Thursday, April 28, 2005

9/11 Coverup -- Judges Meet With Bush Lawyers In Secret

From Scoop:
Former FBI contract translator and whistleblower Sibel Edmonds and her attorneys were ordered removed from the E. Barrett Prettyman US Courthouse so that a three-judge US Court of Appeals panel could discuss her case in private with Bush administration lawyers. ...

Edmonds is appealing the Bush administration’s arcane use of "state secrets privilege," invoked last year to throw out her US District Court lawsuit alleging retaliation for telling FBI superiors about shoddy wiretap translations and allegations that wiretap information was passed to the target of an FBI investigation. ...

Criminal evidence in Edmonds' explosive case is apparently getting too close to Washington officials, since the former contract linguist also told us she would not deny that "once this issue gets to be ... investigated, you will be seeing certain people that we know from this country standing trial; and they will be prosecuted criminally," revealing the content of the FBI intercepts she heard indicates that recognizable, very high-profile American citizens are linked to the 9/11 attacks. ...

When we asked how many Americans were named in the intercepts, Edmonds said "There is direct evidence involving no more than ten American names that I recognized," further revealing that "some are heads of government agencies or politicians -- but I don’t want to go any further than that," as we listened in stunned silence.

When asked in 2002 by CBS 60 Minutes co-host Ed Bradley, "did she seem credible to you? Did her story seem credible?" Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) said "Absolutely, she’s credible. And the reason I feel she’s very credible is because people within the FBI have corroborated a lot of her story."
Before I split this blog off from Joy of Sox, I wrote about Edmonds several times. ... For more info on Edmonds, click here and here and here. And sign the petition demanding the release of her testimony on 9/11.

Judges tossing Edmonds and her lawyers out of court so they can discuss her case about government complicity in 9/11 in secret with lawyers from that same government ... that doesn't sound completely kosher, does it?

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