Investigators would have been “crucified” over First Amendment rights if they had they launched a full-scale probe into e-mails Fort Hood massacre suspect Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan allegedly sent to a radical imam, a government investigator told Fox News…

Privately, top Army officers have acknowledged that the massacre may have been a terrorist act.

In a series of e-mails sent 24 hours after the shootings and obtained by Fox News, one colonel in a two-star command instructed subordinate officers: “Please send a message to our training centers, the (logistics support bases), and the (divisions) advising them of …(their) responsibility to provide this command a status of their respective anti-terrorism plans.”