What Was the FBI Doing with Known 9/11 Terrorist?
October 6, 2014
Internal documents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation released recently show there may have been more breakdowns and a rift among agencies protecting the nation from terror.
Judicial Watch obtained the documents under a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the FBI.
"We thought something was up with the FBI and (Anwar) al-Awlaki - his ties to the 9/11 attack. We also had suspicions based on other reports that he was being used by the FBI or someone in our federal government as an asset. And the information has been astonishing," Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said.
Fitton said documents show al Awlaki bought the airline tickets for the 9/11 terrorists and he was a spiritual advisor to some of the hijackers.
"The FBI was in email contact with al-Awlaki, refused to help the 9/11 Commission talk to him. Al-Awlaki was sending the FBI emails complaining about the press he was getting. Why is this guy talking to the FBI?" Fitton asked.
"My concern is the FBI has yet to be held accountable for withholding this information from the American people, answering questions - what exactly they were doing with this known terrorist," Fitton said.