In Newsweek this afternoon, Mike Isikoff and Mark Hosenball have a piece that touches on the fact that the FBI still hasn’t managed to interview Rocco Martino, the guy at the center of the forged Niger uranium documents story. They put the question to the FBI and were told by a “U.S. law-enforcement official … [that] the FBI is seeking to interview Martino, but has not yet received permission to do so from the Italian government.”
The Bureau may well be looking to interview Martino now that they’ve been put on the spot.
But are they really willing to take ‘no’ for an answer from the Italians?
And more to the point, if it’s really a jurisdictional issue, why didn’t they try to interview Martino last month when he was in New York?
Or if not then, how about when he flew here in June?
The White House is now saying that it’s imperative to get to the bottom of who’s behind the CBS Memo forgeries. And they’re right. But the US government has never made any serious effort to find out who is behind the Niger uranium forgeries.