Tom Pickard

by Andrew C. McCarthy

Former Acting FBI Director Tom Pickard, who took over
the FBI when Louie Freeh retired, will be testifying this afternoon.
Fox News just reported that Pickard told the Commission in private
interviews that he believed the terrorism problem was bigger than law
enforcement; that AG Reno and DAG Gorelick strongly disagreed, and
believed law enforcement was the way to go; and that he (Pickard) was
very surprised to learn that Gorelick is a member of the 9/11
Commission. Could be an interesting session. Pickard’s time frame as
acting Director was mid-2001 until about a week before the 9/11
attacks. Will be very interesting to see if Commissioner Gorelick
decides to participate in the questioning.

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