FBI Admits Mistakes In Anthrax Investigation, Stands Firm

August 19, 2008

The FBI has admitted to mistakes they made in the anthrax investigation, but has stood by their original belief that Bruce E. Ivins carried out the attacks.....Washington (ChattahBox) – The FBI has admitted to mistakes they made in the anthrax investigation, but has stood by their original belief that Bruce E. Ivins carried out the attacks.

The FBI did state though that after the 2001 anthrax attacks, the investigation led them to getting their hands on the actual strain of anthrax bacteria used to carry out the attacks.

The FBI has admitted though that it was destroyed before they could use it in the investigation.

They confirmed that destroying it was a huge mistake, but they were saved as an outside professor had a copy of the strain.

This allowed them to trace it to 62-year old Bruce E. Ivins, naming him as the main suspect in the 2001 anthrax attacks.

Shortly before he could be charged, Bruce E. Ivins committed suicide.

The FBI has stated they will learn from their lessons, but stand firmly by their ruling.


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