Elder Patriot – Dan Christensen of FloridaBulldog.com is exactly that, a bulldog. Approximately a week ago Christensen raised new questions about the special counsel investigating President Trump, Robert Mueller following the release of new information ordered by a Florida court.
The new document – a document index created in late November by the FBI at the direction of U.S. District Judge William J. Zloch of Fort Lauderdale – reveal then-FBI Director Mueller’s involvement in the release of deceptive official statements concerning a Saudi family living in Sarasota Florida who had aided and abetted multiple terrorists prior to the 9/11 attacks.
According to Christensen:
“The misleading statements, issued by FBI officials in Miami and Tampa, were made within days of a September 2011 Florida Bulldog story disclosing the existence of the investigation and reporting that Congress had been kept in the dark about it.
“The statements sought to discredit the story, asserting that agents had found no connection between the Sarasota Saudi family and the 9/11 plot. In fact, the FBI’s own files contained at least three reports that said the opposite: that agents found “many connections” between the family and “individuals associated with the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001.” The FBI released those reports later amid continuing Freedom of Information (FOI) litigation brought by Florida Bulldog.”
Saudis Abdulaziz and Anoud al-Hiijjii abruptly left their home located at 4224 Escondito Circle two weeks before 9/11. The couple left behind their cars, clothes, furniture, jewelry and other personal items. The ensuing inactivity at the house raised suspicions of their neighbors and an investigation ensued.
According to the Sarasota Herald Tribune three of the four men who piloted planes on Sept. 11 attended flight schools in nearby Venice and lived with the al-Hiijjii family until shortly before the attacks. Two of them, Sept. 11 mastermind Mohammed Atta and Ziad Jarrah, were found to have visited the Saudi family based on photos of their license plates taken at the security gate and information the men gave gate guards.
In what was apparently commonplace with Mueller’s FBI, the investigation was not reported to Congress and was purged from the official 9/11 Commission Report despite the preponderance of pertinent information.
A counterterrorism officer, who spoke on condition that his identify not be disclosed, said agents went on to make some troubling discoveries: Phone records and the Prestancia gate records linked the house, as well as a home of another Saudi family, the Ghazzawi’s, also on Escondito Circle to the hijackers.
They hadn’t only discovered links to Atta and his hijack pilots, the agent said, but also to 11 other terrorist suspects, including Walid al-Shehhri, one of the men who flew with Atta on the first plane to strike the World Trade Center.
The counterterrorism agent said that Ghazzawi and al-Hiijjii had been on a watch list at the FBI, and that a U.S. agency involved in tracking terrorist funds was interested in both men even before 9/11.
Apparently Mueller wanted to obscure as much of the Saudi’s involvement in 9/11 as he could. Why would that be?
In early February of 2013, while he was still the FBI director he hosted a coalition of Islamist apologists and propagandists at F.B.I. headquarters that included the Muslim Brotherhood. As you may recall the Muslim Brotherhood had been responsible for the violent overthrow and death of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
According to documents obtained by Judicial Watch through a FOIA request, Mueller assured the Islamic groups in attendance that the agency had ordered the removal of presentations and curricula on Islam from FBI offices around the country that were deemed “offensive.”
NPR also reported that, “The FBI had completed a review of offensive training material and had purged 876 pages and 392 presentations, according to a briefing provided to lawmakers.”
Mueller’s exoneration of the Muslim Brotherhood came after he had described the organization as a group that supports terrorism in the US and overseas.
Essentially, Mueller empowered terrorist propaganda front groups like the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) to purge the words “radical Islamic terrorism” from FBI training manuals.
ISNA has long established connections with Hamas. In 2008, a federal court found that ISNA had partnered with the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT), as far back at the early 1990’s to fund the terrorist group Hamas.
CAIR was founded as propaganda apologists for the radical Islamic movement in America and was named as unindicted co-conspirators with the Holy Land Foundation whose original name is more revealing, The Occupied Land Fund.
None of that stopped Mueller from watering down the FBI training mauals.
Remember, too, that Mueller failed to detect the 9/11 attacks while he was Director of the FBI.
Whether that was deliberate or not is up to the reader to decide. But, it should give pause to every American who is counting on President Trump to protect us from radical Islamic extremists.