She's Under FBI Guard
by Jack Thompson
Monday, Jan. 29, 2001
-- On April 30 of last year, at the height of the Elian Gonzalez matter, The
Miami Herald reported that three police squad cars were "quietly keeping
vigil" over then Attorney General Janet Reno's home in the 11200 block of
Kendall Drive in suburban Miami.
Police sources recently informed me that even
though the Elian saga is long over and Reno is no longer a government official,
security personnel have remained at the Reno family residence.
Janet Reno this day sits inside the home her
mother built illegally without the required building permits.
Outside the home sits Reno's brand new red
pick-up truck. Sure enough, roaming around the premises are security personnel
you can plainly see as you drive by.
My police sources suggested I file a Freedom of
Information Act request to determine who is paying for these security personnel
for a person who is a private citizen.
But FOIA requests can take a lot of time. I
decided to call Janet myself, as I have in the past.
At 1:15 pm today, January 28, 2001--Super Bowl
Sunday--I called Janet and gave her my name. I welcomed her back to Miami, and I
told her I was working on a story about her return to Miami. I asked her this
"Madame Attorney General, who is providing
the security personnel at your home?"
She startled me by answering the question:
"They are provided by the FBI. I decided to leave that decision to Director
Freeh. You'll have to ask him for the details."
I thanked her and said good-bye. So now the
question for Director Freeh:
Why is the FBI providing a private citizen
protection at taxpayer expense?
Another question: Why is it that Johhny Chung,
the man who testified about the People's Republic of China's illegal campaign
contributions and was nearly killed by PRC operatives, is receiving no FBI
Further, is it a matter of national policy that
we protect the woman who used her office to thwart an independent counsel's
investigation of Chinagate while leaving open to assassination its
whistleblowers, of which Chung is only one?
Put another way, why is Janet Reno's life more
valuable than thousands of other men, women, and children who today are at
greater risk, and demonstrably so, than is hers?
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