Remember the kerfuffle over Jamie Gorelick, the 9/11 commission member
who became a part of the story when John Ashcroft revealed she had
written the 1995 memo insisting that the wall between intelligence and
law enforcement be even higher and harder to breach than the law
required? Here’s how the 9/11 report covers Gorelick’s backside, on
“In July 1995, Attorney General Reno issued formal procedures aimed at
managing information sharing between Justice Department prosecutors and
the FBI. They were developed in a working group led by the Justice
Department’s Executive Office of National Security, overseen by Deputy
Attorney General Jamie Gorelick. These procedures–whiel requiring the
sharing of intelligence information with prosecutors–regulated the
manner in which such information could be shared from the intelligence
side of the house to the criminal side.
“These procedures were almost immediately MISUNDERSTOOD and MISAPPLIED.
As a reuslt, there was far less information sharing and