WASHINGTON (CNN) --The head of the FBI told a Senate panel last week that an agent warned the bureau last summer that Zacarias Moussaoui, the first man charged in connection with the September 11 terrorist attacks, "could fly something into the World Trade Center."
FBI Director Robert Mueller admitted the bureau "should have more aggressively pursued warnings" from a Minneapolis-based agent about Moussaoui, a flight student and French national of Moroccan descent.
Mueller testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, telling Illinois Democrat, Sen. Dick Durbin, he disagreed that the FBI "ignored a clear warning about ... September 11th by not responding properly" to the agent's memorandum.
In it, the agent "mentioned the possibility of Moussaoui being that type of person that could fly something into the World Trade Center," Mueller said.
While admitting "the recommendations of the agent are something that we should have more aggressively pursued," the head of the FBI said, "I do not believe that it gave the signpost of that which would happen on September 11th."
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