FBI’s AMERITHRAX Case just unravelled. Ex-FBI agent who directed investigation suing FBI, turns whistleblower!!!

Preface by Washington’s Blog: See also ,  and our archive of Anthrax articles.

By Meryl Nass, M.D.  Dr. Nass is  a board-certified internist and a biological warfare epidemiologist and expert in anthrax. Nass publishes Anthrax Vaccine.

Here is the Complaint, filed on April 2, 2015 alleging gross mishandling of the case on many levels, and concealment of evidence exonerating Bruce Ivins:



5. This complaint further details how Defendants’ derelict failure to perform their mandated legal duties to Plaintiff was driven by Defendants’ blinding animus toward Plaintiff for Plaintiff’s prior whistleblower reports of FBI and DOJ mismanagement of the FBI’s investigation into the anthrax attacks of 2001 (code named “AMERITHRAX”).

From pages 23 to 25:

50. In the fall of 2001, following the 9/11 attacks, a series of anthrax mailings occurred which killed five Americans and sickened 17 others. Four anthrax-laden envelopes were recovered which were addressed to two news media outlets in New York City (the New York Post and Tom Brokaw at NBC) and two senators in Washington D.C. (Patrick Leahy and Tom Daschle). The anthrax letters addressed to New York were mailed on September 18, 2001, just seven days after the 9/11 attacks. The letters addressed to the senators were mailed 21 days later on October 9, 2001. A fifth mailing of anthrax is believed to have been directed to American Media, Inc. (AMI) in Boca Raton, Florida based upon the death of one AMI employee from anthrax poisoning and heavy spore contamination in the building.

51. Executive management at FBI Headquarters assigned responsibility for the anthrax investigation (code named “AMERITHRAX”) to the Washington Field Office (WFO), dubbing it the single most important case in the FBI at that time.

52. In October 2002, in the wake of surging media criticism, White House impatience with a seeming lack of investigative progress by WFO, and a concerned Congress that was considering revoking the FBI’s charter to investigate terrorism cases, Defendant FBI Director Mueller reassigned Plaintiff from the FBI’s San Diego Field Office to the Inspection Division at FBI Headquarters and placed Plaintiff in charge of the AMERITHRAX case as an “Inspector.”While leading the investigation for the next four years, Plaintiff’s efforts to advance the case met with intransigence from WFO’s executive management, apathy and error from the FBI Laboratory, politically motivated communication embargos from FBI Headquarters, and yet another preceding and equally erroneous legal opinion from Defendant Kelley – all of which greatly obstructed and impeded the investigation.

53. On July 6, 2006, Plaintiff provided a whistleblower report of mismanagement to the FBI’s Deputy Director pursuant to Title 5, United States Code, Section 2303. Reports of mismanagement conveyed in writing and orally included: (a) WFO’s persistent understaffing of the AMERITHRAX investigation; (b) the threat of WFO’s Agent in charge to retaliate if Plaintiff disclosed the understaffing to FBI Headquarters; (c) WFO’s insistence on staffing the AMERITHRAX investigation principally with new Agents recently graduated from the FBI Academy resulting in an average investigative tenure of 18 months with 12 of 20 Agents assigned to the case having no prior investigative experience at all; (d) WFO’s eviction of the AMERITHRAX Task Force from the WFO building in downtown Washington and its relegation to Tysons Corner, Virginia to free up space for Attorney General Ashcroft’s new pornography squads; (e) FBI Director’s Mueller’s mandate to Plaintiff to “compartmentalize” the AMERITHRAX investigation by stove piping the flow of case information and walling off task force members from those aspects of the case not specifically assigned to them – a move intended to stem the tide of anonymous media leaks by government officials regarding details of the investigation. This sequestration edict decimated morale and proved unnecessary in light of subsequent civil litigation which established that the media leaks were attributable to the United States Attorney for the District of the District of Columbia and to a Supervisory Special Agent in the FBI’s National Press Office, not to investigators on the AMERITHRAX Task Force; (f) WFO’s diversion and transfer of two Ph.D. Microbiologist Special Agents from their key roles in the investigation to fill billets for an 18 month Arabic language training program in Israel; (g) the FBI Laboratory’s deliberate concealment from the Task Force of its discovery of human DNA on the anthrax-laden envelope addressed to Senator Leahy and the Lab’s initial refusal to perform comparison testing; (h) the FBI Laboratory’s refusal to provide timely and adequate scientific analyses and forensic examinations in support of the investigation; (i) Defendant Kelley’s erroneous and subsequently quashed legal opinion that regulations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) precluded the Task Force’s collection of evidence in overseas venues; (j) the FBI’s fingering of Bruce Ivins as the anthrax mailer; and, (k) the FBI’s subsequent efforts to railroad the prosecution of Ivins in the face of daunting exculpatory evidence. Following the announcement of its circumstantial case against Ivins, Defendants DOJ and FBI crafted an elaborate perception management campaign to bolster their assertion of Ivins’ guilt. These efforts included press conferences and highly selective evidentiary presentations which were replete with material omissions. Plaintiff further objected to the FBI’s ordering of Plaintiff not to speak with the staff of the CBS television news magazine 60 Minutes or
investigative journalist David Willman, after both requested authorization to interview Plaintiff.

54. In April 2008, some of Plaintiff’s foregoing whistleblower reports were profiled on the CBS television show 60 Minutes. This 60 Minutes segment was critical of FBI executive management’s handling of the AMERITHRAX investigation, resulting in the agency’s embarrassment and the introduction of legislative bills calling for the establishment of congressional inquiries and special commissions to examine these issues – a level of scrutiny the FBI’s Ivins attribution could not withstand.

55. After leaving the AMERITHRAX investigation in 2006, Plaintiff continued to publicly opine that the quantum of circumstantial evidence against Bruce Ivins was not adequate to satisfy the proof-beyond-a-reasonable doubt threshold required to secure a criminal conviction in federal court. Plaintiff continued to advocate that while Bruce Ivins may have been the anthrax mailer, there is a wealth of exculpatory evidence to the contrary which the FBI continues to conceal from Congress and the American people. The FBI vehemently opposes Plaintiff’s position.

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  • Axel



    Just these two attached Articles have that I have not fully read, and are not within the leading Whistleblower Organization, Government Accountability Project website ( and that I just viewed for the first time in many year apparently seemingly been on ‘Google’ for over two weeks and we are just hearing of this now. or ? Have not millions of people and other News Media and Main Stream News Media and millions of people, Journalist, Researchers etcetera already aware of this seemingly highly foremost and seemingly expected, Front Page as an expression seemingly highly informational and significant News Story……………………….. I did not notice of the Law Firm(s) or the Attorneys whom are seemingly alleged to be Representing this new seemingly mentioned Whistleblower Person(s) ………. ( Obviously I did not fully read the Article and I did not read Article attachments).

    I am not sure if this reply is of assistance, if not, Washington’sblog, please erase this comment and links on this page.

  • Off topic hot update! CALL CONGRESS NOW Urge them to end mass surveillance under the Patriot Act WHAT TO SAY Hi, I’m one of your constituents, and I’m calling to urge you to end the NSA’s unconstitutional mass surveillance under the Patriot Act. NSA surveillance illegally invades my privacy, along with millions of other innocent people, without making me safer.


    • Bev


      How the CIA made Google
      by Nafeez Ahmed

      INSURGE INTELLIGENCE, a new crowd-funded investigative journalism project, breaks the exclusive story of how the United States intelligence community funded, nurtured and incubated Google as part of a drive to dominate the world through control of information. Seed-funded by the NSA and CIA, Google was merely the first among a plethora of private sector start-ups co-opted by US intelligence to retain ‘information superiority.’

      The origins of this ingenious strategy trace back to a secret Pentagon-sponsored group, that for the last two decades has functioned as a bridge between the US government and elites across the business, industry, finance, corporate, and media sectors. The group has allowed some of the most powerful special interests in corporate America to systematically circumvent democratic accountability and the rule of law to influence government policies, as well as public opinion in the US and around the world. The results have been catastrophic: NSA mass surveillance, a permanent state of global war, and a new initiative to transform the US military into Skynet.


      How the CIA made Google
      by Nafeez Ahmed
      Inside the secret network behind mass surveillance, endless war, and Skynet—
      part 1


      Why Google made the NSA
      by Nafeez Ahmed
      Inside the secret network behind mass surveillance, endless war, and Skynet—
      part 2

      On a Wikipedia entry titled ‘Skynet (fictional)’, people using SAIC computers deleted several paragraphs under the ‘Trivia’ section pointing out real-world ‘Skynets’, such as the British military satellite system, and various information technology projects.

      Hagel’s departure paved the way for Pentagon officials linked to the Highlands Forum to consolidate government influence. These officials are embedded in a longstanding shadow network of political, industry, media and corporate officials that sit invisibly behind the seat of government, yet literally write its foreign and domestic national security policies whether the administration is Democrat of Republican, by contributing ‘ideas’ and forging government-industry relationships.

      It is this sort of closed-door networking that has rendered the American vote pointless. Far from protecting the public interest or helping to combat terrorism, the comprehensive monitoring of electronic communications has been systematically abused to empower vested interests in the energy, defense, and IT industries.

      The state of permanent global warfare that has resulted from the Pentagon’s alliances with private contractors and unaccountable harnessing of information expertise, is not making anyone safer, but has spawned a new generation of terrorists in the form of the so-called ‘Islamic State’ — itself a Frankenstein by-product of the putrid combination of Assad’s brutality and longstanding US covert operations in the region. This Frankenstein’s existence is now being cynically exploited by private contractors seeking to profit exponentially from expanding the national security apparatus, at a time when economic volatility has pressured governments to slash defense spending.

      According to the Securities and Exchange Commission, from 2008 to 2013, the five largest US defense contractors lost 14 percent of their employees, as the winding down of US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan led to lack of business and squeezed revenues. The continuation of the ‘Long War’ triggered by ISIS has, for now, reversed their fortunes. Companies profiting from the new war include many connected to the Highlands Forum, such as Leidos, Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman, and Boeing. War is, indeed, a racket.

      No more shadows

      Yet in the long-run, the information imperialists have already failed. This investigation is based entirely on open source techniques, made viable largely in the context of the same information revolution that enabled Google. The investigation has been funded entirely by members of the public, through crowd-funding. And the investigation has been published and distributed outside the circuits of traditional media, precisely to make the point that in this new digital age, centralized top-down concentrations of power cannot overcome the power of people, their love of truth and justice, and their desire to share.

      What are the lessons of this irony? Simple, really: The information revolution is inherently decentralized, and decentralizing. It cannot be controlled and co-opted by Big Brother. Efforts to do so will in the end invariably fail, in a way that is ultimately self-defeating.

      The latest mad-cap Pentagon initiative to dominate the world through control of information and information technologies, is not a sign of the all-powerful nature of the shadow network, but rather a symptom of its deluded desperation as it attempts to ward off the acceleration of its hegemonic decline.

      But the decline is well on its way. And this story, like so many before it, is one small sign that the opportunities to mobilize the information revolution for the benefit of all, despite the efforts of power to hide in the shadows, are stronger than ever.


      Who owns Scytl? George Soros isn’t in the voting machines, but the intelligence community is
      by Gerry Bello

      Also at http://www.maxkeiser.com/2015/04/how-america-became-an-oligarchy/comment-page-1/#comments#114mP7B4wJ5s7mua.99

      • Here is an additional read. The CIA Drug ConnectionIs as Old as the Agency December 3, 1993

        Recent news item: The Justice Department is investigating allegations that officers of a special Venezuelan anti-drug unit funded by the CIA smuggled more than 2,000 pounds of cocaine into the United States with the knowledge of CIA officials – despite protests by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the organization responsible for enforcing U.S. drug laws.


        • Bev

          It’s getting into the popular culture–when journalism is heroic:
          Kill the Messenger (2014)

          Two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner (“The Bourne Legacy”) leads an all-star cast in a dramatic thriller based on the remarkable true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb. Webb stumbles onto a story which leads to the shady origins of the men who started the crack epidemic on the nation’s streets…and further alleges that the CIA was aware of major dealers who were smuggling cocaine into the U.S., and using the profits to arm rebels fighting in Nicaragua. Despite warnings from drug kingpins and CIA operatives to stop his investigation, Webb keeps digging to uncover a conspiracy with explosive implications. His journey takes him from the prisons of California to the villages of Nicaragua to the highest corridors of power in Washington, D.C. – and draws the kind of attention that threatens not just his career, but his family and his life.

          If Jim Willie is correct, http://www.goldenjackass.com/main5.html , about the recent D.C. blackout, in addition to the above stories, then the military needs to control Langley.

    • Muhammad Abbass

      Why not go the whole nine yards and ask them to throw in a pink pony for all the girls and mini-bikes for the boys?

  • stupidamerkin

    It is absolutely amazing how much truth has come to the table in just the past few years. Light shinning on many of the real traitor criminal liers in the District of Criminals, the treasonous crimes they have committed and continue to do so with no accountability. Commit perjury and deny everything in front of CONgress and it’s all still just business as usual.

    • Muhammad Abbass

      What is more astonishing is how little difference any of it makes to anything. Every week sees a new revelation which once would have been historical in the fallout only for the media cycle to move on within days and nothing much more to be heard about any of it. The thin veneer of credibility on many of the big news stories goes un commented by the MSM as a result.

  • REMEMBER: the anthrax letters said “DEATH TO AMERICA”, “DEATH TO ISRAEL”, “ALLAH IS GREAT”. They pinned it on an American scientist. Why would an American scientist write the above on the anthrax letters? He wouldn’t. He didn’t.

    Friday, Aug 1, 2008 05:36 AM EDT

    Vital unresolved anthrax questions and ABC News

    A top U.S. government scientist, suspected of the anthrax attacks, commits suicide. ABC News knows who is responsible for false reports blaming those attacks on Iraq, but refuses to say.

    Glenn Greenwald



    • hotstiks

      Lt. Col. Philip Zack, a former employee at Ft. Detrick, was seen entering the building in the evening on a surveillance
      camera. Zack had left over allegations of harassing an Egyptian lab
      worker, who was the subject of an anonymous letter to the FBI claiming
      he was a bio-terrorist. That lab worker was a Dr. Assad, the intended patsy. Of course Zack, being Jewish, was not investigated in regards to the purloined anthrax, even though he obviously had access. The whole affair looks like a standard false-flag, with Ivins a patsy to misdirect further investigation that might not only expose Zack, but his handlers as well.

    • Muhammad Abbass

      That is so obviously and cartoonishly a false flag thing to write. Whoever did it most assuredly wanted it to look like a Muslim extremist to the average misinformed dopey Western media consumer.

      • bloggulator

        The average American consumer is led by the nose by the corporate media and doesn’t have the time to read beyond blazing headlines and the sports pages. The real “aiding and abetting” to terrorism in this case (and many others) comes directly from those who run the boardrooms in the mainstream, lapdog, Goebbels copycats corporate media.

  • FBI’s 30 Year Mafia Crime Spree Interview with Peter Lance


    The FBI Creates, Then “Foils” Terror Plots – False Flags Exposed Apr 23, 2013


    Enemies: A History of the FBI by Tim Weiner – review The ominous power and scandalous history of the FBI Stephen Holmes The Guardian, 30 March 2012


  • Flower

    The worst part of this is that it doesn’t surprise me. I wonder how many “fall guys” the FBI has on tap at any one moment? It makes me want to paraphrase Eddie Murphy’s character in “48 Hrs” – “I’m your worst nightmare. I’m a criminal with a badge.”

  • Muhammad Abbass

    Even if the whole sordid story including who really did send the letters (Zionist/NeoCons again) was to come out it would not even begin to scratch the surface of the corruption and deceit which this agency practices as a matter of course.

  • Muhammad Abbass

    Even if the whole sordid story including who really did send the letters (Zionist/NeoCons again) was to come out it would not even begin to scratch the surface of the corruption and deceit which this agency practices as a matter of course.

  • darlene

    wow i did not think they had the right guy in the first place but once again they needed a fall guy and this guy fit their bill and how WEIRD he kills himself ( hmmm ) . You do not walk out and buy this stuff on the open market , and did they not say it was WEAPONS GRADE anthrax ? Where else do you get weapons grade stuff …. well from the people who make it of course … this was a message sent to those with prying eyes ( congress ) to STFU and it worked well . tc all .