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FBI headquarters, however, rejected Minneapolis FBI field agents' repeated requests for a national security warrant to search Moussaoui's belongings after he was arrested on Aug. 16, 2001 . One agent, Harry Samit , was so convinced that Moussaoui was a terrorist that he sent scores of messages to FBI headquarters pressing for a search warrant.
It's not clear whether the FBI would have been able to trace the money and telephone calls fast enough to pre-empt the 9-11 attacks, but the decision to reject the requests for a warrant meant they never had the chance.
Instead, Moussaoui's tattered, blue spiral notebook sat in a sealed bag at an immigration office— unopened until after four hijacked jets slammed into New York's World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the Pennsylvania countryside, killing 2,972 people.
. As he was led out of the courtroom, Moussaoui clapped his hands and said, "America, you lost... I won." Judge Brinkema responded by telling him that he would "die with a whimper" and "never get a chance to speak again." According to the Associated Press, three jurors decided Moussaoui had only limited knowledge of the September 11 plot, and three described his role in the attacks as minor, if he had any role at all.