Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Request made to White House for Able Danger chart

In the latest chapter of the Able Danger saga, we learned that the much touted chart showing Mohamed Atta's connection to 9/11 had appeared in a 2002 video of a speech by Rep. Curt Weldon. Now the Senate wants to see the chart:

The Senate Intelligence Committee has contacted the White House asking whether it has a copy of a pre-9/11 chart put together by the Able Danger military intelligence team that identified lead hijacker Mohamed Atta as a terrorist threat.

Time magazine reports that the Committee "last week drafted a letter asking the White House for a copy" of the politically explosive chart, which Congressman Curt Weldon said he gave to then-Deputy National Security Advisor Hadley two weeks after the 9/11 attacks.

Earlier this month, Able Danger whistleblower Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer explained how the Atta chart was handed off to Hadley.

"Within two weeks of the attack, this colleague of mine ... she took that very poster [with Mohamed Atta] to Congressman [Curt] Weldon," Shaffer said in a radio interview. "And I have to say he took it right to [Steven] Hadley, I believe, over at the NSC."

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Senate Asks White House for Able Danger Chart