Press Release

For Immediate Release
August 31, 2001

Washington D.C.
FBI National Press Office
(202) 324-3691

Second Press Response to Bellows Report

Clearly our investigation should have included the technical discrepancies of the two nuclear weapons analyses. In 1997, because the investigation was stalled, Freeh was focused on preventing even greater damage to the weapons program and was fully engaged in helping the Department of Energy establish a more rigorous counterintelligence effort. As Bellows found, the inaccurate predicate we received caused us to improperly narrow our focus. We adopted Bellow's recommendations and made other fundamental changes to avoid being in this position in the future..


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