For Years FBI Was Little Help Going After ‘Russia’s Bin Laden’ - ABC News

February 13, 2015 3:16 PM

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For Years FBI Was Little Help Going After ‘Russia’s Bin Laden’ - ABC News

Russian security services for years asked the FBI for information the Americans may have had on the man known as “Russia’s Osama bin Laden,” but the FBI was little help – mostly because even after high-profile terror attacks and an official terrorist designation by the U.S., the Bureau hadn’t opened its own investigation into the man, according to FBI documents obtained by ABC News.

“The Federal Security Services (‘FSB’) of the Russian Federation has made regular foreign police cooperation requests of the FBI over a number of years seeking assistance/information concerning terrorist threats emanating from Chechnya, the North Caucasus and, specifically, Doku Umarov,” says a cabl...

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