The whole case depends on the FBI’s contention that a flask Ivins had–RMR-1029–was “the murder weapon.” But in fact, the FBI only has proof that Ivins had what might be one of eight or more potential precursors to the murder weapon. Their efforts to equate the two ignore some interim steps about which they seem to have little evidence (and what they have they’re not examining very closely).
|By: emptywheel Wednesday May 25, 2011 5:51 pm|
|By: David Dayen Thursday May 12, 2011 11:45 am|
President Obama announced that he would prefer FBI Director Robert Mueller to stay on for an additional two years beyond the 10-year term he has already served. Mueller, who became director of the FBI one week before 9-11, would see his term otherwise expire September 4.
|By: emptywheel Friday April 29, 2011 12:30 pm|
By showing the parallel pursuit of two suspects, Time reveals something disturbing about our country’s pursuit of terrorists. While the President gets briefed on suspected Islamic terrorists, he doesn’t get briefed on suspected right wing terrorists.
|By: bmaz Thursday April 7, 2011 2:50 pm|
If so, and Kelly is indeed nominated, this is a contemptible plan.
|By: emptywheel Thursday February 17, 2011 5:50 pm|
A year and a half ago, I warned that if you bought certain beauty supplies — hydrogen peroxide and acetone — you might be a terrorism suspect. Shortly thereafter, John Kyl basically confirmed that the government had been tracking certain people buying hydrogen peroxide. Yesterday, FBI Director Robert Mueller did so in even more explicit terms.
|By: Jane Hamsher Sunday January 9, 2011 1:50 pm|
COMPLAINT United States District Court DISTRICT OF ARIZONA United States of America v JARED LEE LOUGHNER DOB: xx/xx/1988; United States Citizen DOCKET NO. MAGISTRATE’S CASE NO. 11-0035M Complaint for violation of Title 18 United States Code 351(c); Title 18 United States Code 1114 and 1111; and Title 18 United States Code 1114 and 1113 COMPLAINTANT’S [...]
|By: Jane Hamsher Sunday January 9, 2011 10:08 am|
Dupnik: “I think that when the rhetoric about hatred, about mistrust of government, about paranoia of how government operates, and to try to inflame the public on a daily basis 24 hours a day, 7 days a week has an impact especially on people who are unbalanced personalities to begin with.”
|By: emptywheel Thursday September 23, 2010 12:30 pm|
The Treasury Department has released its latest set of HAMP data for August, and the program is winding down with very few new trial modifications, and less in the system.
|By: emptywheel Tuesday September 21, 2010 6:10 am|
Would that the Attorney General cared more about that rule of law than chumming up to the opposition party.
|By: emptywheel Tuesday March 16, 2010 6:59 am|
Bloomberg is reporting that Office of Management and Budget head Peter Orszag has told the intelligence committees Obama will veto the intelligence authorization because–among other reasons–it calls for re-examining the FBI’s conspiracy theory-as-investigation summary finding that Bruce Ivins acted alone.