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U.S. Wants Suit on Anthrax Probe Tossed

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posted on Mar, 30 2004 @ 01:04 PM
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Gotta love it. The investigation into the post 9-11 Anthrax attacks led straight back to good ol' Fort Detrick, MD., USA and it was dropped like a hot potato.

For a good long time Heir Asscroft's goons were after Dr. Steven Hatfill... Of course, it was BS. They were trying to frame him. He is now suing the Justice Dept. for damages to his finances and reputation. The government is now asking the judge to throw the case out. Big surprise.

Any wagers on whose gonna win this?

U.S. Wants Suit on Anthrax Probe Tossed

Monday March 29, 2004 9:16 PM


By JONATHAN D. SALANT

Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) - Government lawyers on Monday contended that Attorney General John Ashcroft named Dr. Steven J. Hatfill a ``person of interest'' in the 2001 anthrax attacks to dampen speculation that the bioterrorism expert was a suspect.

Deputy Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Bucholtz said ``it's clear the attorney general was trying to downplay'' federal investigators' suspicions that Hatfill sent anthrax-laced envelopes to government and media offices in October 2001.

Hatfill lawyer Mark A. Grannis scoffed at the idea the government was trying to help his client.

``Mr. Ashcroft acted to protect both the department and his own political image at the expense of Dr. Hatfill's constitutional rights,'' Grannis said at a hearing on the government's request that U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton throw out Hatfill's suit against Ashcroft and other government officials.
www.guardian.co.uk...




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