A Review of the FBI's Handling of Intelligence Information Prior to the September 11 Attacks

Special Report
November 2004 (Released Publicly June 2005)
Office of the Inspector General


Note

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This report is a redacted and unclassified version of the full report that the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) completed in July 2004 and provided at that time to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Department of Justice, the Congress, the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, and the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States. The OIGís full report is classified at the Top Secret/SCI level.

At the request of members of Congress, after issuing the full report the OIG created an unclassified 371-page version of the report. Because the unclassified report included information about the FBIís investigation of Zacarias Moussaoui, and because of the pendency of the prosecution of Moussaoui in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and the rules of that Court, the OIG could not release the unclassified version of the report without the Courtís permission. On February 1, 2005, the OIG filed a motion in the District Court requesting leave to release publicly the unclassified report, including the information about Moussaoui. Moussaouiís defense counsel objected to the release of any information related to Moussoaui and certain other information. The Court denied the OIGís motion on April 28, 2005.

Thereafter, the OIG redacted from the report the information requested by Moussaouiís defense counsel. On June 7, 2005, the OIG filed a motion with the Court requesting leave to release publicly the redacted, unclassified version of the report, and the Court granted the OIGís motion.

This is the redacted, unclassified version of the report. In the future, when the Moussaoui case is concluded and with the Courtís permission, the OIG intends to release the full unclassified report, including the information that was redacted from this version.

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