9/11 Commissioners Back Blair on Abdulmutallab
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 8:44 am
Former Gov. Thomas H. Kean, New Jersey Republican, and former Rep. Lee Hamilton, Indiana Democrat, said U.S. intelligence agencies should have been consulted before the bombing suspect, Nigerian national Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, was granted constitutional protections under U.S. law, known as Miranda rights, and initially stopped talking to investigators.
It doesn’t appear as if Kean and Hamilton actually object to Mirandizing Abdulmutallab, just the non-existent coordination between the FBI on scene and the intelligence community. Still, that might give some push to a forthcoming bill from Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) to compel such coordination. The director of national intelligence’s misstep last week continues to compound.
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