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September 11 / Briefing Document / Thompson Interview #753008

CNN Evening News for Saturday, Apr 10, 2004
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(Studio: Carol Lin) Report introduced.

(Crawford, Texas: Suzanne Malveaux) The newly declassified presidential daily brief {PDB} from August 6, 2001, titled “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in US,” featured; excerpts quoted about the activities of Al Qaeda and its leader, Osama bin Laden, before the September 11 attacks, and about the FBI’s surveillance.

(Studio: Carol Lin) Live interview held with 9/11 Commission member Governor James Thompson† about the White House release of the PDB. [In Chicago, THOMPSON – says nothing in the PDB points to what happened on September 11; notes that National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice’s testimony before the 9/11 Commission was correct; says much of the information was three years old; states mistakes were made in not transmitting information from FBI field offices up to the head of the FBI.]

Lin, Carol;
Malveaux, Suzanne

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