Kreindler Consultant Reiterates Responsibility For 9/11 Leak

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By Daniel Wilson (November 2, 2021, 9:25 PM EDT) — A former Kreindler & Kreindler LLP consultant who leaked a deposition transcript from litigation over the 9/11 terrorist attacks insisted Tuesday that it was solely his idea, as attorneys for Saudi Arabia attempted to link the leak to the firm.

John Fawcett, who had managed 9/11-related materials for the law firm, said at a New York federal court hearing that his leak of a deposition with former Saudi embassy official Mussaed al-Jarrah to Yahoo News reporter Michael Isikoff was done without the knowledge or blessing of the firm.

Fawcett, whose previous effort to invoke the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination had…

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