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.

There are also two new entries about the waterboarding and other torture of alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed in Poland.

In addition, there are two new entries about the alleged hijackers' stays in Florida motels, where they reportedly told a manager they were "on a mission" and left clues about the attacks.

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.

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