FBI whistle-blowers say anti-terrorism efforts wer sabotaged

Started by DavidByron, Oct 28, 2002, 08:16 PM

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There have been many whistle blowers from the security agencies coming forward and basically pointing to examples like these where the supervisors have subtly and sometimes rather un-subtly sabotaged anti-terrorism investigations.  Bush and Chaney have both taken steps to prevent an effective investigation.  The new security agency is specifically being exempted from whistle-blowing protection, and the protections in place for the moment are often being ignored.  The pattern seems to be that supervisors in the security agencies were told to avoid catching the terrorists and Bush wants no investigation.


When Edmonds wasn't slowing down enough, that supervisor forced her by deleting her work, she says. "The next day I would come to work and the translation would be gone" she tells Bradley. Edmonds says when she confronted the supervisor, He said, "Consider it a lesson and don't talk about it to anybody else and don't mention it"

and from a 2nd whistleblower,

According to Edmonds, Dickerson tried to recruit her into that organization and insisted that Dickerson be the only one to translate the FBI's wiretaps of that Turkish official.

When Edmonds refused to go along with her plan, she says Dickerson threatened her and her family's life.

Edmonds also says that when she reviewed Dickerson's translations of those tapes, she found that Dickerson had left out information crucial to the FBI's investigation; information that Edmonds says would have revealed that the Turkish intelligence officer had spies working for him inside the U.S. State Department and at The Pentagon.

Edmonds says she complained repeatedly to her bosses about what she'd found on the wiretaps and about Dickerson's conduct, but that nobody at the FBI wanted to hear about it; she says not even the assistant special agent in charge.
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