Today we’re going to get the first official read out of the White House on just what happened and what went wrong on the intel front with the Xmas Bomber. But another point I’ve wanted to get to the bottom of is whether there’s really anything to the claims that some former Gitmo inmates were involved in planning the attack. So I had Justin Elliott look at everything we know and separate the facts from the Sunday show hullabaloo. Take a look at his report. It’s an excellent primer for making sense of this part of the debate.
Later today we’re going to have another write up, putting together all that was allegedly known in advance about Abdulmutallab. To help us put that post together, click here.