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  • Former FBI Director Louis Freeh hospitalized after car accident

    08/25/2014 4:38:52 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 27 replies
    cnn ^ | 8-25-14 | Evan Perez and Steve Almasy
    (CNN) -- Former FBI Director Louis Freeh was hospitalized after a car accident in Vermont, a U.S. law enforcement official told CNN. The official said Freeh was undergoing surgery for unspecified injuries. Freeh was director of the FBI from September 1993 to June 2001.
  • 30 for 30 Shorts: ‘Judging Jewell’

    01/31/2014 10:01:11 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 9 replies
    grantland ^ | 1-31-14 | Grantland Staff
    On Saturday, July 27, 1996, a terrorist’s bomb exploded in Centennial Olympic Park at the Atlanta Summer Games, killing two and injuring 111. The toll would have been far higher if not for security guard Richard Jewell, who discovered the bag holding the bomb and helped clear the area. Yet within hours, praise of his heroism turned to vicious accusations. Jewell would be hounded for months by investigations and the media. Eventually, the FBI would capture and convict Eric Robert Rudolph for the crime. Judging Jewell revisits the scene in Atlanta where Richard Jewell, a man simply doing his job,...
  • Freeh Report,NCAA and news media to go on trial in Paterno law suit.

    01/11/2014 7:03:16 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 22 replies
    Tom in Paine ^ | January 8, 2014 | Marc Rubin
    One of the most egregious and well documented cases of news media dishonesty, libel, cowardice and greed along with official misconduct by the NCAA and others, will finally go on trial in a court of law where facts and rules of evidence, not media dishonesty,a mob mentality, distortions or ratings, web hits and newsstand sales at the expense of a man's reputation, will be the standard on which facts will be presented and judged. On Tuesday a judge ruled that the Paterno family's law suit against the NCAA can continue. The issue had always been, would the judge find that...
  • Targets in BP settlement inquiry assail findings

    12/27/2013 2:14:11 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 1 replies
    WaPo ^ | 12-27-13 | AP
    NEW ORLEANS — Nearly six months after a federal judge appointed former FBI director Louis Freeh to investigate alleged misconduct inside the settlement program for compensating victims of BP’s 2010 Gulf oil spill, the targets of his inquiry are questioning his independence and trying to rebut his findings. Lionel “Tiger” Sutton III, a lawyer whose resignation from the staff of claims administrator Patrick Juneau spawned the investigation, urged U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier last week to throw out a scathing report that Freeh issued in September. The report concluded that top members of Juneau’s staff, including Sutton, engaged in conduct...
  • Independent Review Finds the Freeh Report on Allegations against Kazuo Okada "Deeply Flawed"

    04/22/2013 9:17:22 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 9 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4-22-13 | n/a
    LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 22, 2013-- Universal Entertainment Corporation announced today that Judge Michael Chertoff, the former U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary, has issued an assessment castigating last year's report by Former FBI Director Louis J. Freeh concerning the affairs of Japanese gaming entrepreneur Kazuo Okada and his affiliated companies. According to Judge Chertoff, the Freeh report was "structurally deficient, one-sided, and seemingly advocacy-driven." Moreover, its conclusions, "simply are not credible." Instead, Judge Chertoff found Freeh's report to be "deeply flawed" and "lack[ing] basic indicia of a credible investigation." Freeh's report was prepared on February 18, 2012 at the behest...
  • Joe Paterno family releases report

    02/10/2013 7:10:13 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 260 replies
    Espn.com ^ | February 10, 2013 | Espn.com
    A report commissioned by Joe Paterno's family calls the July 2012 Freeh report that was accepted by Penn State trustees before unprecedented sanctions were levied by the NCAA against the school's football program a "total failure" that is "full of fallacies, unsupported personal opinions, false allegations and biased assertions." The Paterno family report, which targets nearly every conclusion and assertion the Freeh report made about Paterno in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, states that while former FBI director Louis J. Freeh has had an honorable past and good reputation, his investigation -- especially as it...
  • MBNA Bank while Freeh was co-chair ...was major corporate sponsor of Jerry Sandusky and Second Mile

    09/08/2012 8:53:26 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 12 replies
    Tom in Paine ^ | September 7, 2012 | Marc Rubin
    A copy of a document sent to me by a source and dated February 28,2000 ( a link is provided at the bottom) and further corroborated by other documentation has revealed that MBNA bank beginning in 2000 and throughout the entire tenure of Louis Freeh as the bank's vice chairman and general counsel, was a major corporate sponsor of Jerry Sandusky and Second Mile and continued to be throughout Freeh's tenure at the bank from 2001 to 2006 when MBNA bank was bought by Bank of America for $35 billion. Freeh at the time cashed in $20 million in stock...
  • Everything You Need To Know About Louis Freeh’s Damning Report On Penn State [Updating]

    07/13/2012 1:55:19 PM PDT · by KingOfVagabonds · 11 replies
    Deadspin ^ | 7/12/12 | multiple Deadspin authors
    After a lengthy investigation into years of sexual abuse within the Penn State football program, former FBI director Louis Freeh released a report of his findings today. We're still thumbing through it. It's withering. Here's what we've learned so far: Joe Paterno Knew In 1998 Paterno Gave Jerry Sandusky The Option To Keep Coaching "As Long As He Was The Coach" Paterno Family Statement Blames Everyone But Joe Paterno, Who Is To Blame In 1998, Jerry Sandusky Told State Officials And University Police That "He Had Done This With Other Children In The Past" Janitors Didn't Report Jerry Sandusky's 2000...
  • Penn State Taps Ex-FBI Director for Investigation Into Child Sex-Abuse Allegations

    11/21/2011 10:04:24 AM PST · by ColdOne · 27 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 11/21/11 | FoxNews.com/Newscore
    Penn State University's board of trustees tapped former FBI director Louis Freeh Monday to help lead an investigation into the child sexual abuse scandal involving former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. "The entire Board of Trustees is intent on taking all steps necessary to ensure that our institution never again has to ask whether it did the right thing, or whether or not it could have done more," said trustee Ken Frazier, chairman of the special committee. "We are committed to leaving no stone unturned to get to the bottom of what happened, who knew what when, and what changes we...
  • Former FBI chief defends flow of money to Saudi ambassador

    04/07/2009 10:46:53 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 11 replies · 527+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 7, 2009 | Tom Hamburger and Josh Meyer
    <p>Former FBI Director Louis J. Freeh says $2 billion that flowed from a British arms manufacturer to U.S. bank accounts controlled by Prince Bandar bin Sultan, then Saudi ambassador to the U.S., was not a bribe, but was instead part of a complex barter involving the exchange of Saudi oil for British fighter jets.</p>
  • Obama pick faces questions over bombers' clemency (Eric Holder - Thursday) Hussein & terrorists?

    01/14/2009 9:20:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies · 1,091+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | PETE YOST
    Obama pick faces questions over bombers' clemencyBy PETE YOST Associated Press Writer Originally published Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 2:05 PM WASHINGTON — New York police detective Anthony S. Senft's life changed forever when a bomb set by Puerto Rican separatists exploded, blowing him 15 feet in the air and blinding him in one eye. Now, he's angry that Eric Holder, who played a key role in awarding clemency to the bombers, is in line to be attorney general. Holder, as President Bill Clinton's deputy attorney general, worked closely with the Justice Department's pardon attorney to raise the possibility of...
  • Be Prepared

    09/08/2007 8:43:07 AM PDT · by ChessExpert · 12 replies · 425+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 9/7/2007 | Jennifer Rubin
    This week Rudy Giuliani rolled out another of his 12 Commitments -- this one to ensure preparedness for terrorist attacks and natural disasters. Giuliani is promising not to repeat the errors of Katrina and to develop a better funded and coordinated and more decentralized Department of Homeland Security. His chief advisor on this issue is Louis Freeh, who served under Giuliani as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and then later as FBI Director. He talked about disaster preparedness as well as the Justice Department and his past experience with Giuliani. How is Giuliani's approach to disaster preparedness better than the current...
  • The Disgusting Foley Case and the Disgusting Politics Involved

    10/06/2006 5:52:34 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 262+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 10/6/06 | Purple Mountains
    I haven’t wanted to discuss the disgusting Foley case (unfortunately he was my Congressman in Florida) until I felt I knew the answers to three questions: 1. were Representative Foley’s actions limited to online activity, 2. was there a sexual advance to a minor child, and 3. was there a Democrat plot at work to use this sordid affair as an October Surprise (possibly even involving an entrapment scheme)?
  • Dems Object To Freeh Leading Probe (Pelosi Galore Alert) (Foley)

    10/06/2006 2:58:02 AM PDT · by beyond the sea · 104 replies · 2,037+ views
    cbsnews.com ^ | 10/5/06 | unknown
    Pelosi: Former FBI Director Wrong Man To Lead Page Program Investigation (AP) House Speaker Dennis Hastert said Thursday he is looking for a high-caliber figure to step in and fix flaws in the congressional page program that left the teenagers vulnerable to sexual advances. Hastert was on the verge of naming former FBI Director Louis Freeh, who boasts a long, high-profile career in law enforcement, for the post. But the speaker held off because of objections from Democrats. Hastert had called House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday to notify her that he intended to hire Freeh to overhaul the...
  • Khobar Towers (as told by Louis Freeh - WOW!)

    06/23/2006 5:43:30 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 64 replies · 3,556+ views
    WSJ ^ | June 23, 2006 | Louis J. Freeh
    Khobar Towers June 23, 2006 The Wall Street Journal Louis J. Freeh Ten years ago this Sunday, acting under direct orders from senior Iranian government leaders, the Saudi Hezbollah detonated a 25,000-pound TNT bomb that killed 19 U.S. airmen in their dormitory at Khobar Towers in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The blast wave destroyed Building 131 and grievously wounded hundreds of additional Air Force personnel. It also killed an unknown number of Saudi civilians in a nearby park. The 19 Americans murdered were members of the 4404th Wing, who were risking their lives to enforce the no-fly zone over southern Iraq....
  • Able Danger, The Lawsuit

    03/02/2006 3:22:05 PM PST · by vadkins · 4 replies · 785+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | 3/2/2006 | Ed Morrissey
    The principals in the Able Danger story have filed suit to restrain the Department of Defense from retaliating against Tony Shaffer and to allow these witnesses to retain counsel during the closed hearings that Congress has scheduled into the data-mining program. Mark Zaid, representing Shaffer as well as contractor J. D. Smith, filed the suit on Monday against the DoD, DIA, the Army, and their attorneys in the DC district court. I've copied the text into the extended entry of this post. Most of those who have followed Able Danger will not be surprised by the allegations in the lawsuit....
  • New Able Danger Podcast Feed/Blog

    03/02/2006 3:17:29 PM PST · by vadkins · 560+ views
    QT Monster's Place ^ | 3/2/2006 | vadkins
    I've created an Able Danger Podcast blog to generate a podcast feed so folks can subscribe to this feed and easily obtain any Able Danger audio (mp3) files. Here is the podcast feed for the Able Danger podcasts. The link to this feed is easy to find at the top left corner of my main blog, QT Monster, just above the Able Danger blog roll. Folks can subscribe to this podcast feed through iTunes. From the iTunes interface pull down the Advanced menu, click on subscribe to podcast, and in the dialogue box paste the URL for this podcast feed:...
  • Able Danger Atta Photo Mystery Solved

    03/01/2006 12:57:55 PM PST · by vadkins · 55 replies · 2,451+ views
    Media Is a Plural ^ | 3/1/2006 | Rory O'Connor
    Sources close to the ongoing Department of Defense investigation into the controversial Able Danger data mining intelligence program, which purportedly identified Mohammed Atta and three other 9/11 hijackers a year before the worst terror attacks in US history, say the mystery person who actually obtained a much-disputed photograph of Atta for the Able Danger team has now been identified. Ever since the Pentagon-ordered destruction in 2000 of 2.5 terabytes of data unearthed by Able Danger – allegedly including a chart featuring Atta’s photograph that revealed terrorist links and patterns when clicked on – skeptics have long raised doubt about the...
  • More Audio of Able Danger Conference Call with Rep. Curt Weldon

    03/01/2006 10:44:35 AM PST · by vadkins · 1 replies · 594+ views
    Able Danger Blog ^ | 2/28/2006 | vadkins
    The first 20 minutes or so of the Able Danger conference call was previously posted here. The next three audio clips are here, here and here. Attending this conference call with Congressman Weldon were: AJ Strata from The Strata-Sphere, Dana from Common Sense Political Thought, Curt from Flopping Aces, Mike of Able Danger Blog, QT Monster, Rory O’Connor, Pierre from Pink Flamingo Bar & Grill, Bluto from Jawa Report and The Dread Pundit Bluto.
  • Legal debate hobbled Able Danger

    02/28/2006 5:34:30 PM PST · by vadkins · 14 replies · 882+ views
    Norristown Times Herald ^ | 2/28/2006 | KEITH PHUCAS
    Some traditional intelligence officials, however, seemed either skeptical or jealous of LIWA's capability. At one conference, "Able Danger" analysts identified four major al-Qaida hubs - the Middle East, East Africa, Balkans and the Far East - in about 90 minutes."Because we weren't an intelligence organization, we got a lot of bad press," he said. "Folks thought we were running fast and loose with the data."By April, the "Able Danger" team was told to end its support of SOCOM. During the month's long work stoppage, SOCOM's patience ran out, and the military command transferred the work to a Raytheon facility in...
  • Able Danger: Why Wasn't the FBI Told About Mohammad Atta Before the 9-11 Attacks?

    02/28/2006 1:29:12 PM PST · by vadkins · 7 replies · 1,349+ views
    QT Monster's Place ^ | 2/28/2006 | vadkins
    Able Danger identified Mohammad Atta and at least 2 other 9-11 hijackers more than a year before the 9-11 attacks. Why was the data that connected Mohammad Atta as a possible terrorist threat to the United States destroyed, and why wasn't this information shared with the FBI so the 9-11 attacks might have been prevented? 1. Dr. Stephen A. Cambone, U.S. Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, explains that there wasn't any prohibition against sharing Able Danger information with the FBI. One of Dr. Cambone's colleagues says, "...we share in Army intelligence and DoD intelligence, we share information with the FBI...
  • Able Danger Hearing Summary

    02/18/2006 1:26:37 PM PST · by vadkins · 27 replies · 1,955+ views
    The Strata-Sphere ^ | 2/18/2006 | AJ Strata
    China Study Rocks The Hill and Unleashes The Purge: While Cambone tried to link the data purge to this 90-day rule, Weldon and the other witnesses (with first hand knowledge) pointed to the LIWA China Study that was being done in parallel to the Able Danger study. I have stated all along this was the lynchpin, the source of all later cover ups and mistakes and lost opportunities. We all know the story so I will not repeat it here, but what we learned from the hearings is how far up this went. Weldon let slip that the initial China...
  • Able Danger Transcript: Curt Weldon Interview on the Tony Snow Radio Show, 2/17/2006

    02/18/2006 12:53:02 PM PST · by vadkins · 6 replies · 1,243+ views
    QT Monster ^ | 2/18/2006 | vadkins
    No you're right Tony, and the significance here is that the FBI Director back then, Louis Freeh said in October of last year on national television, that if he had had the Able Danger information the FBI might well have been able to stop the hijacking. In our hearing past week, and we had both classified and unclassified, we had five people that testified under oath that they believed the same thing. That if the data they collected, that if the analysis they did had been able to be passed to the FBI, they agree with Louis Freeh, that would...
  • Monitoring the Able Danger Congressional Hearings Coverage

    02/18/2006 11:13:07 AM PST · by vadkins · 23 replies · 1,655+ views
    mediachannel.org ^ | 2/18/2006
    MediaChannel.org used the powerful new MediaVision tool to monitor television news coverage of the Able Danger Congressional hearings. To our astonishment CNN's "Lou Dobbs Tonight" was the only news show to give Able Danger any significant coverage. We were so shocked by the lack of coverage that we created an online campaign to try to pressure TV news networks to cover, as Lou Dobbs put it, "what could be the biggest scandal of our lifetime." Click here to send networks an email demanding coverage! So, sadly, here it is. All the TV coverage we could find thus far:
  • Able Danger Hearings Part III

    02/17/2006 7:06:04 PM PST · by vadkins · 42 replies · 2,431+ views
    The Strata-Sphere ^ | 2/17/2006 | AJ Strata
    25th Item: Holy Cow! Weldon has a signed affidavit from a witness that talked to one of Cambone’s staff recently and who said Cambone’s group was going to ‘kill this story’ and Shaffer had no credibility. The name is Butch Willard This is right after Cambone claimed no one was not trying to ‘bring the information forward’. If Weldon is right, Cambone just perjured himself and is in hot water now. The witness is an ex intelligence officer (woman). They moved all this to the closed session!
  • Audio of Able Danger Hearing

    02/15/2006 8:29:03 PM PST · by vadkins · 3 replies · 790+ views
    QT Monster ^ | 2/15/2006 | vadkins
    Audio of the today's entire Able Danger hearing is posted here.
  • Weldon press conference transcript (The Able Danger Data Still Exists!)

    02/14/2006 6:24:39 PM PST · by vadkins · 47 replies · 2,176+ views
    Able Danger Blog ^ | 2/14/2006 | TopDog08
    Rep. Curt Weldon: I've learned some additional things that are new. You saw the Arlen Specter hearing in Judiciary that occurred in September. It's very troubling to me that it appears as though the DOD witness did not tell the truth. We had testimony that all of the Able Danger data-mining material was destroyed. I now know that that's not the case. In fact, I now know there's data still available. And I am in contact with people who are still able to data mining runs on pre-9/11 data. In those data runs that are now being done today, in...
  • Able Danger Audio: From the House Subcommittee Whistleblower Hearings

    02/14/2006 4:45:49 PM PST · by vadkins · 790+ views
    QT Monster ^ | 2/14/2006 | vadkins
    The Able Danger portions of the House whistleblower hearings is posted here.
  • Liveblogging Whistleblower Protection Hearing (Tony Shaffer/Curt Weldon testify)

    02/14/2006 10:57:38 AM PST · by vadkins · 9 replies · 1,115+ views
    QT Monster ^ | 2/14/2006 | vadkins
    I am now liveblogging the US House Subcommittee hearing on national security whistle blowers. Lt. Col. Shaffer just finished his opening statement. He will be questioned during this hearing. You can listen now on C-Span Radio. The permalink to this post is here.
  • '13' CYBER CLUES TO 9/11 PILOT (Mohammad Atta surfaced 13 Times Before 9-11)

    02/14/2006 8:21:48 AM PST · by vadkins · 30 replies · 2,324+ views
    The New York Post ^ | 2/14/2006 | NILES LATHEM
    WASHINGTON — An active-duty military intelligence analyst has told congressional investigators that 9/11 pilot Mohamed Atta surfaced 13 times in a controversial Pentagon computer program before he executed the attacks, The Post has learned. Congressional sources said last night that an officer in the Pentagon's secretive Land Information Warfare Center told the staff of Rep. Curt Weldon (R-Pa.) about the computer hits.
  • Able Danger: Rep. Curt Weldon Will Hold Press Conference at Noon Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006

    02/13/2006 3:58:38 PM PST · by vadkins · 32 replies · 1,664+ views
    QT Monster's Place ^ | 2/13/2006 | vadkins
    It's looking like the Able Danger story (which the 9-11 Ommission Commission totally disregarded) may be about to take off. I'm told that this Wednesday's House Armed Service joint subcommittee hearing on Able Danger will have some surprises.
  • Able Danger Twenty Questions

    02/01/2006 12:10:01 PM PST · by vadkins · 3 replies · 600+ views
    Media Is a Plural ^ | 1/31/2006 | Rory O'Connor
    Everything you always wanted to know (but were afraid to ask, or the answers were classified…) about the controversial Able Danger data mining project, which identified four 9/11 hijackers a year before the terror attacks. 1. Did Anthony Shaffer, or anyone on the Able Danger team, obtain a photo of Mohamed Atta from the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), as Shaffer’s interview with Government Security News (GSN) states? The photo of Atta came from an information broker who provided it and others. Shaffer’s comments were made to GSN based on his knowledge at the time, which came from his knowledge...
  • Complete 911 Timeline: Able Danger program

    01/07/2006 11:47:17 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 14 replies · 1,984+ views
    http://cooperativeresearch.org/ ^ | Center for Cooperative Research
    A report commissioned in mid-1999 by Rep. Curt Weldon (R) looks into possible Chinese front companies in the US seeking technology for the Chinese military. Dr. Eileen Preisser and Michael Maloof are commissioned to make the report. Dr. Preisser, who runs the Information Dominance Center at the US Army's Land Information Warfare Activity (LIWA) and will later become closely tied to Able Danger, uses LIWA's data mining capabilities to search unclassified information. According to Maloof, their results show Chinese front companies in the US posing as US corporations that acquire technology from US defense contractors. When the study is completed...
  • Able Danger Petition

    11/27/2005 12:24:32 PM PST · by vadkins · 4 replies · 892+ views
    Petition Online ^ | 11/27/2005 | Mike Kasper
    A petition has been posted here to demonstrate support for a congressional investigation into Able Danger. If you support seeing an investigation please sign the petition. And then you can spread the word here: http://www.petitiononline.com/cgi-bin/mailpage.cgi?weldon/petition.html
  • Freeh's "MY FBI" Iran's leaders planned Khobar Towers bombings!

    11/26/2005 1:54:10 PM PST · by AmericanDave · 7 replies · 347+ views
    MY FBI | Oct 2005 | Louis J. Freeh
    "Iran's most senior leaders planned, furnished, and carried out the 1996 murders of nineteen U.S. servicemen at Khobar Towers (Saudi). As I've already shown, we had the goods on them, cold, yet the Clinton administration miserably failed to seek any redress. p 303, prgrph 2.
  • Able Danger on the Rush Limbaugh Radio Talk Show

    11/18/2005 8:38:33 AM PST · by vadkins · 5 replies · 1,365+ views
    The Rush Limbaugh Radio Show ^ | 11/17/2005 | Rush Limbaugh/Roger Hedgecock
    Roger Hedgecock was the substitute host on Rush's show yesterday. Close to the end of the second hour Roger had a few words to say about Able Danger. The audio file is up at QT Monster's Place.
  • Louis Freeh: Let's Get Hearings On Able Danger [Omission Commission ALERT]

    11/17/2005 5:16:05 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 19 replies · 967+ views
    Captains Quarters ^ | Nov. 17, 2005 | Edward Morrissey
    The former head of the FBI writes a recap of the Able Danger story that serves as a good entrée for those who may have missed all or part of the issue. Louis Freeh, who served as head of the agency for most of the Clinton administration, wants better explanations made public from the 9/11 Commission -- a group that he correctly describes as bureaucrats somewhat besotted by their fanciful treatment by the media: It was interesting to hear from the 9/11 Commission again on Tuesday. This self-perpetuating and privately funded group of lobbyists and lawyers has recently opined on...
  • An Incomplete investigation

    11/17/2005 2:55:00 PM PST · by CommieCutter · 4 replies · 566+ views
    Wall street opinion journal. ^ | 11-17-2005 | Louie Freeh
    An Incomplete Investigation Why did the 9/11 Commission ignore "Able Danger"? BY LOUIS FREEH Thursday, November 17, 2005 12:01 a.m. EST It was interesting to hear from the 9/11 Commission again on Tuesday. This self-perpetuating and privately funded group of lobbyists and lawyers has recently opined on hurricanes, nuclear weapons, the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel and even the New York subway system. Now it offers yet another "report card" on the progress..........(more at link).
  • Louis Freeh Charges 9/11 Commission Cover-Up

    11/17/2005 2:19:20 PM PST · by yoe · 57 replies · 2,246+ views
    News Max.com ^ | november 17, 2005 | Staff
    Former FBI Director Louis J. Freeh slammed the 9/11 Commission Thursday saying it ignored – or "summarily rejected" – the most critical piece of intelligence that could have prevented the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001. Writing in the Wall Street Journal's opinion page, Freeh gave a blistering review of the Commission and says new revelations indicate it is "a good time for the country to make some assessments of the 9/11 Commission itself." The former Bureau Director, who resigned his position just months before Sept. 11, 2001, points out that the U.S. government had learned of the identity of...
  • Louis Freeh: Let's Get Hearings On Able Danger

    11/17/2005 8:25:52 AM PST · by vadkins · 14 replies · 1,226+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | 11/17/2005 | Ed Morrissey
    That used to be the primary question of Able Danger, but now that we have seen what the DIA has done to the primary whistleblower, the questions have to run deeper than the incompetence of the Omission Commission. The Defense Intelligence Agency stripped Lt. Colonel Tony Shaffer of his clearances over a series of old and bogus charges relating to the use of pens and pads of paper from more than twenty years ago. That effectively ended his career in civilian intelligence work, although it doesn't affect his status in the Army Reserve. The DIA's attack on Shaffer on transparently...
  • An Incomplete Investigation Why did the 9/11 Commission ignore "Able Danger"?

    11/17/2005 5:50:40 AM PST · by AliVeritas · 39 replies · 1,461+ views
    WSJ ^ | November 17, 2005 | LOUIS FREEH
    It was interesting to hear from the 9/11 Commission again on Tuesday. This self-perpetuating and privately funded group of lobbyists and lawyers has recently opined on hurricanes, nuclear weapons, the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel and even the New York subway system. Now it offers yet another "report card" on the progress of the FBI and CIA in the war against terrorism, along with its "back-seat" take and some further unsolicited narrative about how things ought to be on the "front lines." Yet this is also a good time for the country to make some assessments of the 9/11 Commission itself. Recent...
  • An Incomplete Investigation - Why did the 9/11 Commission ignore "Able Danger"?

    11/16/2005 9:24:50 PM PST · by vadkins · 38 replies · 1,802+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/17/2005 | Louis Freeh
    This dismissive and apparently unsupported conclusion would have us believe that a key piece of evidence was summarily rejected in less than 10 days without serious investigation. The commission, at the very least, should have interviewed the 80 members of Able Danger, as the Pentagon did, five of whom say they saw "the chart." But this would have required admitting that the late-breaking news was inconveniently raised. So it was grossly neglected and branded as insignificant. Such a half-baked conclusion, drawn in only 10 days without any real investigation, simply ignores what looks like substantial direct evidence to the contrary...
  • Freeh takes shot at Clinton administration

    10/23/2005 8:13:01 AM PDT · by oxcart · 20 replies · 934+ views
    The Hudson Reporter ^ | 10/23/2005 | Jim Hague
    Former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Louis Freeh, a North Bergen native, wrote a book about his eight years as the head of the nation's top law enforcement agency in which he blames former President Bill Clinton for having a soft stance on terrorism, especially after the June 1996 Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 United States servicemen. In his book, My FBI, that was released last week by St. Martin's Press, Freeh writes that Clinton turned a blind eye towards the Saudis because then-Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, now King Abdullah, was donating large sums of...
  • Curt Weldon reveals that Dietrich Snell(Gorelicks staffer)did NOT let Able Danger info to 9/11 comm

    10/20/2005 5:55:10 PM PDT · by abner · 106 replies · 5,865+ views
    The Big Talker 1210- The Dom Giordano Show | 10/20/05 | Curt Weldon
    Was on my way home and was listening to Curt Weldon speak about the Able Danger information some more. I thought it very important that he released the name of the staffer that did not let the Able Danger information go to the 9/11 Commission members. The staffer that interviewed (I think) Scott Philpot about the Atta information was one Dietrich Snell. Apparently, he is one of Gorelick's staffers. Curt Weldon wants to know why he did NOT let the information get to the rest of the commission members.
  • 'Bill and Me' - MY FBI - By Louis J. Freeh

    10/20/2005 5:10:21 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies · 556+ views
    Washington Times ^ | October 19, 2005 | Joseph C. Goulden
    In November 1997, Mr. Freeh sent Attorney General Janet Reno a 27-page memo about allegations of illicit fund-raising during the 1996 campaign. Much "soft money" came into the Clinton-Gore camp "from alarming sources, including the People's Republic of China." Miss Reno refused Mr. Freeh's recommendation that an independent counsel run the case. Then the president made a mistake. In an offhand remark to the press, he claimed that had the FBI briefed the White House, he would have ensured that there was no "undue influence" involved. But as Mr. Freeh writes, two FBI agents had briefed Rand Beers, a senior...
  • My FBI: Bringing Down The Mafia, Investigating Bill Clinton, And Fighting The War On Terror

    10/20/2005 5:34:47 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 58 replies · 1,881+ views
    Washington Times ^ | October 19, 2005 | Joseph C. Goulden
    Oh, let's cut right to the chase. Your primary interest in "My FBI," the memoir by the FBI director during the Clinton administration, is not drug-smuggling cases, however interesting they might be, or even the inspiring story of how a kid from Jersey became a star FBI street agent, a federal prosecutor, a federal district judge and, finally, FBI director. So proceed directly to page 245, "Bill and Me," which recounts Louis Freeh's side of the most interesting feud I've seen in Washington since LBJ squared off with Bobby Kennedy in the 1960s. There is a difference. At its core,...
  • Clinton Legacy: The Cost of Real Corruption

    10/19/2005 10:53:16 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 38 replies · 1,668+ views
    GOP USA ^ | 10-20-05 | Christopher G. Adamo
    Clinton Legacy: The Cost of Real Corruption By Christopher G. Adamo October 20, 2005 From the moment of Tom Delay's indictment, liberal grandstanding has been relentless. Its most notable mouthpieces, led by the ever-shrill House Democrat Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, characterized the indictment as solid proof of a "culture of corruption" among the Republicans. Similar Democrat caterwauling greets each new suggestion that some high-ranking Republican might have "outed" Valerie Plame as a covert CIA operative. The left virtually salivates at the possibility that presidential adviser Karl Rove could be the "fall guy," despite the inarguable fact that Plame was neither...
  • Stop the Tape: FREEH SOUNDS LIKE HE'S GOT THE GOODS

    10/19/2005 10:17:11 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 41 replies · 3,163+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | October 19, 2005 | The Truth Detector
    Freeh Sounds Like He's Got the Goods October 19, 2005 Download Windows Media PlayerListen To Rush Conduct Broadcast Excellence (Highly recommended by poster) BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Okay, now on to Louie Freeh, fulfilling a commitment made to you on Monday. There's a review of his book, "(My FBI: Bringing Down the Mafia, Investigating Bill Clinton, and Fighting the War on Terror)," in the Washington Times today by Joseph C. Goulden, and the interesting passage from this review... Let me give you the first paragraph then go to the interesting passage. "Oh, let's cut right to the chase. Your primary...
  • Dear John: Fake Facts from a Clinton Pro

    10/19/2005 7:50:36 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 31 replies · 1,862+ views
    NewsMax ^ | October 19, 2005 | Charles R. Smith
    Former Clinton Chief of Staff John Podesta recently wrote a scathing article about former FBI Director Louis J. Freeh. Freeh made some harsh comments about his life at the FBI during the Clinton scandal years, and Podesta simply could not resist the knee-jerk urge to defend his ex-boss. Those who know me well also know that I have little love for the former FBI Director. His tenure at the helm of the bureau was a disaster. Freeh can best be described as a "Luddite" in terms of his understanding of modern technology. I am almost certain that his new book...
  • NYP: CLINTON AND THE SAUDIS - Bill owes the American people some answers to Freeh's charges.

    10/17/2005 6:10:37 AM PDT · by OESY · 55 replies · 2,258+ views
    New York Post ^ | October 17, 2005 | Editorial
    ...Under pressure from Team Clinton, "60 Minutes" agreed to read a statement from convicted criminal Sandy Berger, Clinton's national security adviser, insisting that Freeh's account is flat-out wrong.... It's also a fact that he's [Clinton] remained close to the House of Saud: In 2002, he was paid $750,000 for a speaking tour there. The Saudis also flew the ex-president and an entourage of 40 guests to the kingdom for a 2003 visit.... And Clinton pointedly praised the Saudi government in his testimony to the 9/11 Commission. Freeh has made similar allegations before, in a 2001 article by Elsa Walsh in...