Years before 9/11, FBI had mole close to Bin Laden

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daily-news-front-page1993bombingA Los Angeles-based associate of Omar Abdel-Rahman, the so-called Blind Sheikh in prison for the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center, was a mole for the FBI, NBC News reports.

And, according to an investigation by the Washington Times, the FBI kept Congress in the dark about the operation, which involved the source meeting with the mastermind of al-Qaida.

“I do not recall the FBI advising us of a direct contact with Osama bin Laden,” former Rep. Lee Hamilton, an Indiana Democrat who served as the vice chairman of the 9/11 Commission,  tells The Times, the first to report on the mole. Continue reading

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