The White House is headed for another showdown over PDBs--the President's Daily Briefs on intelligence issues that some aides consider among the most sensitive government documents.NEWSWEEK has learned that, after battling for months over demands by a national commission investigating the 9/11 terror attacks to see PDBs, White House lawyers were angry last week when Senate investigators looking at pre-Iraq- war intelligence pressed to see them as well.
How does Al-Jazeera keep getting scoops like last week's Osama bin Laden video? Editors at the Qatar-based Arab TV network won't say. "If I told you we received the tape bye-mail, then they'd start tapping all of Al-Jazeera's e-mails tomorrow," says one top editor.
Did it start with a break-in? On the morning of Jan. 2, 2001, Italian police discovered that the Niger Embassy in Rome had been ransacked. Not much was reported missing--only a watch and two bottles of perfume--but someone had apparently rifled through embassy papers, leaving them strewn about the floor.
The FBI blew repeated chances to uncover the 9-11 plot because it failed to aggressively investigate evidence of Al Qaeda's presence in the United States, especially in the San Diego area, where two of the hijackers were living with one of the bureau's own informants, according to the congressional report set for release this week.The long-delayed 900-page report also contains potentially explosive new evidence suggesting that Omar al-Bayoumi, a key associate of two of the hijackers, may have...
Mobilizing his new elite team of moneymen known as the Rangers, President George W. Bush is about to kick off a two-week fund-raising blitz that aides say will shatter existing records, putting them on track to nearly double the $100 million they raked in during the 2000 campaign.