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Freeh Defends FBI's Pre-Sept. 11 Anti-Terror Efforts

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Freeh Defends FBI's Pre-Sept. 11 Anti-Terror Efforts

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Freeh Defends FBI's Pre-Sept. 11 Anti-Terror Efforts

Freeh Defends FBI's Pre-Sept. 11 Anti-Terror Efforts

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Former FBI Director Louis Freeh tells the Sept. 11 panel that, given limited resources and legal authority, his agency did everything it could to fight terror prior to the 2001 attacks. The commission releases documents showing Attorney General John Ashcroft rejected an FBI request for more money on Sept. 10, 2001, and that fighting terror was not a Justice Department priority prior to Sept. 11. Hear NPR's Pam Fessler.

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