This whole story concocted by the FBI smells really, really bad. Are we supposed to believe this yarn? I'll try to do a bunch of posts on this because it is a completely insane story. Did it really take seven years for the FBI to finally catch Bruce Ivins, a scientist who was working with anthrax and then helping the FBI to finger Steven J. Hatfill---who just so happens was wrongly accused and smeared until he happened to fight back?
June 27: The federal government awards Hatfill $5.8 million to settle his violation of privacy lawsuit against the Justice Department.
Have you ever seen a huge settlement like that right before they catch the real killer?
Did you watch the press conference yesterday? It absolutely made no sense. The feebs made it sound like there were millions of people that could have had access to anthrax. When they were asked why it took so many years to come up with Army scientist Bruce Ivins---they looked to the universe.
Q:When did you get around to him as a suspect from March 31st in 2005?
A: It's important to remember how complex and complicated this investigation was. At the outset we had to identify the universe of persons and labs that might have access to this type of anthrax. Once we identified what type of anthrax it was, then over the years there were efforts to shrink the size of the pool...
What the hell is he talking about? I'd say the FBI was drowning in a pool of lies. Are there 8 million people and labs to check out to see who actually had anthrax? I want to see the FBI logs on this case. The day to day activity. Really, there needs to be a full investigation of this. How many hours did they spend on this case? What did they know and when did they know it? Ivins was actually helping the FBI with their own case! It's right out a serial killer novel. I'll have more later. There are so many layers to this story.
Read this NY Times story for some information...
Emptywheel has a good time line.
And Glenn Greenwald is on top of it too.