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Former Federal Prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy Briefs On Muslim Brotherhood And Huma Abedin

August 9, 2012


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"Duty is Calling Us Now"

Former Federal Prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy Briefs on Muslim Brotherhood

[Click here to read transcript of Mr. McCarthy's speech courtesy of PJ Media]

Washington, DC August 9, 2012: On Wednesday, August 8th former Federal Prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy addressed a standing-room only crowd at the National Press Club's on Muslim Brotherhood influence operations in the United States. The briefing also included additional revelations concerning Huma Abedin, Deputy Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Mr. McCarthy presented the briefing as a response to attacks on the "National Security Five," five Members of Congress Representatives Michele Bachmann (MN) Louie Gohmert (TX), Trent Franks (AZ), Lynn Montgomery (GA) and Tom Rooney (FL) that asked the Inspectors General of federal departments to investigate evidence of Muslim Brotherhood influence operations within the U.S. government. In his 90 minute remarks, Mr. McCarthy stated:

"Duty is calling us now, and it has to be done."

"Under the circumstances, there would be something terribly wrong if members of Congress were not asking questions about Islamist influence on our government. And there is something terribly wrong in the fact that these five members of the House are the only ones who have had the courage to step up to the plate."

The program, which was introduced by Frank J. Gaffney Jr., President of the Center for Security Policy, was aired live on CSPAN-3 . Several reports (linked below) on the security clearance controversy were released at the briefing. Teams from several policy and media organizations are now expanding the initial investigation.

Click here to watch the video of Mr. McCarthy's briefing

About Andrew C. McCarthy

Andrew C. McCarthy is the author of The Grand Jihad and Willful Blindness, both New York Times bestsellers. His forthcoming book, Spring Fever: The Illusion of Islamic Democracy, will be published by Encounter Books later this year. He is a contributing editor at National Review and writes the Ordered Liberty blog for PJMedia.

Andy is a former chief assistant United States attorney for the Southern District of New York, and, in 1995, led the successful prosecution against the jihadist organization of "the Blind Sheikh" (Omar Abdel Rahman) for waging a terrorist war against the United States that included the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and a plot to bomb New York City landmarks. He is the recipient of the Justice Department's highest honors, including the Attorney General's Award for Exceptional Service, awarded by the Clinton Justice Department after the Blind Sheikh trial. He participated in several other terrorism prosecutions and, following the 9/11 attacks, supervised the U.S. Attorney's command post near Ground Zero in New York City. He has also served as a special assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense in 2004, and as an adjunct professor of law at Fordham and New York Law Schools. He began his law-enforcement career as a deputy U.S. Marshal in the Witness Protection Program. Andy's commentary on national security, the law, and politics is featured regularly in the national media.

Articles on this issue by Mr. McCarthy:

Supplementary Resources:

Reports on the Abedin Security Clearance Controversy

Background on Security Clearance Laws and Regulations


This article is located here: http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/p19058.xml

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