June 19, 2003
Remember former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney? The official story is that she accused President Bush on the floor of the House of Representatives of having prior knowledge of the 9/11 attacks and doing nothing to stop them so he could enrich his corporate masters. Rep. McKinney was lambasted in the press for being a conspiracy nut and she was promptly defeated for re-election in 2002.
The problem with this story, according to Greg Palast, is that there is no evidence of any such statement by Rep. McKinney in the Congressional Record. Anywhere.
What she DID ask, however, was why had the White House discouraged the FBI from investigating links between the Saudi royal family and an Islamic youth group that was suspected of being a front for Al Qaeda in the months BEFORE September 11, 2001? Rep. McKinney had also been poking around into the particulars of race-based election fraud during the 2000 Presidential Race. She'd also been asking questions regarding George H.W. Bush's business dealings.
Check the article. It just gets better and better.