For Immediate Release
Nov 14, 2001
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ACTIVE FBI SPECIAL AGENT FILES COMPLAINT CONCERNING OBSTRUCTED FBI ANTI-TERRORIST INVESTIGATIONS

COMPLAINS THAT SEPTEMBER 11 TERRORISTS ATTACKS MIGHT HAVE BEEN PREVENTED

FBI COULD HAVE STOPPED BIN LADEN YEARS AGO


(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch, the public interest law firm that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that an active FBI Special Agent filed a complaint last week concerning FBI/Justice Department interference in and mishandling of terrorist investigations. The FBI Special Agent, who wishes to remain anonymous at this time, alleges that he was retaliated against when he continued to push for and pursue certain terrorist investigations over the objections of his FBI and Justice Department supervisors. The FBI Special Agent, who is represented by Judicial Watch and David Schippers, Esq., filed the complaint last week with the Justice Departmentís Office of Inspector General (IG) and Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR).

Based on the evidence, the FBI Special Agent believes that if certain investigations had been allowed to run their courses, Osama bin Ladenís network might have been prevented from committing the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks which resulted in the deaths of nearly 5,000 innocents.

Judicial Watch is requesting a full scale, independent investigation into its clientís concerns and seeks to hold accountable those responsible for preventing the full investigation of terrorist activity here in the United States and abroad.

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