FBI’s cooperation with the CIA and NSA is better than ever, but more is needed to make the Bureau a truly global intelligence and investigative agency, says a newly released US government report on agency’s post-9/11 transformation.
The report represents the final review of the commission appointed by Congress in 2014 to check on the FBI’s progress in implementing the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission, published in 2004. Former attorney general Edwin Meese III, former ambassador Timothy Roemer and Georgetown University professor Bruce Hoffman authored the report, released Tuesday.
No new evidence has emerged concerning the 9/11 attacks, the commission said. The FBI did not have a source with direct access to Osama bin Laden in the 1990s, nor was there credible evidence connecting a Saudi family living in Florida with the 9/11 hijackers, says the report, refuting media claims.