The FBI and NSLs 6: Definitely Don’t Trust Mueller
If you needed any more proof that Bob Mueller’s FBI can’t be trusted from the head down, here it is:
NOW WE KNOW why the government failed to stop 9/11. Embattled FBI Director Robert Mueller told a Senate committee last week that what prevented his agency from halting the attack was its inability to issue warrant-less search orders with the profligacy of a parking ticket officer.
If only it had the currently available unfettered “national security letter” authority to run through personal information data bases without judicial oversight, Mueller suggested, the FBI would have found 9/11 terrorist Khalid al Midhar and through him the other Al Qaeda conspirators. Really?
Midhar was one of the 9/11 terrorists. When he entered the United States, the CIA knew it and knew he was an Al Qaeda terrorist. An FBI agent at the CIA knew he was in the country. Months later FBI headquarters was told, but the agents working the case never told the FBI leadership or the White House.
So what does Mueller want us to believe now, that when the CIA finally told the FBI that Midhar was in the United States that it was the bureau’s difficulty in getting a warrant on a known Al Qaeda terrorist that was responsible for its failure to find him?
Pretty thin, ay? Mueller seems to be in BushPuppet mode, dutifully attempting to shore up the Emperor’s anti-democratic, authoritarian dicta with bogus claims and typical Rove Administration reliance on 9/11 to explain and excuse everything.
Not going to work this time, boys and girls. We won’t be fooled again.