The 9/11 Commission, Karl Rove and Government Minders - Additions to the 9/11 Timeline as of May 10, 2009
Most of the new entries recently posted to the 9/11 Timeline concern the 9/11 Commission, in particular contacts between its executive director Philp Zelikow and White House official Karl Rove. Rove called Zelikow at the commission twice+in+June+2003 and again that September. When the commission's staff found out about the calls, they were furious and Zelikow told his secretary to stop+logging+his+calls. Zelikow also reportedly understated the amount of his contacts with Rove in an interview with a reporter.
Zelikow enjoyed+lunch with National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice in September, but was recused+from+some+aspects+of+the+commission's+investigation because of his links to her shortly after. This led some of the victims' relatives to demand he leave+the+commission.
Lastly regarding the commission, some members of its staff wrote a memo complaining about "executive+branch+minders'+intimidation+of+witnesses," although just a few days before the memo was written the commissioners had attempted+to+play+down the effect minders were having on witnesses.
Finally, a 1999 FBI reorganization focused on terrorism+prevention and in 2005 a defector formerly employed by the government of Yemen alleged that government had collaborated with militants on attacks against western targets.