WASHINGTON — A conservative group is suing the Bush administration for access to documents surrounding last fall's anthrax attacks, saying that top officials may have known that the bioterrorist assault was coming.
Judicial Watch said Friday it has yet to receive documents from several agencies after filing requests under the Freedom of Information Act. The group says the documents will show who knew what and when they knew it.
Judicial Watch, which also has sued for documents about Vice President Dick Cheney's energy task force, represents U.S. postal workers at the Brentwood mail-handling facility in Washington. Two workers from Brentwood died of inhalation anthrax before officials shut down the facility, which had handled anthrax-laden letters headed for Capitol Hill.
Larry Klayman, chairman of Judicial Watch, noted that administration officials said last fall that some White House staff had begun taking the antibiotic Cipro on Sept. 11, weeks before the anthrax attacks were made public.