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Hatfill Attorney Says Kristof Wrong on Polygraphs

In a 13 August 2002 op-ed piece titled “The Anthrax Files,” New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof reported that anthrax investigation “person of interest” Dr. Steven J. Hatfill had “failed” three polygraph “tests” since January and declined a fourth. In an article titled “New Anthrax Clue, Same Hatfill Focus,” Hartford Courant staff writers Jack …

“First Lawmaker Agrees to Lie Detector Test”

This short Associated Press report, found on FoxNews.com, is cited here in full: BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – A central New York congressman said he would be willing to take a lie detector test as part of the FBI’s probe into intelligence leaks. Republican Sherwood Boehlert — a member of the House Intelligence Committee — dismissed concerns …

Anthrax Investigation “Person of Interest” Dr. Steven J. Hatfill Allegedly “Failed” Three Polygraph “Tests” Since January

In a New York Times op-ed piece titled “The Anthrax Files,” columnist Nicholas D. Kristof writes that virologist Dr. Steven J. Hatfill “has…failed three successive polygraph examinations since January, and canceled plans for another polygraph exam two weeks ago.” Kristof does not state his source for this information. For discussion of the use of polygraphs …

Dr. Steven J. Hatfill Reportedly “Failed” CIA Polygraph

MSNBC.com reports in an article titled, “FBI tries to link Hatfill to mailbox.” Excerpt: FAILED CIA POLYGRAPH Hatfill worked until September 1999 for the U.S. Army Medical Institute of Infectious Disease at Fort Detrick, Md., which is the primary custodian of the virulent Ames strain of anthrax found in last fall’s deadly letters. Subsequently, he …

“Polygraph Hypocrisy”

Dr. Alan P. Zelicoff, a senior scientist at the Center for National Security and Arms Control in Albuquerque writes in this Washington Post opinion article. Excerpt: Last month Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama, ranking Republican on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, set about investigating an apparent congressional leak. It involved a National Security Agency …

“F.B.I. Faces Inquiry on a False Confession From an Egyptian Student”

New York Times correspondent Benjamin Weiser reports. Excerpt: A federal judge in Manhattan took the unusual step yesterday of ordering federal prosecutors to investigate how the F.B.I. had obtained a confession from an innocent Egyptian student who was detained in connection with the attack on the World Trade Center. The judge, Jed S. Rakoff of …

“Hatch Refuses Lie Detector Test: Senator: FBI Request Violates Doctrine in U.S. Constitution”

Donald W. Meyers reports for the Daily Herald of Provo, Utah. Excerpt: PROVO — The FBI shouldn’t try to hook senators up to lie detectors to find intelligence leaks, Sen. Orrin G. Hatch said. Hatch, R-Utah, said the FBI’s request that members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence submit to polygraph examinations violates the …

“Kyl Volunteers for Polygraph in FBI Search for Sept. 10 Leak”

Associated Press writer Robert Gehrke reports in this article published in the Tuscon Citizen website (and wrongly dated 8 August). Excerpt: WASHINGTON – Sen. Jon Kyl says he would gladly take a lie detector test and his colleagues should do the same to help the FBI find out who leaked intelligence information gathered before the …