FBI Admits They Had Al-Awlaki in Custody in 2002, But Released Him
A top official at the FBI now admits that the agency had the American-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki back in 2002, but let him go. It happened at JFK Airport in New York City where al-Awlaki was flagged for an outstanding warrant. Why the FBI let him walk is still unclear.
Al-Awlaki was eventually killed in a CIA-led drone strike in 2011. He was one of Al Qaeda’s top recruiters, and allegedly had ties to the 9/11 hijackers.
Get more details from Fox News Channel’s Catherine Herridge here.