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Tom Pickard

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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