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Will the Boston Marathon Bombing’s Original ‘Star’ Witness Testify?

January 12, 2015 by

NBC's Matt Lauer interviews the "mysterious" Danny. Courtesy NBC

NBC’s Matt Lauer interviews the “mysterious” Danny. Courtesy NBC

The federal government’s case in the Boston Marathon Bombing hinges on the allegation that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was an equal to his elder brother, Tamerlan, in plotting and executing the attack.

Yet there’s a witness out there who said otherwise, and on a widely-viewed national TV broadcast at that: the still-anonymous carjacking victim “Danny.” The shadowy “Danny” told NBC interviewer Matt Lauer that Dzhokhar appeared to be a follower—an errand boy even—dominated by his older brother. Read full story…


Will the Boston Marathon Bombing’s Original ‘Star’ Witness Testify?

January 12, 2015 by

The man who first said Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev admitted to the Boston Marathon Bombing may not be the star government witness he was cracked up to be.

Boston Bombing Investigation, Our Investigations

Careless Whispers? The Politics of a Possible Petraeus Prosecution

January 10, 2015 by

An affair cost Gen. David Petraeus the CIA’s top job, and now, may cost him his freedom. Was his downfall of his own making, or helped along by his enemies?

Deep Politics, Our Investigations, Story Of The Week, War & Peace

Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect’s Alleged Boat Confession May Not Float

January 9, 2015 by

Law enforcement leaks say accused Boston Marathon Bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev confessed to his role in the attack on two occasions. An open-and-shut case, right? Here’s why neither purported confession is likely to be part of the evidence against him in his ongoing trial.

Boston Bombing Investigation, Deep Politics, Our Investigations, Police State

Answers Aren’t on the Docket at the Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

January 5, 2015 by

The trial of accused Boston Marathon Bombing co-conspirator Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is starting, but answers about what really happened aren’t likely to be on the docket.

Boston Bombing Investigation, Deep Politics, Our Investigations, Police State, Story Of The Week

Boston Marathon Bombing: A Primer

December 21, 2014 by

Tamerlan may have been a double agent recruited by the FBI….The sole witness to Tamerlan’s confession changed his story….Details of a police officer’s shooting don’t add up…the FBI harasses, deports and kills the brothers’ friends…

Boston Bombing Investigation, Featured, Our Investigations

Boston Carjacking Unravels 2

March 13, 2014 by

Recently, we published evidence of disturbing contradictions in the public accounts of the man who put the guilty stamp on the Tsarnaev brothers in the Boston bombing case. In this second part of a series, we take an in-depth look at that man, the mystery witness. We examine his crucial but little understood role in rapidly ending the investigation of the bombing. Meet “Danny,” the “magic bullet” of the Boston bombing story.

Boston Bombing Investigation, Media Fail, Our Investigations, Police State

Boston Carjacking Unravels 1

March 11, 2014 by

The only witness to the Boston Marathon bombing confession has provided dramatically inconsistent accounts, an exclusive WhoWhatWhy investigation reveals. The clashing stories, coming from a man whose identity remains shrouded, form the basis for the publicly accepted narrative of the bombing and its aftermath.

The discrepancies involve the nature and length of the carjacking episode, and raise serious questions as to whether the anonymous witness was ever a captive of the alleged bombers. This in turn touches on the credibility of his claim to have received a confession from Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

In fact, the problems with this witness’s story cast doubts on almost everything we have been told about what has been described as the largest terrorist attack on American soil since 9/11.

Boston Bombing Investigation, Featured, Media Fail, Our Investigations, Police State

Benghazi: Cover-up By Both Parties?

January 15, 2014 by

The debate over who was responsible for the attack on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, rages on. But the partisan noise appears to be obscuring a much more interesting possibility. Not to mention more troubling.

Our Investigations, Politics

9/11 Silence on Saudis

December 19, 2013 by

Finally, the cracks in the official 9/11 story are beginning to widen. Two congressmen— alarmed by what they have read about financial and logistical support of top Saudi officials for the purported 9/11 hijackers—are demanding that President Obama declassify a report that would tell us much more about what the US government knows.

Deep Politics, Our Investigations

Boston Bombing Iron Curtain

November 14, 2013 by

The federal government’s grip on information about the Boston Marathon Bombing investigation and prosecution gets ever more vise-like. A federal judge has rejected the ACLU’s attempt to file a friend of the court brief raising serious constitutional questions about the government’s proceedings against the accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. And his defense attorneys have charged that the government continues to withhold investigatory details that Tsarnaev needs to get a fair trial. A civil liberties attorney tells WhoWhatWhy that the judge is acting like “a tool of the U.S. Department of Justice.”

Boston Bombing Investigation, Deep Politics, Our Investigations, Police State, Rights