FBI whistleblower Coleen Rowley is running for the congressional seat in Minnesota’s Second District that is currently held by Rep. John Kline, a Republican. The district encompasses suburbs to the south of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and was reconfigured in the 2000 redistricting, but has elected Democrats in the past.
While hundreds of government officials dropped the ball prior to the 9/11 attacks, Rowley stands nearly alone as one who sounded the warning that terrorists were on the move within our borders:
In May of 2002, Coleen brought some of the pre 9/11 lapses in the investigation of Zacarias Moussaoui to light. The 9/11 Commission subsequently described Moussaoui as an “Al Qaeda mistake and missed opportunity,” the investigation of whom may have led to the center of the Al Qaeda plot if it had been pursued in a timely and effective manner.
In June of 2002, Coleen testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee about some of the endemic problems faced by the FBI and the intelligence community.
In April 2003, following an unsuccessful attempt to warn the Director and other administration officials about the dangers of launching the invasion of Iraq, she “stepped down” from her legal position and returned to being an FBI Special Agent.
Official campaign website: MN-02 – Coleen Rowley for Congress .