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Tue Jun 11, 2019, 11:09 AM

Incompetant Robert Mueller Has Been Botching Investigations Since The Anthrax Attacks

We can see how he works if we look at how Mueller ran his second-most important investigation as FBI Director. In September of 2001, an entity began mailing anthrax through the US Postal system, hitting such prominent targets as NBC and Senator Daschle’s office. The terrorist attacks killed five and left others hospitalized. The world panicked.

Under Mueller’s management, the FBI launched an investigation lasting ten years. They now brag about spending “hundreds of thousands of investigator hours on this case.” Let’s take a closer look at Mueller’s response to understand the context of the investigation — who his people investigated, targeted, and found guilty.

The anthrax letters began just a week after the 9/11 attack. While planning the airplane hijackings, Al-Qaeda had been weaponizing anthrax, setting up a lab in Afghanistan manned by Yazid Sufaat, the same man who housed two of the 9/11 hijackers. Two hijackers later sought medical help due to conditions consistent with infection via anthrax: Al Haznawi went to the emergency room for a skin lesion which he claimed was from “bumping into a suitcase,” and ringleader Mohamed Atta needed medicine for “skin irritation.” A team of bioterrorism experts from Johns Hopkins confirmed that anthrax was the most likely cause of the lesion. Meanwhile, the 9/11 hijackers were also trying to obtain crop-dusting airplanes.

So how did Mueller’s investigative team handle the case?
Mueller issued a statement in October of 2001, while anthrax victims were still dying: the FBI had found “no direct link to organized terrorism.” The Johns Hopkins team of experts was mistaken, the FBI continued, Al Haznawi never had an anthrax infection. The crop-dusting airplanes they needed was possibly for a separate and unrelated anthrax attack.

A few weeks later, the FBI released a remarkable profile of the attacker. FBI experts eschewed analysis of the content of the letters, where it was written in bold block letters, “Death to America, Death to Israel, Allah is Great.” Instead, they focused on a “linguistic analysis,” stating that the letter’s writer was atypical in many respects and not “comfortable or practiced in writing in lower case lettering.” The FBI therefore concluded that it was likely a disgruntled American with bad personal skills.

The investigators hypothesized that the attacker was a lonely American who had wanted to kill people with anthrax for some undefined time period, but then became “mission oriented” following 9/11 and immediately prepared and mailed the deadly spores while pretending to be a Muslim.

https://thefederalist.com/2018/02/08/robert-mueller-botching-investigations-since-anthrax-attacks/

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oflguy Tuesday OP
rahtruelies Tuesday #1
batcat Tuesday #2
Grumpy Pickle Tuesday #3
jh4freedom Tuesday #7
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Response to oflguy (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 11:47 AM

1. more like coverups for black ops

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Response to rahtruelies (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 11:54 AM

2. For some reason I view Mueller as a Swamp critter. ...

So if his botched investigations into the anthrax incident and Trump/Russian collusion (while totally ignoring Hillarys collusion) were coverups that would make sense.

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Response to rahtruelies (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 01:01 PM

3. Black ops...like 9/11.

He just magically gets appointed to the FBI just 1 month before 9/11.

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Response to Grumpy Pickle (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 02:46 PM

7. Appointed by George W. Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate

Don’t forget that part! The Senate vote confirming Mueller was 98-0 on August 2, 2001.
https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44842.pdf


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Response to jh4freedom (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 07:28 PM

10. And?

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Response to oflguy (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 01:57 PM

4. the anthrax used in these attacks was positively identified as "ames strain"

source ft dietrich md. these attacks, targeting democratic senators and media (a victimology that should be familiar to fans of the magabomber and every other rwnj with a manifesto. the only question I have is "was it a wingnut wanker with access to to secret bioweapons lab. or were the attacks ordered in the interest of "national security?"

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Response to rampartb (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 02:28 PM

5. Or the attacker could have been a democrat to focus negative

reactions onto conservatives and Republicans....

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Response to oflguy (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 02:36 PM

6. I am glad that the Trump Administration Justice Department hired him

If he had been hired as Special Counsel by the Obama administration he would be under constant attack the way Independent Counsel Ken Starr was constantly under attack by Democrats during the Clinton Whitewater/Lewinsky investigations.

Robert Mueller is the only Director in the history of the FBI to get an extension on his ten year term of office since Congress instituted term limits on that position in 1976.

The House of Representatives approved Mueller’s extension on a voice vote. There were no “nays.”
The Senate vote to extend Mueller’s term as FBI Director from ten years to twelve was a roll call vote of 100-0. Congress had passed legislation creating a special two-year term lasting until Sept. 4, 2013, and making a one-time exception to the 10-year limit for any person to be director. President Obama then signed the legislation into law and nominated Mr. Mueller for the new two year term.
Mueller was originally appointed as FBI Director by President George W. Bush on September 4, 2001.

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Response to jh4freedom (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 02:56 PM

8. Why did Mueller get a " Special appointment " ?

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Response to Grumpy Pickle (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 03:33 PM

9. Because President Obama wanted him to stay on

And under the law, there was no way to do that without passing new legislation that allowed Congress to extend the FBI Director’s ten year term for two more years. Congress passed that legislation, Obama signed it into law and then Obama re-nominated Mueller and the Senate re-confirmed him.

Senator Rand Paul had put a hold on the confirmation vote until he interviewed Mueller personally about two terrorism suspects who had been arrested in Kentucky by the FBI. Mueller and Senator Paul met, Senator Paul lifted the hold and Mueller was re-confirmed 100-0.

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