Double Agent Breaks Up Al Qaeda Bomb Plot
- Duration 2:00
- Date May 9, 2012
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Our chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge on the store the beginning good morning Catherine what more do we learn now as the story continues.
-- -- -- I thank you bill good morning well we know this morning is that it was an insider job at the asset who posed as a suicide bomber.
Was able to get the device and get it out of the country and we believe the same asset provided the intelligence that led to that drone strike on Sunday that took -- one of the FBI's most wanted in Yemen.
Let's keep this morning is that multiple sources are confirming to fox that the device similar to this one that was far more sophisticated.
The non metallic explosives sewn into the breeze and what appears to be an improved detonator one where if the backup -- if the first one fails there is a backup.
In 2009 on Christmas Day Fox News was first to report.
That the detonator failed in part because the explosives were damp.
And we can expect some more detail from FBI director Mueller because it's his bureau's lab in Quantico that's not looking at that device at this hour.
Are so he's gonna face some tough questions right that time and that's a given sometimes and have these hearings but also given the the administration statement a few weeks ago that there were no credible threats around the anniversary.
A bin Laden's death that was the first of may see -- a couple weeks prior to that and know week or so since then what about that.
Well this issue with the timing and the FBI Homeland Security bulletin is very serious on Capitol Hill -- been suggestions.
That homeland security and the FBI were undercut.
Because on the eve -- -- anniversary they issued a bulletin saying there was no credible plot when the administration knew a device have been picked up.
It does not make sense to me that that pro -- was put out.
It been that the president has been aware of this plot.
Since last month.
So there does appear to be an inconsistency.
There but perhaps there's a good reason -- -- We can expect the FBI director to really be pushed on this issue because based on our reporting we were told that there is reason to believe that more devices may be out there -- -- -- thank you for that.