Robert Wright, Jr.
Robert Wright, Jr., an FBI agent in Chicago with ten years experience and who served as a member of an FBI counterterrorism taskforce, has "written an unpublished book attacking the agency's counterterrorist activities." Wright said that "the bureau is preventing him from airing his criticisms."  
"Chicago-based FBI Special Agent Robert Wright, who worked in counterterrorism from 1993-1999 [has] written a manuscript entitled Fatal Betrayals of the Intelligence Mission, which he says exposes the FBI's inabilities to conduct anti-terror intelligence operations. The manuscript also provides guidelines for how Wright believes the entire FBI needs to be restructured.... He is seeking permission from the FBI to publish the manuscript, but Klayman (Judicial Watch Chairman Larry Klayman, who is filing Wright's petition to get permission to publish a transcript on FBI mismanagement) suggested that could be a long wait, especially since Wright is under threat of retribution should he talk to members of Congress about what he knows.... Wright said throughout his six-year posting in counter-terrorism, he was involved in probes of HAMAS and Hezbollah. His most successful 'get' netted $1.4 million in terrorist money in 1998, money that he said today was linked to Saudi businessman and financier Yassin Kadi, who was identified late last year as a close associate of Osama bin Laden."
- Julie Ziegler, FBI Agent Says He's Prevented From Exposing Agency (Update1), Bloomberg.com, May 30, 2002.
- Ian Christopher McCaleb, Whistleblower Complains of FBI Obstruction, FoxNews.com, May 30, 2002.
- Scoop Links: FBI Whistleblower Blows Lid Off 911, Scoop, June 1, 2002.
- Jim Crogan, Another FBI Agent Blows the Whistle. New evidence that the Bureau quashed another terror probe before 9/11, LAWeekly.com, August 2-8, 2002.
- Jennifer Van Bergen, Robert Wright's Rights, Truthout.org, August 2, 2002.
- FBI Agent Robert Wright Says FBI Agents Assigned to Intelligence Operations Continue to Protect Terrorists from Criminal Investigations and Prosecutions. Agents Lied To Federal Court for Wiretap Authority and Compromised Criminal Investigations of Terrorists. FBI Headquarters' International Terrorism Unit Acted as a "Spectator" While Americans Died at the Hands of Terrorists], JudicialWatch.org, September 11, 2002.
- Brian Ross and Vic Walter, Called Off the Trail? FBI Agents Probing Terror Links Say They Were Told, 'Let Sleeping Dogs Lie', ABCNews.com, December 19, 2002: "In a dramatic interview with ABCNEWS, FBI special agents and partners Robert Wright and John Vincent say they were called off criminal investigations of suspected terrorists tied to the deadly bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa. U.S. officials say al Qaeda was responsible for the embassy attacks and the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in the United States." ABC News Primetime News: Transcript: "Investigation FBI Terrorist Cover Up," December 19, 2002.
- Charles E. Grassley and Patrick Leahy, Grassley Again Concerned About FBI Investigation Against Whistleblower. Letter re Wright from U.S. Senators Grassley (Iowa) and Leahy to Robert S. Mueller, III, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, June 12, 2003.
- Robert Novak, Muzzling FBI's Whistle, Townhall.com, June 19, 2003: "Special Agent Robert Wright of the FBI's Chicago Division could not have been surprised by the bureau's reflexive reaction when he called a press conference June 2 at the National Press Club. He laid out an indictment of the FBI's 'pathetic anti-terrorism efforts.' One week later, the bureau responded like Pavlov's dog, secretly launching its fourth investigation of Wright."