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Emails Cite FBI Errors in London Probe


Emails Cite FBI Errors in London Probe

Missteps by Federal Bureau of Investigation officials caused delays in the investigation of a man initially linked to the 2005 London subway bombings, but bureau officials blamed the slowdown on restrictions to their subpoena power, according to email records.

The FBI documents, released Monday by the Electronic Frontier Foundation under a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, describe a series of miscues by FBI officials as agents in Raleigh, N.C., tried to obtain records for a former university student who investigators initially thought had ties to the London bombers. The missteps appear to have delayed the investigation by a day or two, according to the emails.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Wall Street Journal
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