Ben-Veniste: Black remark 'disappointing'

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) -- The campaign for Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama lashed out at a senior adviser to Republican John McCain over a remark he made about terrorism.

Washington mixed on Deep Throat emergence

WASHINGTON, June 1 (UPI) -- Reactions in Washington to the identification of the Watergate-era Deep Throat tipster ranged Wednesday from praise to accusations of being a traitor.

Ashcroft denies avoiding commercial planes

WASHINGTON, April 13 (UPI) -- Attorney General John Ashcroft told the Sept. 11 Commission Tuesday he continued to fly on commercial airplanes for personal travel throughout 2001.

Rice: No threat report before 9/11

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- National security adviser Condoleezza Rice speaking before the Sept. 11 commission Thursday said an Aug. 6 presidential memo was not a threat report.

Bill will extend 9/11 probe

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- A bill to extend the deadline for the Sept. 11 commission until after the presidential election will be introduced in Congress this week.

9/11 panel seeks more time

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. commission investigating the Sept. 11, 2001, hijackings will seek an extension of its deadline.

9/11 commission weighs security, liberty

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- The sixth public hearing of the federal commission to examine the 9/11 terror attacks focused on the balance between national security and civil liberties.

Military unprepared for 9/11 attacks

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- The panel established to investigate the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks was told Friday that the United States was so unprepared that the first warplanes sent t

9/11 panel hears of air security holes

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- The blue-ribbon panel tasked with discovering how the Sept. 11 hijackers were able to kill about 3,000 people was told Thursday that the aviation security syste

NYC gets flak from 9/11 families, panel

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- Relatives of those killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 suicide hijackings are harshly criticizing the level of co-operation of New York City authorities with the blue ribbon commission set up to investigate the attacks, and commission members say they too are di

9/11 panel hiring in a race against time

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- The 10-member blue-ribbon commission investigating the 9/11 terrorist attacks has begun hiring staff -- though not yet investigators -- and has found secure off

9/11 panel meets for the first time

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The 10-member commission investigating the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks met formally for the first time Monday, in a closed session, where they agreed to convene public meetings and perhaps hearings, including some in New York city, as soon as practical

Hamilton in, Mitchell out at Sept.11 panel

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Former Democratic Rep. Lee Hamilton was chosen Wednesday for the No. 2 job on the commission investigating intelligence failures before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, after George Mitchell, the former Senate majority leader, suddenly stepped down.
NICHOLAS M. HORROCK, UPI Chief White House Correspondent

Richard Ben-Veniste (born January 3, 1943), a member of the 9/11 Commission, is known for his pointed questions and criticisms of members of both the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations.

Ben-Veniste graduated from Stuyvesant High School in New York City (1960), earned an A.B. from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania (1964), an LL.B. from Columbia Law School in New York City (1967), and an LL.M. from Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, Illinois (1968).

He was an assistant U.S. attorney (1968–1973) in the Southern District of New York, and chief of the Special Prosecution section, (1971–1973). He became a leading Watergate scandal prosecutor, first as chief of the Watergate Task Force of the Watergate Special Prosecutor's Office, (1973–1975), then Special Outside Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Government Operations (1976–1977), and chief counsel (minority) of the Senate Whitewater Committee (1995–1996).

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