“The FBI is going to have to answer the question: ‘Why didn’t they deliver the information up? Did they get clear instructions from the top that it should be delivered up?'” said former Sen. Bob Kerrey, a Democratic member of the Sept. 11 commission.
The panel was beginning a new two-day round of hearings Tuesday with testimony from former FBI Director Louis Freeh, Attorney General John Ashcroft and former Attorney General Janet Reno. Thomas Pickard, who served as acting FBI director in the months just before the attacks, and former CIA counterterrorism center director Cofer Black also were scheduled to testify.