely anyone appreciates the significance of the bombshell Attorney General John Ashcroft dropped on the hearings Tuesday. If Jamie Gorelick were a Republican, you can be sure our colleagues in the Fourth Estate would be leading the chorus of complaint that the Commission's objectivity has been fatally compromised by a member who was also one of the key personalities behind the failed antiterror policy that the Commission has under scrutiny. Where's the outrage? At issue is...
  • Gorelick Caught In Lie - Gorelick Says She Did Not Author or Sign the "WALL" Memo

    04/14/2004 11:42:38 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 210 replies · 1,582+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | April 14, 2004 | By Joe Kovacs
    Gorelick Caught In Lie - Gorelick Claims She Did Not Author or Sign the Memo That Bears Her Name and Initials. When asked specifically by CNN's Wolf Blitzer if she wrote the "memorandum in '95 that helped establish the so-called walls between the FBI and CIA," Gorelick distanced herself from the matter: "No, and again, I would refer you back to what others on the commission have said. The wall was a creature of statute. It's existed since the mid 1980s. And while it's too lengthy to go into, basically the policy that was put out in the mid-nineties, which...
  • Republicans see conflict, urge Gorelick to quit panel

    04/14/2004 10:23:51 PM PDT · by kattracks · 50 replies · 332+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 4/15/04 | James Lakely
    <p>Pressure is growing for Jamie S. Gorelick to resign from the September 11 commission for what the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee has called "an inherent conflict of interest."</p> <p>Ms. Gorelick, who served in the No. 2 position in the Clinton Justice Department under Attorney General Janet Reno, was the author of a 1995 directive to the FBI, which repeatedly has been cited in testimony as a major hindrance to antiterrorism efforts prior to the 2001 attacks.</p>
  • Ann Coulter - Thank you for choosing United, Mr. bin Laden

    04/14/2004 10:50:27 PM PDT · by kattracks · 93 replies · 307+ views ^ | 4/15/04 | Ann Coulter
    Last week, 9-11 commissioner John Lehman revealed that "it was the policy (before 9-11) and I believe remains the policy today to fine airlines if they have more than two young Arab males in secondary questioning because that's discriminatory." Hmmm ... Is 19 more than two? Why, yes, I believe it is. So if two Jordanian cab drivers are searched before boarding a flight out of Newark, Osama bin Laden could then board that plane without being questioned. I'm no security expert, but I'm pretty sure this gives terrorists an opening for an attack. In a sane world, Lehman's statement...
  • Gorelick-gate: 9/11 Commission Rocked by Scandal

    04/14/2004 10:55:40 PM PDT · by kattracks · 57 replies · 276+ views ^ | 4/14/04 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    The independent commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks may be about to implode amidst partisan recriminations and charges of conflict of interest, with the chairman House Judiciary Committee calling on one of the panel's leading members to resign. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., demanded on Wednesday that former Clinton administration deputy attorney general Jamie Gorelick resign from the investigation, charging that she "has an inherent conflict of interest as the author of this memo and as a government official at the center of the events in question." The Gorelick memo, issued under the authority of the Justice Department in 1995,...
  • Morris: Gorelick U.S. Official Most Responsible for 9/11

    04/14/2004 11:13:55 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 80 replies · 336+ views ^ | April 15, 2005 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    Former chief White House political adviser Dick Morris charged Wednesday night that 9/11 Commissioner Jamie Gorelick is the U.S. public official "most responsible for 9/11 happening." "Of all of the public officials in the Clinton administration and the Bush administration, the one who is most directly, in my judgment, responsible for 9/11 happening is Jamie Gorelick," Morris told Fox News Channel's "Hannity & Colmes." Morris cited the now notorious Gorelick memo, a document she issued in 1995 while serving as deputy attorney general that impeded the U.S.'s war on terrorism. "This woman is bad news," Morris charged. "She ran the...
  • GORELICK GATE: Developing...

    04/14/2004 11:28:05 AM PDT · by backhoe · 418 replies · 10,965+ views
    various FR links | 04-14-04 | The Heavy Equipment Guy Sensenbrenner Calls on Gorelick to Resign From Sept. 11 CommissionTampa Bay on line (AP) ^ | 04-14-04 | The Associated Press Kinda blows a hole the size of the Grand Canyon into this whole "Independent, Non-partisan" 9/11 Commission, eh?The only person who previously knew about this memo was Gorelick and she was covering up to protect herself.     -And already, information on the internet is being "scrubbed"-- GORELICK GATE: Gorelick Memo Exposes 'Feckless' Clinton PolicyInsight On The News ^ | April 13, 2004 | By Kenneth R. Timmerman GORELICK GATE: Rule...
  • How the left debased the 9-11 tragedy and turned it into a Bush-bashing media carnival

    04/14/2004 7:14:38 PM PDT · by Lando Lincoln · 12 replies · 668+ views
    Reuters' reporting of Condoleeza Rice's testimony to the 9-11 Commission was another example of the kind of political bigotry which is well established in the media (Rice clashes with 9/11 commission, Alan Elsner, April 10). With leftist reporters one must look for their omissions as well as what they focus on. Now Elsner completely ignored Senator Ben-Veniste's loutish attitude toward Rice and his attempts to shut her up. On the other hand, he respectfully deferred to Beverly Eckert who disingenuously said: "It's most important that she [Rice] tell the unvarnished truth without any spin". He also quoted the statement sge...
  • Ashcroft: Clinton Neutered FBI

    04/14/2004 6:21:30 AM PDT · by stylin_geek · 61 replies · 422+ views via ^ | April 14, 2004 |
    Attorney General John Ashcroft's statement prepared for the Sept. 11 commission, provided by the commission: It is with great sorrow that I join this commission today in reflection on Sept. 11, 2001. Even today, 31 months after the attacks, I struggle to learn the lessons of that day without being overwhelmed by the losses of that day. I feel sorrow for the loss of life, sorrow for the loss of promise, sorrow for the lost innocence of a nation forever scarred. My sorrow for the victims of Sept. 11 is equaled only by my rage at their killer. Osama bin...
  • Clinton aides admit little done to foil terrorism

    09/23/2001 7:00:48 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 52 replies · 1,153+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | September 23, 2001 | BRIAN MCGRORY and MICHAEL KRANISH The Boston Globe
    <p>WASHINGTON The dual bombings ranked as one of the most insidious acts of terrorism ever committed against the United States: two American embassies in Africa decimated, more than 300 dead, and a shadowy prime suspect, Osama bin Laden, bragging that the battle had just begun.</p>
  • Gore 1996 Airline Commission brought to the attention of the 9/11 family members (DC Chapter Report)

    04/14/2004 8:07:55 AM PDT · by tgslTakoma · 79 replies · 2,299+ views
    Kristinn | April 14, 2004 | Kristinn
    This morning before the start of the 9/11 Commission hearings, Kristinn went to the hearing room to meet with some of the 9/11 family members about the 1996 Gore Airline Safety Commission. He went down there this morning because the 9/11 Commission had not talked about the Gore Airline Safety Commission in public, and it needed to be brought to the attention of the families. He got down there about 8:30am. The hearing room only had a few dozen people in it, a far cry from the crowds that had been there last week for White House National Security Advisor...