John R. Houk
© March 6, 2015
Rep. Trey Gowdy (SC-R) is the Chairman on the Select Committee on Benghazi (Benghazigate). In previous hearings in Congress I recall Gowdy reading the riot act to stupid answers and obvious answer obfuscations. So when Boehner FINALLY Ok’d a Special Investigation in an obvious Obama Administration cover-up, I was a bit excited. Of course the Dems and the Leftstream Media were extremely critical and whining that a Special Investigative Committee was even formed. SO you know there is something to hide when Obama acolytes start pitching their prevaricating two-cents.
The email below from Senator Ted Harvey which is leading the Stop Hillary PAC, he brings up the media vilification of Rep. Gowdy. AND that is the primary reason I am sharing this email. Another reason has to do with conducting private business on government emails and using private email servers apart from official secured emails that were hacked. The in-the-tank-Obama media is actually reporting on the scandalous and probably criminal usage and withholding of emails from Hillary Clinton’s private Internet servers.
Now I am reading of suspicions that the Obama White House is leaking about the private servers to derail a future presidential campaign:
Or to put the question another way, why did Hillary Clinton become the Obama administration’s bête noire this very week, the same one during which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pulled all of the world’s focus onto the issue of the administration’s negotiations with Iran?
The answer is because the two are related: This week’s tarring of Hillary Clinton is part of the White House’s political campaign to shut off debate about its hoped-for deal. It’s not hard to see why they’re anxious. With Netanyahu’s speech forcing lawmakers and editorial writers to face up to the proposed agreement’s manifest problems, the administration fears the prospect of Democrats jumping ship and signing on to Kirk-Menendez sanctions legislation that also would give Congress oversight on the deal. So far, the White House has managed to keep Democratic lawmakers in line, no matter how much they seem to question the wisdom of the proposed deal. Hillary Clinton, gearing up for a 2016 run in which she is likely to put some distance between herself and Obama’s dubious Middle East policies, is the one major national Democratic figure who can give Democrats in Congress cover.
… Secretary of State John Kerry, told reporters Thursday during a trip to Saudi Arabia that the State Department will move immediately to review the emails. … Nonetheless, Kerry warned, the process of sorting through and releasing Hillary Clinton’s personal and work-related emails will take time—presumably about the amount of time it will take to make sure the Iran deal gets through unobstructed. (Did the White House expose Hillary’s e-mails this week to protect their deal with Iran? By Allahpundit; HotAir.com; 3/6/15 1:21 pm)
More Obama throwing Hillary under the bus speculation:
… However, the scandal surrounding the former secretary of state’s use of a private, unsecured email account to conduct official business has only deepened. More importantly, signs exist that the Obama administration is trying to throw Hillary under the bus. Clinton is, of course, trying to return the favor.
Hillary Clinton has caused and weathered so many scandals before, ranging from Whitewater to Benghazi, that she evidently believes that Emailgate is just one more speed bump on her way to the Oval Office. One difference exists, however, between the current dust up and all the others. Hillary’s husband was president of the United States during most of the other scandals. The only reason she survived Benghazi is that it had to be swept under the rug to ensure Barack Obama’s reelection in 2012.
Now Clinton is in private life and the president of the United States, by all accounts, detests her and her husband. The White House is distancing itself from the former secretary of state, claiming that it just found out about her email practices along with everyone else. It does not pass the laugh test, but that is the official story. (Obama throwing Hillary Clinton under the bus over Emailgate; By Mark Whittington; Examiner.com; 3/5/15 10:17 AM MST)
As wickedly Leftist that both Obama and Hillary are neither are stupid. I suspect if Obama is clandestinely throwing Hillary under the bus then I also suspect Hillary isn’t simply going to the middle of the street for the bus to run her over. Mr. and Mrs. Clinton have managed to dodge as many scandals as Obama if not even more. If you think the Clintons are merely lucky or actually clean from the multiple scandals you would be greatly mistaken. If Hillary goes down, you know she’ll pull Obama under the bus with her or even twist around to become Teflon like her hubby and still throw Obama under the bus.
As to the email below highlighting the obstructions and walls set up by Dems and the Leftstream media, Rep. Gowdy probably has his best opportunity to crack Benghazigate open due to the dissension among the pack of Leftist hyenas.
Now allow me to warn you about this email. As informative as it is it appears to me that the Stop Hillary PAC feels the need to ramp-up some fund raising. Every single link in the email story itself collects your email and then sends you to a donation web page. On a personal level I would love to chip in some do to the worthy cause to derail Hillary; however I am one lonely blogger that can’t spare the extra dough at the moment. If you are in my boat you may wish to not click any of the ten links that eventually leads you to a donation page. BUT Senator Harvey’s message is very valid. Trust me, both the Obama acolytes and the Hillary acolytes do not want any success from the GOP managed House Select Committee on Benghazi. So if you don’t trust the Stop Hillary PAC, find a group – social or political – to either donate money or time in spreading the support for answers exposing the cover-up.
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Emergency Update — Trey Gowdy
By Senator Ted Harvey
Sent: 3/6/2015 11:57 AM
Sent by Stop Hillary PAC
You know House Republicans finally created a select committee to investigate the Benghazi attacks — and the deaths of four Americans.
South Carolina Republican Congressman Trey Gowdy is leading the investigation.
And he has come under tremendous attack from Hillary Clinton, her campaign apparatus, and the left wing elite media – he needs your immediate support.
That’s why I’m leading the charge to support Trey Gowdy. Will you please stop what you are doing right now, and pledge your support by signing your “Statement of Support for Congressman Trey Gowdy?”
You and I both know Congressman Gowdy has shown a talent for tough questioning of administration officials. The select committee under Trey Gowdy’s leadership was the first to discover Hillary’s use of her own hidden/personal email server.
It’s only taken Gowdy a few months to find what other investigations were unable to reveal after years of “oversight.” Perhaps, finally…Americans will find the truth out about the Benghazi attacks. That is…only if we can keep the committee doors open.
As you know, previous attempts to uncover the truth were met with stonewalling by Hillary Clinton and Obama administration apologists.
Make no mistake: this stonewalling has EVERYTHING to do with protecting Hillary Clinton’s chances of becoming President in 2016. You could hear the desperation in Hillary’s own voice when she shrilly yelled, “WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE!!!!” at an earlier fact-finding hearing.
When it comes to going after Bill and Hillary Clinton, you can never hope to defeat them in the news media — the elite media loves them. And the Clintons and their friends in the news media will do everything they can to discredit and Trey Gowdy and his Committee investigating Benghazi.
That’s why you and I — and the American people — must stand up and stand behind Trey Gowdy and the efforts of his committee.
Clearly, Hillary Clinton and those surrounding her think the deaths of four brave Americans makes no difference. Clinton simply cannot be troubled with anything that might stain the red carpet that has been rolled out for her Presidential run by the liberal elite and their accomplices in the media.
John, now that Trey Gowdy’s Congressional fact-finding mission has begun to uncover the truth…Gowdy is under tremendous attack from Hillary and the Left, squarely in the crosshairs of the Clintons and their political war machine.
Gowdy needs your immediate support. Democrats are going all out to shut down the Benghazi hearings.
Let me explain:
ü Democrat leaders in Congress are pressuring the House Administration Committee to tarnish the Benghazi panel’s credibility by questioning the committee’s spending in an effort to cripple and even SHUT DOWN Trey Gowdy’s Select Committee on Benghazi.
ü In an attempt to prevent Hillary Clinton from testifying, ranking Democrat members of the panel sent Chairman Gowdy a blistering round of letters accusing him of showmanship and improper hearing procedures.
That’s why Stop Hillary PAC is leading the effort to build a grassroots army to defend and support Congressman Trey Gowdy’s efforts to uncover the truth.
This effort starts with your signed personalized “Statement of Support for Congressman Trey Gowdy.” Will you sign so that I can personally deliver your signature along with hundreds -of-thousands of others to Congressman Gowdy’s committee and let Congressman Gowdy know you have his back?
Remember, those that dared to uncover the truth about the Monica Lewinsky/Bill Clinton affair and Clinton’s lies under oath about it? The Clinton’s and their friends in the media methodically destroyed the careers and reputations of those that dared to lead the impeachment proceedings, including Congressman Bob Livingston, Bob Barr, Henry Hyde, Newt Gingrich, Helen Chenoweth, and Dan Burton.
Bottom line? If Americans want Congressman Gowdy to uncover the truth about Benghazi and Hillary’s role in it, Gowdy will need our support. So please, take just a second of your time to sign the “Statement of Support for Congressman Trey Gowdy.”
Here are just a few examples of the attacks on Trey Gowdy so far by the Clinton apologists:
ü Gowdy is a lunatic: Left-wing publication Mother Jones has called Gowdy a lunatic because he is a “tea-party true believer.”
ü Gowdy is politicizing Benghazi: Democrat Campaign chief, Congressman Steve Israel, and Nancy Pelosi are accusing Gowdy of politicizing Benghazi saying, “House Republicans are spending all their time trying to invent new ways to politicize the Benghazi tragedy.”
ü Gowdy is stupid and confused: Ranking Democrat member Elijah Cummings believes Trey Gowdy is stupid and confused saying, “I do not understand what the House Republicans are doing on Benghazi, and apparently they don’t either.”
ü Gowdy’s hair is unacceptable: MSNBC is attacking Gowdy’s hair. That’s right, far-left cable news outfit MSNBC is even attacking Gowdy’s hair — mocking his hair as “unkempt, multi-directional silver locks.”
These are just a few of the outrageous attacks Trey Gowdy is experiencing on a daily basis.
That’s why your personalized “Statement of Support for Congressman Trey Gowdy” is so important. Please click here immediately and let Congressman Gowdy know you have his back.
We need to let him know he has the support of Americans across the country and that we will have his back when faced with the mudslinging onslaught that is sure to come his way.
If Congressman Gowdy can finally uncover the truth, then, perhaps we can stop Hillary once and for all…because, she MUST BE STOPPED.
And in order to achieve that goal, WE NEED YOU ON OUR TEAM TODAY.
Here’s how you can help:
1. First, go here and sign the “Statement of Support for Congressman Trey Gowdy.“ It’s important that Congressman Gowdy knows that we have his back.
2. Tell your friends! Please forward this email to every friend or family member that agrees with you that we MUST stop Hillary tomorrow by supporting Congressman Trey Gowdy today. Also, post on facebook, twitter, and every other social media outlet to spread the word.
3. Make a donation. We simply cannot achieve our goals without building a substantial war chest. Hillary and pro-Hillary PAC’s have already raised millions to propel her to office. We MUST match that dollar for dollar. So, please, make a donation today. If you can afford a donation of $50, $100, $250, $500 or more, I would encourage you to do so today. However, a smaller symbolic donation of $20.16 will go a long way in helping pay for our efforts.
[Reader]… the choice is clear. Do we want our next President to be a solid conservative Republican with a fresh and vibrant voice to lead our country? Or do we want the ultra-liberal, retread that is Hillary Clinton?
Please, don’t delay, join our team by signing the “Statement of Support for Congressman Trey Gowdy” and making a donation today.
Senator Ted Harvey
P.S. Trey Gowdy is our best hope to finally get the answers Americans deserve, but he needs our help now more than ever. Chip in just $5 (or more if you can afford it) so we’ll have the funds to support Gowdy and protect him from the Clinton media machine as he digs to clear the federal stonewall!
Benghazigate, Gowdy, Hillary and Obama
John R. Houk
© March 6, 2015
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Edited by John R. Houk
May 4, 2013
I’m trying to catch up a bit in sharing the emails of Tony Newbill. Enjoy the different perspective.
JRH 5/4/13 (cross posted from SlantRight 2.0)
Sent: 4/21/2013 10:54 AM
Boston bombers: FBI hunting 12-strong terrorist “sleeper cell” linked to brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
The FBI was last night hunting a 12-strong terrorist “sleeper cell” linked to the Boston marathon bomb brothers.
Police believe Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were specially trained to carry out the devastating attack.
More than 1,000 FBI operatives were last night working to track down the cell and arrested a man and two women 60 miles from Boston in the hours before Dzhokhar’s dramatic capture after a bloody shootout on Friday.
A source close to the investigation said: “We have no doubt the brothers were not acting alone. The devices used to detonate the two bombs were highly sophisticated and not the kind of thing people learn from Google.
“They were too advanced. Someone gave the brothers the skills and it is now our job to find out just who they were. Agents think the sleeper cell has up to a dozen members and has been waiting several years for their day to come.”
A specialist team of CIA and FBI interrogators was yesterday flown to a Boston hospital to grill wounded Dzhokhar, 19, about the secret group. The University of Massachusetts student was … Read the Rest
SlantRight Editor: I realize the Daily Mirror bills itself as a tabloid newspaper; nonetheless I find it interesting that as of April 21 the Mirror Online was reporting they had info that the FBI and the CIA believe there was a “secret group” behind the Tsarnaev brothers Islamic terrorist moment. While the Mirror was reporting their info on a “secret group” the American public was told Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev acted alone without outside help in killing and maiming spectators at the Boston Marathon. Unless the Mirror was blowing smoke it signifies further incompetence by the Obama Administration in disseminating the truth to the American people.
Tony Newbill: OK, We need DHS Napolitano to Step Down due to her National Security Policies NOW!!!!!! She has disenfranchised the Conservative Unjustly by claiming it was Right Wing extremists that did the Boston bombing instead of DOING HER JOB of Staying Neutral and without PC conflicting her Judgment!!!!! She took her Eye off the TRUTH and we the People have been put in danger and the Boston Bombing Proves this NOW and people should demand her resignation NOW!!!!!
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said intelligence reports highlighting the potential terrorist threats posed by right wing extremists groups are “not accusations, they’re assessments.”
The report, which states that right wing extremist groups could use the nation’s poor economy and the election of the country’s first black president as recruiting tools, has come under fire from Republicans who say the Obama administration is unfairly singling out conservatives and military veterans.
But Napolitano said the reports are “not intended to infringe on anyone’s constitutional rights by any stretch,” during an appearance on CBS’ The Early Show Thursday.
And also all MSM that are Reporting a Political Agenda need to be freely termed as Propagandists based on National Security not being their Primary Objective!!!!!!
Chris Matthews blames radical right for Boston Marathon bombings
Leave it to MSNBC’s Chris Matthews to make the most ridiculous comments about who was behind Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings.
“Normally, domestic terrorist people tend to be on the far right, although that’s not a good category,” Matthews said on Monday’s show. “Extremists, let’s call them that. Do they advertise after they do something like that? Do they try to get credit as a group or do they just hate America so much, or its politics, or its government, that they just want to do the damage – that they don’t care if they get public credit if you will.”
As if that wasn’t enough, Matthews then goes on to blame those who have a vendetta against the Kennedy family for the bombings, as it was thought at one point Monday that a fire at the JFK Presidential Library just outside downtown Boston may have been related as well.
CNN Analyst: ‘Right-Wing Extremists’ Could Be Behind Boston Marathon Bombing
Less than two hours after the horrific bombing at the Boston Marathon, CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen was already speculating that “right-wing extremists” could be behind the attack. He told CNN anchor Jake Tapper:
I’m reminded of Oklahoma City, which was a bombing, which was initially treated as a gas explosion. First reports are often erroneous.
Then Bergen went on to offer up this “first” report:
Once the device — if it is a device — is found; what kind of explosives were used. So for instance, if it was hydrogen peroxide, this is a signature of al Qaeda. If it was more conventional explosives, which are much harder to get hold of now — that might be some other kind of right-wing extremist. … We’ve also seen, for instance, right-wing groups trying to attack the Martin Luther King parade in Oregon in 2010.
Ok So whose is telling the truth about …?
Sent: 4/21/2013 11:46 AM
Ok So whose is telling the truth about how many Bombs were found at the Boston marathon finish line and who is responsible???
First we have this Story by AP Newswire on how many Bombs were found at Boston race finish line:
Quote from a US Intelligence Official:
“As many as two unexploded bombs were also found near the end of the 26.2-mile course as part of what appeared to be a well-coordinated attack, but they were safely disarmed, according to a senior U.S. intelligence official, who also spoke on condition of anonymity because of the continuing investigation”.
Then we have this Reuters Article saying the exact Opposite, so WHO’S Telling the Truth?????
Only two bombs found in Boston Marathon attack
Richard Deslauriers, FBI special agent in charge of the investigation, declined to name any people being interviewed in the case.
White House officials and investigators said it was too early to say whether the Boston attacks were carried out by a foreign or home-grown group, or to identify a motive.
Dispelling earlier reports of as many as seven devices being found around Boston, Gene Marquez, assistant special agent in charge for the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, said authorities had determined that the only bombs deployed in the attack were the two that detonated shortly before 3pm ET (1900 GMT) on Monday.
And then we have this: Boston bombers: FBI hunting 12-strong terrorist “sleeper cell” linked to brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
So they want us all to give up our GUNS????
IMPORTANT – Lieutenant Colonel Potter 4-17-13
Sent: 4/22/2013 11:33 PM
This will Create a One Star Flag, One Class Society…
Sent: 4/23/2013 9:29 AM
This will Created a One Star Flag One Class Society out of the USA faster than anything else…. because we have no Tool and Die Industrial base left to Manufacture and create competing products with as we have outsourced our manufacturing down to just an assembly Plant of Foreign Imported parts. Once the BRICS in this Story build the Resistance to the Dollar as the World’s Trade Currency, USA parts Imports will skyrocket and CRUSH the USA Domestic markets and the US Consumers right with it!!!!
Late last month, leaders from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – the so-called BRICS – announced they were forming their own development bank to assist other emerging economies. The yet-to-be-named bank is expected to compete with the World Bank and the International Monetary fund, two institutions with power structures based firmly in the United States and Europe.
The announcement also serves as yet another sign that the world economy is quickly evolving to a place where United States global economic dominance is being challenged by regional interests. Since the end of World War II, the United States was the driver of global monetary policy. When the Federal Reserve acted, the world listened and reacted.
Now, according to officials from the BRICS nations, emerging countries are trying to insulate themselves from the market shocks caused by the United States and Europe. They no longer trust the West to do the right thing. They’re forming their own “union” to create stability that the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the Fed have been unable to provide.
Beck Breaks Exclusive Information on Saudi National Once Considered a Person of Interest in Boston Bombings
Sent: 4/23/2013 12:34 PM
Oh Boy this just keeps getting worse and worse……
Monday morning Glenn Beck laid out what he knows about the Saudi connection to the Boston marathon bombings. It is a story that the mainstream media has all but completely ignored, though Beck says TheBlaze’s Chief Content Officer Joel Cheatwood reached out to numerous other networks in an effort to get the story out. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano refused to acknowledge the story even existed when questioned by Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) last Friday.
They are Going to Cause us All to Starve to Death!!!!!
Sent: 4/24/2013 8:41 AM
Oh Man This Just Keeps Getting Worse and Worse for POTUS
Sent: 4/25/2013 12:08 PM
In an April 20 post, “What about that other Boston bombings suspect, the Saudi national?,” I tried to follow up on the mysterious “Saudi national” — that his name is said to be Abdul Rahman Al-harbi (or variants thereof); that he was admitted into the United States on a student visa even though he shouldn’t have been allowed into our country; that he seems to have powerful connections in Saudi Arabia; that FLPOS Michelle had visited him in the Boston hospital; and that the federal government first had said he would be deported (on April 23) as a threat to U.S. national security, then DHS chief Janet Napolitano denied it.
Much of this was repeated by Glenn Beck in his supposedly earth-shattering exposé of Al-harbi. (See “What Beck revealed about Boston bombings’ mysterious Saudi national,” April 22, 2013.).
Holt also alerts us to the evidence below of Alharbi, who is on a terrorist watchlist, having visited the White House several times since 2009.
Judge Jeanine Pirro should be the Next President of the USA!!!!!!!
Sent: 4/28/2013 8:13 AM
If you want to Fix the Corruptions that Conflict the US Constitution’s ability to represent Human Liberty then we need a Judge that Knows what this Means don’t you think?????
Think what Kind of SCOTUS appointments this Judge if President would appoint to the bench!!!!!
And If you want to get to the Bottom of the Foreign Policy fiascoes like Benghazi and bring some Real Solutions to USA diplomatic affairs I bet this Judge if elected to POTUS would Get the Job Done!!!!
Fox News VIDEO: Judge Jeanine to ‘mother of jihadis': We don’t want you here
Youtube Video Version: Judge Jeanine Pirro Slams Jihad Mom: “Lady, You Shouldn’t Be Allowed Here
FBI Report Implicates Saudi Government in 9/11
Sent: 4/30/2013 9:59 AM
SlantRight Editor: Tony Newbill sent the above ZeroHedge.com link without comment. The information is so shocking I believe there is no comment because the article MUST be read! The article is a bit lengthy making this already long post longer; NEVERTHELESS I have to cross post it. READ HOW THE U.S. GOVERNMENT DISCOVERED Saudi State terrorism involvement with 9/11 and has did absolutely nothing about the connected dots. This travesty involves both the Bush Administration and the Obama Administration. The probable reason for the joint Republican-Democrat collusion to cover-up salient 9/11 attack details are because Saudi Arabia is the current king of global petroleum crude.
FBI Report Implicates Saudi Government in 9/11
Submitted by George Washington
04/29/2013 17:01 -0400
Contrary to the official narrative, 9/11 was state-sponsored terror. The only question is which state sponsored it.
A 9/11 Commissioner and Co-Chair of the Congressional Inquiry into 9/11 say in sworn declarations that the Saudi government is linked to the 9/11 attacks.
This week, the Miami Herald provided more evidence of a Saudi link:
A Saudi family who “fled” their Sarasota area home weeks before 9/11 had “many connections” to “individuals associated with the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001,” according to newly released FBI records.
One partially declassified document, marked “secret,” lists three of those individuals and ties them to the Venice, Fla., flight school where suicide hijackers Mohamed Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi trained. Accomplice Ziad Jarrah took flying lessons at another school a block away.
Atta and al-Shehhi were at the controls of the jetliners that slammed into the twin towers of New York’s World Trade Center, killing nearly 3,000 people. Jarrah was the hijacker-pilot of United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed in a field in rural Pennsylvania.
The names, addresses and dates of birth of the three individuals tied to the flight school were blanked out before the records were released to BrowardBulldog.org amid ongoing Freedom of Information Act litigation.
The information in the documents runs counter to previous FBI statements. It also adds to concerns raised by official investigations but never fully explored, that the full truth about Saudi Arabia and the 9/11 attacks has not yet been told.
The documents are the first released by the FBI about its once-secret probe in Sarasota. Information contained in the documents flatly contradicts prior statements by FBI agents in Miami and Tampa who have said the investigation found no evidence connecting the al-Hijjis to the hijackers or the 9/11 plot.
Concerned residents in the gated community of Prestancia tipped the FBI, shortly after the 9/11 attacks, to the al-Hijjis’ sudden departure in late August 2001. The family left behind three cars, clothes, furniture, diapers, toys, food and other items.
[A] counterterrorism officer and Prestancia’s former administrator, Larry Berberich, both said an analysis of gatehouse security records — log books and snapshots of license tags — had determined that vehicles either driven by or carrying several of the future hijackers had visited the al-Hijji home.
Phone records revealed similar, though indirect, ties to the hijackers, said the counterterrorism officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
An April 16, 2002, FBI report says “repeated citizen calls” led to an inspection of the home by agents of the Southwest Florida Domestic Security Task Force.
That person and a second individual were said to be flight students at Huffman Aviation — the flight school at the Venice Municipal Airport attended by hijackers Atta and al-Shehhi.
The third person on the list “lived with flight students at Huffman Aviation” and was “arrested numerous times by the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office,” the report says.
A notice on the document indicates the censored information regarding the three individuals associated with the terrorist attacks is scheduled to remain classified for another 25 years — until March 14, 2038.
Al-Hijji, who following 9/11 worked for the Saudi oil company Aramco in England, could not be reached by phone or email last week. Aramco staff said there was no longer anyone by that name in the London office.
The FBI documents also disclose that Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., queried Attorney General Eric Holder and FBI Director Robert Mueller about the Sarasota investigation six days after its existence was disclosed in Broward Bulldog/Miami Herald story.
Similarly, Weich denied an assertion by then Sen. Bob Graham of Florida that the FBI had not turned over its Sarasota records to Congress. The bureau, he stated, made all of its records available and suggested they may have been overlooked by investigators.
The documents the FBI has released do not mention other known aspects of the Sarasota investigation, including information provided to the FBI by al-Hijji’s former friend, Wissam Hammoud.
Hammoud, 47, is a federal prisoner classified by the U.S. Bureau of Prisons as an “International Terrorist Associate.” He is serving a 21-year sentence for weapons violations and attempting to kill a federal agent and a witness in a previous case against him.
[S]hortly after his 2004 arrest, Hammoud told agents that al-Hijji considered Osama bin Laden a “hero,” may have known some of the hijackers, and once introduced Hammoud to fugitive al-Qaeda leader and ex-Miramar resident Adnan Shukrijumah.
When reached last year, al-Hijji acknowledged having known Hammoud well. He did not, however, respond to a question about Hammoud’s allegations and said Shukrijumah’s name did not “ring a bell.”
Other FBI documents about Sarasota are known to exist, but were not released, including a report Graham says he read last year but can’t discuss because it is classified.
The [Broward] Bulldog’s FOIA lawsuit asks U.S. District Judge William Zloch to order the FBI to produce all records of its Sarasota investigation, including the records seen by Graham.
The Daily Beast reported last year:
The FBI-led investigation in Sarasota reportedly focused on Saudi millionaire Abdulaziz al-Hijji and his wife, Anoud. Their upscale home was owned by Anoud al-Hijji’s father, Esam Ghazzawi, an adviser to Prince Fahd bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, the nephew of King Fahd.
An FBI informant hosted and rented a room to two hijackers in 2000. Specifically, investigators for the Congressional Joint Inquiry discovered that an FBI informant had hosted and even rented a room to two hijackers in 2000 and that, when the Inquiry sought to interview the informant, the FBI refused outright, and then hid him in an unknown location, and that a high-level FBI official stated these blocking maneuvers were undertaken under orders from the White House. As the New York Times notes:
Senator Bob Graham, the Florida Democrat who is a former chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, accused the White House on Tuesday of covering up evidence ….The accusation stems from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s refusal to allow investigators for a Congressional inquiry and the independent Sept. 11 commission to interview an informant, Abdussattar Shaikh, who had been the landlord in San Diego of two Sept. 11 hijackers.
The 2 hijackers were Saudis. Indeed, 15 of the 19 9/11 hijackers were Saudis.
The Daily Beast reported last year:
In San Diego, allegations of links between the Saudi government and the 9/11 hijackers revolve around two enigmatic Saudi men: Omar al-Bayoumi and Osama Basnan, both of whom have long since left the United States.
Al-Bayoumi had previously worked for the Saudi government in civil aviation (a part of the Saudi defense department), and was alleged by many San Diego Muslims to be an agent for the Saudi government who reported on the activities of Saudi-born students living in Southern California.
In early 2000, al-Bayoumi invited two of the hijackers, Khalid Almihdhar and Nawaf Alhazmi, to San Diego from Los Angeles. He told authorities he met the two men by chance when he sat next to them at a restaurant.
As Newsweek reported in 2002, al-Bayoumi’s invitation was extended on the same day that he visited the Saudi Consulate in Los Angeles for a private meeting.
Al-Bayoumi arranged for the two future hijackers to live in an apartment near the San Diego Islamic Center mosque and paid $1,500 to cover their first two months of rent.
When asked not long after the 9/11 attacks about al-Bayoumi’s possible involvement, San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore, then the San Diego head of the FBI, told this reporter that there was no evidence al-Bayoumi played a role.
But a former top FBI official later told Newsweek, “We firmly believed that [al-Bayoumi] had knowledge [of the 9/11 plot].”
After 9/11, al-Bayoumi was detained by New Scotland Yard while living in the U.K. Gore said the FBI sent agents to London to interview him, but he was released a week later and allowed to return to Saudi Arabia.
Newsweek reported that classified sections of the congressional 9/11 inquiry indicated that the Saudi Embassy in London pushed for al-Bayoumi’s release.
Where is al-Bayoumi now? “I can’t say too much, but what I can tell you is that he is still alive and living in Saudi Arabia,” says Graham.
As for Basnan, whom Graham calls “Bayoumi’s successor,” Newsweek reported that he received monthly checks for several years totaling as much as $73,000 from the Saudi ambassador to the United States, Prince Bandar, and his wife, Princess Haifa Faisal.
The checks were sent because Basnan’s wife, Majeda Dweikat, needed thyroid surgery, Newsweek and other media outlets reported. But Dweikat inexplicably signed many of the checks over to al-Bayoumi’s wife, Manal Bajadr. This money allegedly made its way into the hands of hijackers Almihdhar and Alhazmi, according to the congressional report.
At a post-9/11 gathering in San Diego, Basnan allegedly called the attack “a wonderful, glorious day” and celebrated the hijackers’ “heroism,” a law-enforcement official told Newsweek.
Despite all this, he was ultimately allowed to return to Saudi Arabia ….
Another man who might have helped investigators get to the bottom of this mystery is Abdussattar Shaikh, a longtime FBI asset in San Diego who was friends with al-Bayoumi and invited two of the San Diego-based hijackers to live in his home.
However, Shaikh was not allowed by the FBI or the Bush administration to testify before the 9/11 Commission or the JICI.
“For me, that was the low point of the [JICI] investigation,” says Graham. “Bayoumi introduced the hijackers to Shaikh, who clearly knew a lot, but the FBI, who had Shaikh in protective custody, seemed to care more about protecting their asset than allowing us to find out what he knew about 9/11.”
During roughly the same period after the 9/11 attacks, San Diego FBI agent Steven Butler alerted his superiors about a flow of money from Saudi government officials that had made its way into the hands of two of the San Diego-based hijackers, according to U.S. News & World Report. But the warning was ignored.
“Butler is claiming that people [in the FBI] didn’t follow up,” a congressional source told U.S. News & World Report. Another congressional source told U.S. News: “Butler saw a pattern, a trail, and he told his supervisors, but it ended there.”
The investigation into the Saudi government’s alleged connections to the hijackers seemed to end there. Arguably the greatest crime mystery of our time has become a cold case.
[The Co-Chair of the Congressional Inquiry into 9/11 and former Head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Bob Graham] believes the Bush administration protected the Saudis during the 9/11 inquiry [and] wonders why the Obama administration hasn’t reopened the investigation and sought answers.
“Perhaps they feel that we can’t afford to irritate the Saudis, especially with oil prices going up now,” he says. “I don’t know. Someday, I do believe we will get to the bottom of 9/11 and the Saudi government connections.”
Indeed, a U.S. congressman for 6 years, who is now a talking head on MSNBC (Joe Scarborough), says that – even if the Saudi government backed the 9/11 attacks – Saudi oil is too important to do anything about it:
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