3,545. 5/15/2002

“In its evening newscast of May 15, 2002, based on information it had received anonymously, CBS reported in dramatic fashion that the president [Bush] had received an intelligence briefing in early August [6] 2001 that ‘specifically alerted him of a possible airliner attack in the United States.’ Correspondent David Martin went on to report, ‘The president’s daily intelligence brief is delivered to the president each morning, often by the director of Central Intelligence [George Tenet] himself. In the weeks before 9/11 it warned that an attack by Osama bin Laden could involve the hijacking of a U.S. aircraft.’ ”

 – Scott McClellan, What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception, Page 113

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