Saturday, August 1, 2009

Lawmaker 'Skeptical' Of Anthrax Results/WP

Excerpts from article by Joby Warrick and Carrie Johnson exactly one year after the death of Bruce Ivins was made public:
"Our government -- and specifically, the FBI -- suffers from a credibility gap on this issue," Rep. Rush D. Holt (D-N.J.) told an expert panel that convened in Washington this week to begin reviewing the scientific methods the FBI used to link the attacks to Bruce E. Ivins, a microbiologist who worked in the Army's chief biodefense lab at Fort Detrick, Md...

Federal prosecutors in the District and agents in the FBI's Washington Field Office had been planning to close the case in recent weeks, but the process has been delayed because of a host of legal and privacy questions.

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Congressman Holt issued a press release after the NAS meeting, most of which I have posted on the CASE CLOSED blog at ...