How scary are the terrorist plots that the vaunted NYPD counter-terrorism unit brings down? You decide:
Posted: December 15th, 2011 | Filed under: Insert Muted Trumpet's Sad Wah-Wah Here
FBI Director Robert Mueller struggled to stop subordinates from criticizing the NYPD over its case against accused would-be pipe-bomber Jose Pimentel, he admitted Wednesday.
The feds passed on the case twice, but the NYPD took down the Bronx radical as he worked to complete a pipe bomb in a police informant’s apartment on Nov. 20.
Afterward, federal officials ripped the case, telling reporters, who gave them anonymity so they could dish, that Pimentel was incapable of carrying out an attack.