THE CAMP PENDLETON EIGHT
AN OP-ED BY FORMER DOJ LUMINARY JOHN YOO
JAG HUNTER HERE:
U.S. Attorney John Mckay was working aggressively on the Law Enforcement Information Exchange program (LInX) in March 2005 when I filed my criminal complaint against NCIS Special Agent James H. Connolly. Connolly worked out of the Silverdale, Washington Pacific Northwest regional NCIS headquarters. Special Agent Scott Jacobs was in charge at the time, Conolly's boss.
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service had resurrected the LInX program by providing funding the DOJ was hard pressed to pony up. SAC Scott E. Jacobs worked on the prototype LInX program using the Pacific Northwest geographic footprint as the initial test bed. NCIS, in fact, had taken the lead on the LInX project. Scott Jacobs was the NCIS program manager working closely with McKay. (More ABOUT LInX here and POWER POINT PRESENTATION here)
I filed my criminal complaint against Connolly with the local Silverdale office of the FBI (Special Agents Patrick Gann and Stephanie Gleason - both still here). Pursuing the criminal complaint against Connolly ran the risk of focusing bright sunlight on the operation of the NCIS in local communities (local policing), and on their overall operation. More than that, my criminal complaint opened up the door on an investigation into a much larger criminal business, and was sure to seriously threaten, if not quash outright the planned launch of the LInX program. So the FBI (DOJ), the NCIS, and the DODIG ignored and stonewalled the complaint of a felony crime.
Special Agent Scott E. Jacobs was handsomely awarded by way of promotion for his successfully development and launch of LInX. Navy admirals awarded U.S. Attorney John McKay, before getting fired, the highest citation that can be given a civilian. Special Agent Ernest A. Simon holds an equivalent NCIS management position for criminal investigations.
NCIS Special Agent James H. Connolly is the supervisory special agent in charge of the Camp Pendleton Eight (HAMDANIA, IRAQ) investigation and is expected to testify in a matter of days in the court-martial of Marine Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins that begins tomorrow.
Here endth the lesson.
Beware the fury of the patient man!
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