Thursday, August 11, 2005

Rep. Weldon Eyeing Clinton White House in 9/11

Personally I don't believe the Clinton White House bears significant responsibility for this. My intuition tells me the most blame worthy individual is Jamie Gorelick for her disasterous policy of not sharing information interdepartmentally with Reno and Christopher coming in a close second. I suspect also that Gorelick did some serious arm twisting with 9-11 commission members to leave out all reference to Able Danger as well as other self inciminating facts.

Rep. Curt Weldon, R-Penn., is vowing to find out who in the Clinton administration ordered a group of military intelligence officers not to tell the FBI about critical information on two 9/11 hijackers that was obtained two years before they destroyed the World Trade Center.

"What bothers me is two things," Weldon told WABC Radio's Mark Levin late Wednesday. "I'm told that that they couldn't share this information with the FBI? How far up the chain [of command] did it go? Did it go to the White House? And if so, who ordered it?"

Asked about reports that restrictions on intelligence sharing implemented by Clinton Deputy Attorney General Jamie Gorelick played a role in the disastrous intelligence breakdown, Weldon said: "I think that needs to be investigated."

"There was no reason not to share this information with the FBI," he complained, "except that the firewalls that existed back then were so severe that they wouldn't let these agencies talk to one another."

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