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Intelligence officials are now saying that the would be bomber.
Was actually a double agent instead of sneaking the bomb onto a plane he handed over to the CIA our chief intelligence correspondent Catherine -- on the store the beginning good morning Catherine what more do we -- now -- the story continues.
I thank you bill good morning well we know this morning is that it was an insider job that the asset who posed as a suicide bomber.
Was able to get the device and get 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.
-- -- this morning is that multiple sources are confirming to fox that the device similar to this one it 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 -- 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 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.
Bin Laden's death that was the first of may see -- a couple weeks prior to that.
And now a 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 -- have been suggestions.
But homeland security and the FBI were undercut because on the -- -- 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 bulletin was put out.
If in -- the president has been aware of this plot.
Since last month.
So there does appear to be an inconsistency.
They -- 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 art -- thank you for that meanwhile.
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