Robert Mueller exposed Part 3, Attorney David Schippers corroborates FBI agents 9/11 warnings, Minneapolis agents, Phoenix memo, Whistle blower warnings
“Director Mueller, along with his “yes men” supervisors at the agency, not only quashed my clients’ investigation and ignored the disloyalty of the Muslim undercover agent, but then missed the warning signs leading up to September 11 – the biggest intelligence failure in American history, even surpassing Pearl Harbor.
But shamelessly, despite this historic intelligence failure and the World Trade Center terrorist attacks that ensued, Mueller later led an effort to drum both Special Agents Wright and Vincent out of the FBI, in part by attempting to remove their security clearances, as a “reward” for their candor.”…Attorney for Special Agents Robert Wright and John Vincent
“Mueller doesn’t want the truth, he just wants Trump”…Michael Flynn new attorney, Sidney Powell
“We are being lied to on a scale unimaginable by George Orwell.”…Citizen Wells
From Chicago Magazine June 21, 2007.
“You remember David Schippers. He is the diehard Chicago Democrat hired by the Republicans to prosecute Bill Clinton’s impeachment.
He was the genial, grandfatherly man with the salt-and-pepper beard sitting at the witness table before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, the lawyer barely concealing his contempt for the President, famously peering over his eyeglasses in a dramatic pause and then declaring, “Life was so much simpler before they found that dress, wasn’t it?””
“This is what I’m thinking as his account moves on to how he met a Chicago FBI agent who says that, long before September 11th, his bosses shut down his investigation into terrorists who would later be found to have a link to Osama bin Laden. Perhaps this agent could have foiled the events of September 11th, Schippers says. He also tells me about his own efforts, based on intelligence he was receiving, to warn the federal government about the likelihood of a terrorist attack in Lower Manhattan months before the World Trade Center was destroyed. And he goes on and on and on about a former Oklahoma TV reporter who claims to have documented a link between September 11th and Oklahoma City, namely the role of bin Laden. This is the woman who in the spring of 2001 sent him the letter that got this story rolling.”
“I am not allowed to see the documents inside. Eventually he gives me the tables of contents for all the volumes, a total of 17 pages, with headings such as “Bodansky e-mails discussing Chicago terrorist training camp implicated in Oklahoma City bombing.” But that comes later. Right now, Schippers still has the binder in his hand.
“So I look at this and I think, Holy shit! You know? And I start paging through it and I see the [pre-September 11th] warning from the task force. I see these affidavits. And there’s stuff in there that nobody knows yet because if people found out, people would get dead.”
And now I’m thinking, Is he serious?
And I see that he is.”
“David Schippers is a true believer. Always has been. From his Catholic faith to his (conservative) Democratic politics to his strange cast of clients, Schippers believes. His cases become causes. He practices with the ferocity of a pugnacious defense lawyer and the righteous zeal of a hotshot prosecutor. He reveres law enforcement.”
“On September 11, 2001, Schippers was wrapping up his morning routine at the 125-year-old Northbrook home that he and his wife, Jackie, bought in 1964. He had decided to catch the 8:29 Metra train to the city, and was on his way out the door when Jackie called down to him from their upstairs bedroom.
“Dave, for God’s sake, turn on the TV!”
“And I said, ‘What?’” Schippers recalls.
“Just turn it on!” his wife commanded.
“And there’s the first building smoking. And while I watched, here comes the other [plane]. And I thought to myself, My God, this is no accident. And, of course, I knew. This should not have been a surprise.”
It wasn’t to Schippers. The Oklahoma TV reporter had warned him about a potential attack in New York City-a concern that meshed with the more general warnings he had been hearing from the Chicago FBI agent. Some of what they had to say came from intelligence sources; some came from their reading of the public record and their experience investigating terrorism. Schippers had also been gathering his own information. He spent much of the summer of 2001, he says, calling congressmen, the Justice Department, and friendly news outlets such as the Fox News Channel trying to get the word out, to little avail.
Of course, he wasn’t the only one trying to raise awareness of the terrorist threat. By now, we know all too well some of the dreadful truth about the intelligence failures leading up to the attacks. There were broad but serious warnings, such as that issued by former senators Gary Hart and Warren Rudman, cochairs of the United States Commission on National Security, in their final report on January 31, 2001: “Americans will likely die on American soil, possibly in large numbers.” And there were specifics: Minneapolis FBI agent Coleen Rowley trying in vain to get a search warrant for Zacarias Moussaoui’s laptop computer, and the memo from the FBI’s office in Phoenix suggesting that terrorists were training at U.S. flight schools.”
“Robert G. Wright Jr. is making waves. Wright, 39, joined the FBI in 1990, right out of Indiana University law school. In 1993, he was assigned to the Chicago Division Counter-Terrorism Task Force, which was investigating the Quranic Literacy Institute, a nonprofit research organization in south suburban Bridgeview that translates and publishes sacred Islamic texts. Authorities suspected the institute was funneling money to Hamas, the Palestinian terrorist group.”
“Wright says his bosses botched the job. “I just think that if there’s a means to take down a known and suspected terrorist in this country, you do it,” he said on CNN last June. “To constantly and continually ignore the criminal activity that’s taking place in this country by many of these terrorist groups and the financial empires that they had built, is just not right.”
After he was shut down-and transferred to Tinley Park to investigate white-collar crime-a deeply disgruntled Wright decided to write a book, “to legally expose the FBI’s incompetence and dereliction of duty in the terrorism arena,” he would say later. He began turning out a manuscript that would eventually grow to 500 single-spaced pages. In it, he outlined, as he would say later, “the FBI’s intentional, at times, failures to pursue the terrorists and thereby to prevent terrorist attacks.” It does not, at present, have a publisher. He titled it “Fatal Betrayals of the Intelligence Mission.”
And then he went to Schippers for help.”
“Schippers had come full circle. His theory: A Hamas front had trained Iraqis for participation in the Oklahoma City bombing. The path of Wright’s investigation had been converging with Davis’s all along. And bin Laden was behind the entire mess. Worse still, sources were saying the same conspirators were going to strike again.
Schippers shifted gears into warning mode. Repeatedly, he tried to reach Ashcroft, even using a mutual friend as intermediary. That friend happened to be Phyllis Schlafly, the anti-women’s-lib warrior. At one point, Schippers says, Schlafly told him that Ashcroft would be calling him the next day. Instead, he says, an Ashcroft underling called and told him, “You know, we don’t start investigations at the top.”
“I couldn’t get to the Attorney General,” says Schippers. “Obviously I couldn’t get to the President, although I was hoping I could.”
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Even after September 11th, Schippers has had only middling success. On September 12, 2001, Schippers called Wright and said, “‘Bob, you’ve gotta go public on this.’ He said, ‘You know what? When I came in to work this morning, I had a message that ordered me to have nothing whatsoever to do with the investigation of the 9/11 attack.’ I said, ‘My God, Bob, you’re the guy! They need your affidavit to go after bin Laden!’ He said, ‘Well, I’ve been told not to do anything.’”
Last November, Wright filed a 38-page complaint with the inspector general of the Justice Department, an internal watchdog. The complaint charges “dereliction of duty by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, failing to investigate and prosecute terrorism, and obstruction of justice in retaliating against Special Agent Robert Wright Jr.” The inspector general’s office, citing lack of resources to investigate the complaint, has referred Wright to Congress. Wright says he has been barred from that route. The FBI counters merely that Wright may not disclose classified information.”
“Two weeks later, on the day after Ashcroft announced a reorganization of the FBI, Wright appeared at a news conference (carried by C-SPAN) in Washington, D.C., and stated, “Despite the unqualified success of the investigation of the Middle Eastern terrorists, FBI management failed to take seriously the threat of terrorism in the United States. Specifically, FBI management intentionally and repeatedly thwarted and obstructed my attempts to launch a more comprehensive investigation to identify and to neutralize terrorists.””
Under Robert Mueller’s FBI:
“During March 2002, FBIHQ learned the New York Times intended to run a three day, front page story, concerning Agent Wright’s publication. In exchange for postponing the story, FBIHQ offered the New York Times reporter, Judy Miller, unprecedented access to FBIHQ and to terrorism supervisors to discuss Operation Vulgar Betrayal and Agent Wright.
Following the meeting, FBIHQ revoked the 82% approval of FBI Mission, falsely claiming it was so intertwined with classified and grand jury material. Agent Wright was not only told his manuscript could not be released to the public but, that he could not release any of it, to any member of the U.S. House of Representatives or the U.S. Senate.
The FBI never wanted this true story told by Agent Wright to anyone, particularly the American public. In fact, in order to prevent this story from being told by the New York Times, Agent Wright’s attorneys believe FBI managers provided “false and misleading information to the New York Times regarding Agent Wright and his Vulgar Betrayal investigation.” Misled members of congress and refused to provide a copy of the FBI Mission manuscript to the 9/11 Commission and U.S. Senator Richard Shelby and U.S. Senator Arlen Specter, each of whom requested a copy of the book from the FBI in letters following the 9/11 attacks.
The FBI was worried about Agent Wright’s detailed knowledge of the FBI’s terrorism failures, and his ability to tell the American public the truth. The truth about what had actually been going on within the FBI’s terrorism program prior to the 9/11 attacks, via FBI Mission. In fact, while in U.S. District Court, Peter Bloomberg, the U.S. Attorney representing the FBI, unsuccessfully argued Agent Wright should not be allowed to publish his FBI Mission manuscript, claiming:”