John Ashcroft Stopped Flying Commercial
In the spring of 2001 then Attorney General John Ashcroft stopped flying commercial and started traveling in chartered planes. In fact, he was on a chartered flight to Milwaukee on the morning on September 11. Rumors swirled that Ashcroft had known 9/11 was coming. Surprisingly, Michael Moore, director of Fahrenheit 9/11, was the one to squelch this rumor, pointing out that although Ashcroft flew on chartered planes for government business, he flew commercial at least twice in the summer of 2001. Maybe the person who warned Ashcroft off commercial flights had insider knowledge, but the AG may not have known about the impending attacks.