Louis Freeh

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Louis J. Freeh (born January 6, 1950) is the tenth director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Freeh was appointed director by President Bill Clinton in 1993. In a 2006 op-ed piece published in the Wall Street Journal and in his book My FBI Freeh accused the president of neglecting the investigation into the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing during his presidential administration, and instead "hit up Prince Abdullah for a contribution to his library."

Jay Carson, a Clinton spokesperson, responded by noting that "Louis Freeh was not even present for the meetings he describes during which President Clinton repeatedly and firmly pressed the Saudis for cooperation on the Khobar Towers investigation, which led to the eventual indictments. Louis Freeh's claims about library fund-raising are more untruths in a book that is clearly not short on them."


Deborah Orin, "Bill Sold Out to Saudis," New York Post, October 7, 2005.

  • Louis J. Freeh, "Khobar Towers: The Clinton Administration Left Many Stones Unturned," Wall Street Journal, June 25, 2006.
  • Louis J. Freeh, My FBI: Bringing Down the Mafia, Investigating Bill Clinton, and Fighting the War on Terror (St. Martin's Press, 2005) ISBN 0312321899

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