Catherine Herridge at Fox News has been investing this story for many months and it appears there were several government officials who signed off on the Pentagon luncheon.
Fox News obtained new documents through a Freedom of Information Act request as part of a year-long investigation called "Fox News Reporting: Secrets of 9/11." An internal Department of Defense email that announced the event with Awlaki also laid out other details, like a proposed menu including pork, which is prohibited for Muslims. The email states "the chef will create something special for vegetarians."Nefarious Islamic operatives and duped sympathizers have infiltrated the highest levels of our federal government. There really is no doubt about that at this point.
The documents show that more than 70 people were copied on the invitation, which originated in the Defense Department’s Office of the General Counsel. It is home to the Pentagon's top lawyer.
"I have reserved one of the executive dining rooms for February 5th, which is the date he (Awlaki) preferred," a defense department lawyer wrote in the e-mail announcing the event.
"He (Awlaki) will be leaving for an extensive period of time on February 11th."
The e-mail states that New Mexico born al-Awlaki was the featured guest speaker on “Islam and Middle Eastern Politics and Culture."
The Defense Department lawyer who vetted the imam wrote that she "had the privilege of hearing one of Mr. Awlaki's presentations in November and was impressed by both the extent of his knowledge and by how he communicated that information and handled a hostile element in the audience."
al-Awlaki was also once a president of the Muslim Students Association (MSA) at Colorado State University. Yet further evidence that the MSA and al-Qaeda both roll up under the Muslim Brotherhood - as if you needed further evidence.
Here's a short promo from a Fox News expose' about this scandal: