Who Is Rehashing the Shrinks-4-Hire Report on Bruce Ivins?

By: Sunday May 29, 2011 5:47 am

Slightly over a week after McClatchy focused new attention on evidence that Bruce Ivins may not have been able to produce the anthrax used in the 2001 attacks, and just days after Jerrold Nadler called attention to the FBI’s obfuscations about the technical data McClatchy used, the LAT has decided to ignore such technical problems [...]

The Circumstantial Case against Bruce Ivins Gets Weaker

By: Wednesday May 25, 2011 2:12 pm

It seems we’re going to be discussing anthrax in detail again. And in anticipation of those discussions, I wanted to challenge the notion that the circumstantial evidence against Ivins remains strong. The whole case depends on the FBI’s contention that a flask Ivins had–RMR-1029–was “the murder weapon.” But in fact, the FBI only has proof [...]

Why Didn’t FBI Investigate AFIP’s Role in Starting the Iraq-Anthrax Rumors?

By: Monday May 23, 2011 1:20 pm

I’ve been reading the National Academy of Sciences Anthrax Report and noted something odd in follow-up to the McClatchy report of the other day describing unexplained tin and silicon in one of the anthrax samples. (Here’s Jim White’s post on the report.) As McClatchy reported, there’s some weird data about silicon and tin in some [...]

USAMRID Lost Vials in 2003 AND 2009

By: Thursday March 24, 2011 7:57 pm

Back in 2009, I noted that a report that USAMRID had lost track of its vials of anthrax sort of undermined the entire FBI case against Bruce Ivins. One key to the FBI case against Ivins, after all, is that he had complete control over the sole flask that contained the strain of anthrax used [...]

FBI’s Shrinks-4-Hire: Stalkers Are Likely Bioterrorists

By: Wednesday March 23, 2011 12:44 pm

The FBI has linked to a redacted executive summary of the report some shrink contractors did on Bruce Ivins. While it is just the executive summary and even that is partly redacted, the report basically paints Bruce Ivins was a stalker which therefore makes him a possible bioterrorist. Unfortunately for the shrinks who did the [...]

New Standard for Justice: Innocent Until a Secret Shrink Study Proves You Guilty after Your Death

By: Wednesday March 23, 2011 6:11 am

Our country apparently has a new standard for justice: innocent until a secret study–headed by a guy who may have had some responsibility for screwing up an earlier investigation and conducted entirely after your death–finds you were psychologically capable of committing a crime. The LAT reports on a just such a report conducted on Bruce [...]

Anthrax and Blago for Breakfast

By: Friday April 23, 2010 6:59 am

I forgot to mention this yesterday. But I’m going fishing this weekend, and you’re going to be blessed with the fine hospitality of bmaz and the likker cabinet until sometime Monday. But while I’m sneaking my last Toobz fix in before Mr. EW wakes up and makes me put away the computer for the weekend, [...]

Would Obama Issue First Veto to Protect Anthrax Whitewash?

By: Tuesday March 16, 2010 5:28 am

Bloomberg is reporting that Office of Management and Budget head Peter Orszag has told the intelligence committees Obama will veto the intelligence authorization because–among other reasons–it calls for re-examining the FBI’s conspiracy theory-as-investigation summary finding that Bruce Ivins acted alone. (h/t fatster) President Barack Obama probably would veto legislation authorizing the next budget for U.S. [...]

Nadler: FBI’s Not Done on Amerithrax

By: Thursday March 4, 2010 10:01 am

I know that Rush Holt has already called for further investigation in the anthrax case, but having a Sub-Committee Chair at HJC make the same call might carry different weight. Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, reiterated his call for an independent investigation [...]

Rush Holt: Investigate the Anthrax Attacks

By: Wednesday March 4, 2009 11:59 am

Rush Holt has introduced legislation to create an investigative commission into the anthrax attack.

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