Sen. Richard Shelby Blamed in 9/11 Investigation

The Justice Department's year and a half investigation into leaks of intercepted messages about the September 11th, 2001 attacks have recently focused on Senator Richard Shelby. He was chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

At the center of the investigation was the disclosure in 2002 that the National Security Agency intercepted messages on September Tenth, 2001 that something could happen the next day. Shelby Thursday has issued a written statement saying he knows nothing about the progress of the investigation and has not been contacted by officials connected to the investigation for more than a year.

He denies ever leaking any classified information while chairman of the committee and says he knows nothing about any of his staff leaking any such information. He says they will continue to cooperate with investigators.