The biggest news from a blogger chat with Patrick Leahy at the DNC today came in response to a question I threw out as we adjourned–about whether or not he was convinced with the FBI’s case in the anthrax case. We had this exchange:
emptywheel: Do you think Ivins acted alone? Are you convinced Ivins sent the anthrax letters?
Leahy: No, I’m not satisfied. I think someone was involved either before or after. I’m not satisfied with the answers I’ve gotten.
I suggested that he had seen significantly more evidence than the public had seen–he gave me a funny look; I’m not sure what that meant.
He said SJC will do a hearing with Mueller in mid-September. Leahy expects some hard questions from both Democrats and Republicans.