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  • Able Danger Blog: Of course Clinton knew about it
    Predator armed with precision video and infrared cameras to locate bin Laden Here is a quote from Clinton on p 317 also set in the same time frame Back in Washington the sense that the Unites States was dodging al Qaeda bullets rekindled the desire for a military plan to end the bin Laden problem At the end of one meeting in the Cabinet Room Clinton approached Joint Chiefs chairman Hugh Shelton and said You know it would scare the shit out of al Qaeda if suddenly a bunch of black ninjas rappelled out of helicopters into the middle of their camp It would get us enormous deterrence and show those guys we re not afraid Shelton a huge powerfully built man blanched The NSC followed up with a request for a military plan a small package that did not require using the entire 101st Airborne Division Now in his own words from p 804 of My Life referencing fall 1998 I had also asked General Shelton and Dick Clarke to develop some options for dropping commando forces into Afghanistan I thought that if we took out a couple of al Qaeda s training operations it would show them how serious we were even if we didn t get bin Laden or his top lieutenants It was clear to me that the senior military didn t want to do this perhaps because of Somalia perhaps because they would have had to send in the Special Forces without knowing for certain where bin Laden was or whether we could get our troops back out safely At any rate I continued to keep the option alive Is it just me or do all roads lead back to Able Danger posted by Supporter 2 32 AM View our Able Danger timeline Read Tony

    Original URL path: http://www.abledangerblog.com/2007/08/of-course-clinton-knew-about-it.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Able Danger Blog: Inside 9/11
    information about the existence of Able Danger the highly classified military intelligence team charged with tracking al Qaeda video of the 9 11 attack on the Pentagon and audio from Flight 93 the dissolving of the CIA s bin Laden unit the killing of al Qaeda s leader in Iraq Abu Musab al Zarqawi and recent tapes from bin Laden posted by Supporter 11 37 AM View our Able Danger timeline Read Tony Shaffer s testimony Listen to audio of the hearing Browse the hearing transcript Demand more news coverage Support a new investigation Add a banner to your site Disclaimer WWW Able Danger Blog About Us Vi is QT Monster Mike is TopDog08 Voxott is Voice of the Taciturn Email Us Contact at AbleDangerBlog Com Links Able Danger Overview Able Danger Twenty Questions Latest Able Danger Video Clips Able Danger Press Conference Able Danger Hearing Testimony Whistleblower Hearing Video Able Danger Timeline Able Danger on Google News Able Danger on Technorati Able Danger on Google Blogs Able Danger at Wikipedia Able Danger on CNN Congressman Curt Weldon Journalist Peter Lance Radiohost Dirk Thompson Intelligence Summit News Able Danger Video Links Able Danger Bloggers Related Books Related Blogs Armies of

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  • Able Danger Blog: CIA report on 9/11 due Labor Day
    agency Sen Ron Wyden D Ore a member of the Intelligence panel told The Hill shortly before the bill s signing that No one has come even close to giving a good national security argument as to why the public should be denied access to this information Wyden long had pushed for this and other transparency provisions including declassification of the intelligence budget total and a more defined role for the independent Pubic Interest Declassification Board both of which also were codified by the 9 11 legislation He and other Intelligence panel members have seen the classified CIA report but are barred by committee rules from discussing its content All I can say is that it s an extraordinarily important independent assessment written with a specific purpose to learn how we can improve our security he said Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Kit Bond R Mo who has backed Wyden and Chairman Jay Rockefeller D W Va on this issue said he hoped that the bill s passage sends a sufficient signal to the CIA Everyone else has taken their lumps and this should have been declassified a long time ago Bond said Congress ordered the report in late 2002 and Helgerson completed the bulk of the work in 2003 and 2004 when Tenet was still CIA director Following Tenet s resignation in July 2004 his successor Porter Goss reportedly stalled an internal distribution of the report s draft and asked Helgerson to make changes before it was sent to Congress In August 2005 the congressional intelligence committees received the report as well as responses from the officials cited in the text Two months later however Goss declined to follow the report s recommendation that the CIA convene accountability boards or reprimand specific individuals according to media reports Tenet Pavitt and Black did not return calls from The Hill asking for comment But when Tenet appeared on NBC s Meet the Press last May he charged that there are many pieces of this report that many of us felt were terribly flawed Questions remain as to how much the CIA will declassify The agency held lengthy negotiations with Congress over the 2003 release of the congressional 9 11 inquiry report and the 2004 report by the Senate Intelligence Committee on prewar intelligence both of which contained substantial redactions When the Senate Intelligence panel released in September 2006 two further chapters of its prewar intelligence inquiry Wyden argued that too much had been redacted Parts of these reports read like a dictionary with the definitions cut out he said at the time in a press release Wyden asked the Public Interest Declassification Board which reviews classification procedures and disputes to take up the matter The board said it would defer until it received clarification on whether it could launch a review ordered solely by Congress The 9 11 bill stipulated that the panel did indeed have that authority posted by Supporter 9 27 PM View our Able Danger timeline Read Tony

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  • Able Danger Blog: “When you don’t have either, pound the table"
    the gaze of two men seated in the gallery retired FBI agents who d been accused by prosecutors of witness intimidation for the badge flashing tactics they allegedly employed while acting as investigators for the defense The silver haired pair were present on Thursday as Bederow vainly fired away at a host of witnesses Acting as the eyes and ears of their friend and former colleague the two former agents have appeared at every hearing DeVecchio with the exception of last week has remained at his Florida home the beneficiary of a generous bail package that allows him to remain free During Downey s earlier testimony he d stressed that he never made use of the book Cover Up with the exception of identifying a few individuals he wished to contact For Lance he d been trying to find out how far the Brooklyn DA was willing to go to uncover the alleged corrupt relationship between DeVecchio and Scarpa The stakes were much higher than four local Brooklyn mob murders Lance said This has implications for national security That s what I ve been trying to get out Indeed Lance s efforts included his testimony before a closed session of the 9 11 commission whose report widely criticized both the intelligence and law enforcement communities In their effort to quash a potentially embarrassing scandal that could ve undone several maybe dozens of organized crime prosecutions Lance believes New York based FBI agents missed a far greater crime The cover up of the corrupt Scarpa Sr DeVecchio relationship led to the New York office of the FBI to bury key leads regarding al Qaeda activity in New York City that if pursued may well have aborted the September 11 attacks Lance wrote in a letter to the editor of the New York Sun Lance s November 2004 letter was written in response to a column by organized crime reporter Jerry Capeci who d erroneously criticized Lance for naming an NYPD informant who worked for the Organized Crime Investigative Division a joint NYPD FBI task force Capeci who was also called to testify by Bederow got a reprieve from taking the stand when Judge Reichbach denied the defense s subpoena request In his comments regarding Bederow s style of direct examination Lance made reference to his days as a student at Fordham Law School It was Dean Joseph McLoughlin who said When you don t have it on the law pound the facts When you don t have it on the facts pound the law When you don t have either pound the table Lance recalled after Thursday s hearing That s what we saw today an exercise in table pounding Though narrower issues of their client s guilt or innocence are expected to retake center stage once the defense calls investigators for the DA s office this week Bederow s hopes to eviscerate the case against DeVecchio remain for now unfulfilled posted by Supporter 1 32 AM View our Able Danger

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  • Able Danger Blog: Peter Lance called to testify
    been reluctant to comment on the subpoena except for a letter he wrote to Reichbach asking to be excused from taking the stand to protect his sources many of whom are high ranking intelligence officials and law enforcement personnel His attorneys have also waged a vigorous battle to keep their client off the stand citing New York state s shield law which protects journalists from divulging their sources But the subject matter of interest to Bederow and Douglas Grover DeVecchio s other defense attorney had more to do with Lance s conversations with prosecutors at the genesis of the investigation Did DA Use Book Based on Immunized Information Bederow and Grover believe that Lance based sections of his book on immunized testimony given by DeVecchio and that he provided this information to prosecutors at a meeting at the District Attorney s Jay Street headquarters in December 2005 According to yesterday s testimony by former prosecutor Downey who led the DeVecchio investigation he met with Lance at the urging of his supervisor Michael Vecchione head of the Brooklyn District Attorney s Racket s Division informed me that there was an investigative reporter Peter Lance who said that he had information about the DeVecchio case and asked me to meet with him Downey told the court on Wednesday He told us about the two books he had written the main themes of his books Downey said adding that there was no discussion of any immunized testimony by Lance or Downey at the meeting It the meeting didn t have any bearing on the investigation Downey said After admitting to an interest in the portion of Cover Up in which Lance traces the beginnings of the FBI s relationship with Scarpa the Colombo capo who allegedly used information provided by DeVecchio to rub out several enemies Downey recalled another section of interest There was a portion of Cover Up with photographs in a middle section of the book which identified individuals we would be interested in speaking with Downey said I told him Lance that I would be interested in contacting some of the persons Recalling the remark he made about the book at a press conference announcing DeVecchio s indictment Downey said I think I said something like First thing you have to do in a murder investigation is to learn who s who and Peter Lance s book was a springboard that helped us do that Bederow and Grover failed to elicit testimony from Downey during their cross examination that the indictment against their client came from immunized testimony Barring any such finding it is likely the charges against DeVecchio will stand Lance is expected to take the stand today after which Reichbach will confer with attorneys from both sides including Brooklyn Assistant District Attorneys Joe Alexis Monique Ferrell and Kevin Richardson about the possibility of other witnesses The indictment against the one time FBI agent alleges he provided information to Scarpa Sr who then allegedly used it to murder rivals

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  • Able Danger Blog: Peter Lance fights DeVecchio subpoenas
    The D A s Subpoena Lance s Affidavit in his Motion under the N Y Shield Law The Memorandum of Law prepared by attorneys at Hogan and Hartson LLP and their Reply Affidavit to the Affirmation of Mark Bederow DeVecchio s attorney posted by Supporter 5 36 AM View our Able Danger timeline Read Tony Shaffer s testimony Listen to audio of the hearing Browse the hearing transcript Demand more news coverage Support a new investigation Add a banner to your site Disclaimer WWW Able Danger Blog About Us Vi is QT Monster Mike is TopDog08 Voxott is Voice of the Taciturn Email Us Contact at AbleDangerBlog Com Links Able Danger Overview Able Danger Twenty Questions Latest Able Danger Video Clips Able Danger Press Conference Able Danger Hearing Testimony Whistleblower Hearing Video Able Danger Timeline Able Danger on Google News Able Danger on Technorati Able Danger on Google Blogs Able Danger at Wikipedia Able Danger on CNN Congressman Curt Weldon Journalist Peter Lance Radiohost Dirk Thompson Intelligence Summit News Able Danger Video Links Able Danger Bloggers Related Books Related Blogs Armies of Liberation Gary Swenchonis Sr Haft of the Spear Tom Maguire Mac Ranger Left Coaster Mudville Gazette Daily Pundit

    Original URL path: http://www.abledangerblog.com/2007/08/peter-lance-fights-devecchio-subpoenas.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Able Danger Blog: Suing all the wrong government agencies
    Delta Air Lines Inc Continental Airlines Inc and The Boeing Co asked to interview the deputy chief of the CIA s Osama bin Laden unit in 2001 and an FBI special agent assigned to the unit at that time In the FBI lawsuit the companies asked to interview a limited number of former and current FBI employees who had participated in investigations of al Qaida and al Qaida operatives before and after Sept 11 2001 posted by Supporter 9 17 PM View our Able Danger timeline Read Tony Shaffer s testimony Listen to audio of the hearing Browse the hearing transcript Demand more news coverage Support a new investigation Add a banner to your site Disclaimer WWW Able Danger Blog About Us Vi is QT Monster Mike is TopDog08 Voxott is Voice of the Taciturn Email Us Contact at AbleDangerBlog Com Links Able Danger Overview Able Danger Twenty Questions Latest Able Danger Video Clips Able Danger Press Conference Able Danger Hearing Testimony Whistleblower Hearing Video Able Danger Timeline Able Danger on Google News Able Danger on Technorati Able Danger on Google Blogs Able Danger at Wikipedia Able Danger on CNN Congressman Curt Weldon Journalist Peter Lance Radiohost Dirk Thompson Intelligence

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  • Able Danger Blog: New Updated Edition of Triple Cross
    a daft justice system Triple Cross chronicles one of the most vicious spies of our time posted by Supporter 2 56 PM View our Able Danger timeline Read Tony Shaffer s testimony Listen to audio of the hearing Browse the hearing transcript Demand more news coverage Support a new investigation Add a banner to your site Disclaimer WWW Able Danger Blog About Us Vi is QT Monster Mike is TopDog08 Voxott is Voice of the Taciturn Email Us Contact at AbleDangerBlog Com Links Able Danger Overview Able Danger Twenty Questions Latest Able Danger Video Clips Able Danger Press Conference Able Danger Hearing Testimony Whistleblower Hearing Video Able Danger Timeline Able Danger on Google News Able Danger on Technorati Able Danger on Google Blogs Able Danger at Wikipedia Able Danger on CNN Congressman Curt Weldon Journalist Peter Lance Radiohost Dirk Thompson Intelligence Summit News Able Danger Video Links Able Danger Bloggers Related Books Related Blogs Armies of Liberation Gary Swenchonis Sr Haft of the Spear Tom Maguire Mac Ranger Left Coaster Mudville Gazette Daily Pundit Myopic Zeal Political Teen Michelle Malkin INTEL DUMP Brad Blog Doctor Sanity Junk Yark Blog Free Republic Daily Kos Politically Uncorrect Previous Posts Investigating possible FBI

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