Nothing to see here, move along. Nevermind the fact that these letters were sent to opponents of the Patriot Act’s first draft, which would have suspended Habeus Corpus. See also this Wall Street Journal article from January 24th which exonerates Ivins – he simply did not have the means to create the silicon-coated, weaponized anthrax used in the attack.
Flashback: Government lab both source of anthrax attacks as well as false reports linking them to Iraq, Islam | Bruce Ivins, scientist set for prosecution in US anthrax attacks, ‘commits suicide’ | Anthrax Coverup: A Government Insider Speaks Out | White House Mail Sorters Anthrax-Free
The Associated Press
February 19, 2010
A person familiar with the investigation of the deadly 2001 anthrax mailings in the U.S. says the FBI has finally closed its long-running investigation.
The anthrax letters were sent to lawmakers and news organizations as the U.S. was still reeling in the weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. A person informed of the decision to close the case spoke on condition of anonymity because there was no authorization to discuss it ahead of an announcement planned later Friday by the FBI and the U.S. Justice Department.
The anthrax case was one of the most vexing investigations in U.S. history until officials announced in 2008 that the lone suspect was biodefence researcher Bruce Ivins, who killed himself as authorities prepared to indict him.
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