Authors: Tim Weiner
Mueller testimony, Senate Judiciary Committee, Sept. 17, 2008.
“neutralizing al Qaeda operatives”:
Mueller classified testimony to Senate Intelligence Committee, Feb. 24, 2004, cited in Jack Goldsmith, “Memorandum for the Attorney General Re: Review of Legality of the [Deleted] Program,” Office of Legal Counsel, Department of Justice, May 6, 2004 (declassified in part March 9, 2011).
“I could have a problem with that”:
Mueller’s conversation with Cheney, his resignation letter, and his contemporaneous notes of his confrontation with the president are all cited in “Unclassified Report on the President’s Surveillance Program,” an extraordinary joint effort by the inspectors general of the Pentagon, the Justice Department, the CIA, the NSA, and the Director of National Intelligence, July 10, 2009.
“If we don’t do
”: James Comey, address to National Security Agency, May 20, 2005, reprinted in
The Green Bag
10, no. 4 (Summer 2007), George Mason University School of Law.
“We did not have a management system”:
Mueller testimony, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Sept. 30, 2009.
“an institutional culture”:
Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, P.L. 108-458.
“turning to the next stage”:
The FBI’s Counterterrorism Program Since September
Report to the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States
, April 14, 2004.
“It was the single worst experience”:
Silberman speech, First Circuit Judicial Conference, Newport, R.I., June 2005.
“It has now been three and a half years”:
Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction, Report to the President of the United States, March 31, 2005.
“the increasing boldness”:
Hoover to SAC, San Juan, Aug. 4, 1960, FBI/FOIA.
“Bald believed that there was confusion”
“Who is calling shots?”:
Cited in “A Review of the September 2005 Shooting Incident Involving the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Filiberto Ojeda Ríos,” Office of the Inspector General, Department of Justice, August 2006.
“It took me maybe six to twelve months”:
Mudd testimony, Senate Intelligence Committee, Oct. 23, 2007.
“homegrown terrorist cell”:
Mueller speech, City Club of Cleveland, June 23, 2006.
“To hit John F. Kennedy, wow”:
U.S. v. Russell Defreitas et al
., June 3, 2007.
“Back in 1908”:
Obama speech, FBI headquarters, April 28, 2009.
“rigorous obedience to constitutional principles”:
Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide
, Federal Bureau of Investigation, October 15, 2001, declassified in part and published online at
on November 7, 2011.
“You won the war”:
Mueller testimony, April 14, 2004, 9/11 Commission.
(with David Johnston and Neil A. Lewis)
ISTORY OF THE
won the Pulitzer Prize for his reporting and writing on secret intelligence and national security. As a correspondent for
The New York Times
he covered the Central Intelligence Agency in Washington and terrorism in Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Sudan, and other nations.
is his fourth book. His
Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA
won the National Book Award and was acclaimed as one of the year’s best books by
The New York Times
The Washington Post
, and many other publications.
The Wall Street Journal
“the best book ever written on a case of espionage.” He is now working on a history of the American military.