A judge has ruled against Kenneth J. Dillon's anthrax mailings FOIA lawsuit. His explanation of the case can be found here. Here is a summary:
Retired Foreign Service officer and intelligence analyst Kenneth J. Dillon told me, "My research on the 2011 anthrax mailings case suggests that [then-FBI director Robert] Mueller was responsible for the suicide of the alleged but wrongly accused mailer, Bruce Ivins, as well as for the subsequent cover-up. Mueller appears to have lied to a Senate committee about Ivins, and destroyed key alibi evidence for him. The new FBI director needs to reopen the anthrax mailings investigation and get to the bottom of this shocking and outrageous case.”
Dillon’s research indicates that Ivins prepared the anthrax to test vaccines, but the anthrax was sent to various civilian labs, including one infiltrated by an al-Qaeda operative. The anthrax was transferred to another al-Qaeda operative, Abderraouf Jdey, and used in the attacks. “There was a very lax attitude in the pre-9/11 era relating to the handling of anthrax,” Dillon says.
Why would this fact be suppressed? “The FBI was embarrassed by the fact that they had detained Jdey in August of 2001 and had let him go,” he says. Jdey was free, not only to mail the anthrax letters but according to Dillon’s theory, he went on to become the shoebomber on Flight 587, which crashed on November 12, 2001, and was conveniently blamed on co-pilot error.
“If indeed Abderraouf Jdey brought down Flight 587 with a shoe bomb, the U.S. Government would have been deeply negligent in permitting an al Qaeda operative whose whereabouts were known to carry out this attack,” Dillon notes.