FLASHBACK - SCHIPHOL AIRPORT HAD THE NAKED SCAMNERS, BUT WITNESSES REPORT CROTCH-BOMBER ALLOWED TO GO AROUND THEM.
In summary, security officials discounted the Haskells’ report by claiming that the video tape at Schipohl showed no one assisting Abdulmutallab at the ticket counter or anywhere else. The Haskells responded by saying, Show us the tape. At that point, “Federal agents” spoke to ABC’s Brian Ross and said, Well, maybe there was a sharp dressed man and here’s what he did.
We know that federal law enforcement quietly allowed the Haskell’s story to stand through the statement to Brian Ross. Since key elements of the story have not been formally investigated, we don’t know if Abdulmutallab went through normal check-in or if, as witnessed and indicated, he somehow bypassed normal security requirements.