FBI Whistleblower Files Motion for Judge’s Recusal

Wednesday, Sibel Edmonds, former FBI language specialist and a whistleblower, filed a motion in a Washington, D.C., federal court asking for the recusal of Judge Reggie Walton from Edmonds’ pending case filed under the Federal Tort Claim Act. Walton is also currently hearing the perjury case involving I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, the former chief of … Continue reading “FBI Whistleblower Files Motion for Judge’s Recusal”

Whistleblowers Are Not Protected, Mr. Goss

Dear Mr. Goss, the timing of your recent op-ed in the New York Times interestingly coincides with the upcoming congressional hearing by the House Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats & International Relations on National Security Whistleblowers. Your comments are predictably consistent with the pattern of "preemptive strikes" you and the administration have been keen … Continue reading “Whistleblowers Are Not Protected, Mr. Goss”

Domestic Spying Hurts Our National Security

According to numerous reports and audits released by entities such as the inspectors general (IGs) of agencies that deal with national security and various presidential commissions, today, more than four years after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, almost all our national security related agencies are in disarray, riddled with incompetence, corruption, and in … Continue reading “Domestic Spying Hurts Our National Security”

FBI Penetrated; Again!

U.S. Marine Leandro Aragoncillo, a naturalized U.S. citizen who worked in the vice president’s office and later at the FBI as an analyst, was arrested last month and accused of downloading classified FBI reports and sending them to political figures in the Philippines. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has continued to make short shrift of … Continue reading “FBI Penetrated; Again!”

Where Is Accountability?

Over four years ago, more than four months prior to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, in April 2001, a long-term FBI informant/asset who had been providing the bureau with information since 1990 provided two FBI agents and a translator with specific information regarding a terrorist attack being planned by Osama bin Laden. This asset/informant was … Continue reading “Where Is Accountability?”

Gagged, but Still Going Strong

The appeal court’s decision on the Sibel Edmonds case is out: case dismissed, no opinion cited, no reason provided. The court’s decision of Friday, May 6, has generated a string of obituaries; “another major blow, maybe the last one, to Sibel Edmonds, a woman who has faced an unprecedented level of government secrecy, gag orders, … Continue reading “Gagged, but Still Going Strong”

FBI Whistleblower Edmonds Files New Lawsuit

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sibel Edmonds, a former FBI contract linguist who was terminated in 2002 after becoming a whistleblower regarding the 9/11 tragedy, today filed the most detailed lawsuit to date outlining her allegations. The complaint, filed under the Federal Torts Claims Act (FTCA), reveals for the first time details surrounding Ms. Edmonds’ interactions with … Continue reading “FBI Whistleblower Edmonds Files New Lawsuit”

Statement of Sibel Edmonds

Emerging Threats: Overclassification and Pseudo-classification Good afternoon, my name is Sibel Edmonds. I have been invited to provide you with testimony today regarding my direct experience with the use of excessive secrecy, rare privileges, and over-classification by the Department of Justice against me during the past three years. Thank you for giving me this opportunity. … Continue reading “Statement of Sibel Edmonds”

FBI Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds to Testify Before Congress for First Time Wednesday

WASHINGTON – Sibel Edmonds, who was fired after exposing national security concerns at the FBI, will testify before Congress for the first time Wednesday. Edmonds, a former Middle Eastern language specialist for the FBI, will share her story with members of the House Committee on Government Reform’s Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats and International … Continue reading “FBI Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds to Testify Before Congress for First Time Wednesday”

Demand Accountability

A few days ago, during an interview, I was asked to provide comments regarding the inspector general’s (IG) report into my allegations, and I was asked whether or not I agreed with the report’s conclusion that the FBI did not take my reports and allegations seriously, although they were supported by facts, evidence, and other … Continue reading “Demand Accountability”