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The head of the FBI says the latest plot to blow up an airliner.
Had already been stopped before the anniversary of the of -- bin Laden killing.
But there is concern that more could have been accomplished.
If not for some loose lips chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge explains.
The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee says the leak about the -- bond disrupted a sensitive on going intelligence operation.
It didn't allow the operation to go it's.
-- -- -- to its full conclusion to its vast opportunities.
They -- the Senate Intelligence Committee is also crying fell.
Yes I don't think those -- should've happened.
-- there was an operation in progress and I think the leak is regarded as very serious.
A Saudi intelligence contact tells -- the insider was a low level al-Qaeda operative in Saudi custody who volunteered to -- -- the mission.
He left Saudi without a passport and spend time in yemen's southern province of -- beyond.
Well Qaeda operates so freely US officials say the group -- -- kind of black banner.
With a bomb in hand the mall is sent to a traveled Overland to the United Arab Emirates where he contacted the saudis and handed it over.
The Associated Press broke the story Monday senior lawmakers complain they were not briefed in a timely fashion.
We're gonna have to ask some really hard questions here just to make sure.
That people are trying to use national security for any other purpose other than national security purposes in keeping Americans safe.
Analyzed to the FBI's lab in Quantico Virginia US officials say the streamlined device the so called Greece -- Relied on the chemical -- as night which is seen as a more reliable detonator.
Al-Qaeda use the same material for the detonator in these printer cartridge fonts they nearly succeeded to bring -- US down cargo jets in 2010.
As for this funds target the issue was raised on Capitol Hill.
On the anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden was there a specific and or credible threat of terrorism upon the United States and work.
We did not believe so.
If you're burning now you know -- his the fact there is an arrest so evidently -- TV that this -- come up and I I think it fair to say that that plot had been tortured.
At the time.
-- the FBI's analysis congressional sources say the non metallic bomb could have been caught by a pat down -- full body scanning US airport.
But these invasive screening techniques are not common in the Middle East or Europe where the bomb would have originated perhaps will continue to following -- thank you --
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