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Peter Lance to Patrick Fitzgerald: "Either put up or shut up"

(Peter Lance took note of my Daily Kos diary entry titled "The Wreck of the Patrick Fitzgerald", and although he and I might never agree on the true nature of "al Qaeda", there is something fundamentally wrong about the way that Patrick Fitzgerald has gone after Lance and HarperCollins, threatening legal action if the trade paperback version of Triple Cross saw the light of day. It seems to me that somebody wants the information in Triple Cross suppressed. In my opinion, it is the story of Ali Mohamed, still unknown to so many Americans, and other people around the world, that is causing such a fuss. Anyhow, take a look at Lance's latest article, and decide for yourself just what is going on here. -rep.)


"Mr. Fitz, in your threat to sue for libel, please, either put up or shut up"

by Peter Lance - July 15th, 2009

Seven weeks ago Patrick Fitzgerald, the most intimidating Federal prosecutor in America, sent my publisher (HarperCollins) and me a letter threatening to sue us for libel if Triple Cross, a book I wrote, critical of his anti-terrorism track record, was published.

Yesterday marked the four week anniversary of the book's pub date and although it's been out for a month, we're still waiting for his summons and complaint.

It was the fourth threat letter that Fitzgerald had sent since October 2007 and the man who’d succeeded in getting New York Times reporter Judith Miller jailed for 85 days in the CIA leak probe, was growing impatient.

"To put it plain and simple," Fitzgerald wrote, "if in fact you publish the book this month and it defames me or casts me in a false light, HarperCollins will be sued." ...

Continued...
http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/7/15/753730/-Peter-Lance:-Mr.-Fitz,-in-your-threat-to-sue-for-libel,-please,-either...

Alternet: What Is Patrick Fitzgerald Trying to Hide from the Public?

http://www.alternet.org/media/140613/what_is_patrick_fitzgerald_trying_to_hide_from_the_public/

What Is Patrick Fitzgerald Trying to Hide from the Public?

By Rory O'Connor, MediaChannel.org. Posted June 12, 2009.

Powerful prosecutor and public figure Patrick Fitzgerald has been waging a chilling private jihad aimed at "killing" a book critical of him.

Okay, so he's one of the "sexiest men alive" -- but what does Patrick Fitzgerald, the U.S. Attorney in Chicago and Special Counsel in the CIA leak case, have against us poor, unsexy journalists? It's bad enough that Fitzie won't answer my questions: ("Rory. I just wanted to get back to you and let you know that I am going to decline to be interviewed. Thank you. Pat") It's worse that he was responsible for the jailing of New York Times reporter Judith Miller, who spent 85 days behind bars. Now comes word that Fitzgerald, who must have too much time on his hands now that Scooter Libby has been freed and Rod Blagojevich indicted, spent much of the last year and a half going after another journalist, Peter Lance, in an attempt to kill a new edition of Lance's investigative book Triple Cross by threatening to sue both the author and his publisher for libel.

Author: Fitzgerald Libel Threat Aimed At Censoring Key 9/11 Tale

I don't agree with Rory's statement that we think "that Mohamed’s intimate relations with the FBI and CIA are proof of government involvement in a 9/11 plot." I see it more as a history lesson of the kind of practices the U.S. Government takes part in. As Peter Dale Scott says, "one of al-Qaeda’s top trainers in terrorism and how to hijack airplanes was an operative for FBI, CIA, and the Army." - Jon

Powerful prosecutor’s efforts to suppress book virtually guarantees elevated sales

Source: www.rawstory.com

BY STEPHEN C. WEBSTER
Published: June 12, 2009

Peter Lance should be thanking Patrick Fitzgerald right now, even as the attorneys’ checks are being signed.

If it were not for the U.S. Attorney who famously prosecuted I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, the former Vice President’s Chief of Staff, the re-release of Lance’s stunning tale of mishandled espionage leading up to the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, might be overlooked.

[Patrick] Fitzgerald threatens to sue publisher over book

HistoryCommons.org Profile: Patrick Fitzgerald
http://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=patrick_fitzgerald

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_FITZGERALD_BOOK?SITE=AZPHG&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Jun 9, 6:06 AM EDT

Fitzgerald threatens to sue publisher over book

By MIKE ROBINSON
AP Legal Affairs Writer

CHICAGO (AP) -- The top federal prosecutor in Chicago is threatening to sue publisher HarperCollins, calling a book about the war on terrorism that focuses in part on cases he handled "a deliberate lie masquerading as the truth."

If HarperCollins publishes the new edition of "Triple Cross" by Peter Lance this month "and it defames me or casts me in a false light, HarperCollins will be sued," Patrick Fitzgerald said in a letter to the New York-based company.

The book focuses on, among other things, major terrorism cases that Fitzgerald prosecuted when he was an assistant U.S. attorney in New York in the 1990s.

Its content goes beyond normal criticism, which "goes with the territory" for public figures, Fitzgerald told The Associated Press on Monday.

Peter Lance: Bush nominee helped mask FBI's pre-9/11 failures

I know many of you consider Peter Lance to be limited hangout or worse, but consider how stories such as this can at least help us illuminate the coup faction. Mukasey is definitely a made man. I don't buy Lance's story about Ali Mohamed, but I think Mukasey is dirty.

http://rawstory.com/news/2007/Author_Bush_nominee_helped_mask_FBIs_0925.html

Author: Bush nominee helped mask FBI's pre-9/11 failures and kept al Qaeda's infiltration of US intelligence from view
09/25/2007 @ 9:08 am
Filed by Peter Lance

This is the first of two op/ed exposes by Peter Lance, the best-selling author of Triple Cross, which will be released by HarperCollins in a new edition next month.

In the coverage of Michael B. Mukasey, President Bush's nominee to replace Alberto Gonzales, the line in his resume that has resonated the most with the media is his experience presiding over the 1995 terrorism trial of Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman.

Peter Lance - The King of LIHOP??

I have been watching this guy on C-Span Book TV for the past 30 minutes.

Talk about a man who's working for the government to do his best to allow them to weasel out from under the complicity of 9/11.

He is discussing his new book "Triple Cross" A book which is written around
the involvement of Ali Mohammed in Al-CIAda and terrorism directed towards the
United States.

Here is a review of this book:
http://www.truthout.org/cgi-bin/artman/exec/view.cgi/66/23932