Why Congress MUST investigate the FBI’s anthrax case

Here’s an item from late February, re: the FBI’s closing of the anthrax case from 2001.
As Meryl Nass makes clear, there are a lot with problems with the Bureau’s case against
Bruce Ivins–and, therefore, a big problem with Obama’s recent move to shut down
any new congressional investigation (which members of the House and Senate have
been pushing for).


Federal Bureau of Invention? Anthrax Case Closed

Monday, 22 February 2010, 10:31 am
Opinion: Meryl Nass
Federal Bureau of Invention?
Microbiologist Meryl Nass Responds to FBI Closing Anthrax Case

The FBI’s report, documents and accompanying information (only pertaining to Ivins, not to the
rest of the investigation) were released on Friday afternoon… which means the FBI anticipated
doubt and ridicule. The National Academies of Science (NAS) is several months away from
issuing its $879,550 report on the microbial forensics, suggesting a) asking NAS to investigate
the FBI’s science was just a charade to placate Congress, and/or b) NAS’ investigation might be uncovering things the FBI would prefer to bury, so FBI decided to preempt the NAS panel’s report.
And here are two short pieces I wrote that summer, laying out some of the most obvious
problems that Obama now wants to bury:
“What The FBI Knows, for Bruce Ivins and for Us”
“The Justice Department, Bush Science and Our Supine Media”


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