US acted to conceal evidence of intelligence failure before 9/11 - CIA vs. FBI turf war implicatedQuicklink submitted by Amanda Lang Permalink
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|Operation Foxden, delayed by turf war between the FBI and the CIA, given green light three days before the al-Qaida attacks -- The US government shut down a series of court cases arising from a multimillion pound business dispute in order to conceal evidence of a damning intelligence failure shortly before the 9/11 attacks, MPs were told. Moreover, the UK government is now seeking similar powers that could be used to prevent evidence of illegal acts and embarrassing failures from emerging in court, David Davis, the former shadow home secretary, told the Commons. The Justice and Security green paper being put forward by Ken Clarke's justice ministry has already faced widespread criticism from civil rights groups, media representatives and lawyers working within the secret tribunal system that hears terrorism-related immigration cases.|
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