By John Heilemann, CNN Reporter-At-Large*On April 4, 2019, President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries.
The ban was intended to be temporary, and would only be enforced during the transition period.
It did not include the six countries the FBI said were at the center of its probe, and it did not ban travelers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
The order was based on the belief that a handful of countries were responsible for the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States and the subsequent anthrax attacks.
It’s one of the most significant security lapses in modern American history.
The order was quickly revoked by President Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, and was blocked by a federal court.
On the day that Trump signed the executive order, the FBI arrested two men at Dulles International Airport for trying to smuggle more than 30 kilograms of anthrax into the United Kingdom.
The FBI has also charged two former FBI agents with conspiracy to import the anthrax for use in the United State, a charge that could lead to the death penalty.
The White House says that Trump’s order was in response to the growing threat posed by terrorist groups such as ISIS, al-Qaeda and the Taliban.
It also cites a growing number of reports of possible terrorist plots around the world, including one in Europe, according to the White House.
The president has said the United Nations Security Council should pass an emergency resolution to condemn the anthracite attacks.
Trump has said he believes the anthrops originated in the Soviet Union and is not linked to Iran, Libya or Somalia.
The Justice Department, which is leading the investigation into the anthraacite case, said in a statement that its investigators are focused on three specific countries that were among those targeted in the executive orders: Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran.
Investigators are examining whether the government of Uzbekistan or Iran knowingly supplied anthrax to Iran during the 2009 attacks, the statement said.
The United States has not publicly revealed the name of the country from which the anthranes were shipped, or whether they were intended for use.
The White of the Department of Justice said that the bureau is continuing to review the findings of its investigation.
In the wake of the arrests, the House and Senate Intelligence Committees launched separate inquiries into the bureau’s actions.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, chaired by Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), released a report on Tuesday stating that it had identified several individuals in the FBI’s field offices in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Minneapolis as potential participants in the anthropic plot.
“In addition, the committee has identified at least three individuals in FBI field offices across the United [States], including in Philadelphia and Washington, as being at risk of exposure,” the report said.
“The committee has also identified a number of other individuals who were in the area during the attack, including FBI employees and contractors.
The committee has not been able to corroborate these individuals’ accounts of the events surrounding the anthrapite incident.”FBI officials said in the statement that the investigation is ongoing, and they will make the public available when it is complete.
The investigation is focused on the circumstances surrounding the FBI agents’ arrest and seizure of the anthras, they added.
In a statement released Tuesday, Cummings said, “These agents are charged with protecting the American people, and the FBI has acted swiftly to hold accountable those who violated the oaths they swore to protect and serve.
These agents were not acting on behalf of the White Department or its senior leadership.”
The investigation is being conducted by the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Justice Department’s National Security Division, the White of Department of Homeland Security and the National Counterterrorism Center.