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F.B.I. Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds Gives Deposition In Ohio Election Fraud Case: Testimony Could Reverberate Through The DC Beltway

Sibel Edmonds was subpoened in the case of Schmidt v Krikorian and gave her sworn testimony Saturday at the National Whistleblowers Center at 3238 P St. NW, Washington DC. The significance of her testimony is huge given her status of being the most gagged person in the United States and the implications for many past and present in US government agencies and Congress. Leading up to the deposition, drama unfolded as it looked as if challenges from the FBI and the Department of Justice might once again silence her with the usual invocation of the “state secrets privilege”. The event was live blogged by Brad Friedman of Bradblog .

Krikorian’s press release stated the things he wanted provided in Sibel’s deposition. Krikorian told Bradblog that his legal team intended to determine answers to questions concerning whether “The Government of Turkey had illegally infiltrated and influenced various U.S. government institutions and officials, including the Department of State, the Department of Defense, and individual members of the United States Congress” according to Bradblog. During a break in the testimony, Brad Friedman said Edmonds told him by phone that she had been asked, and has answered, questions on Dan Burton (R-IN), Dennis Hastert (R-IL) (who is now a lobbyist for Turkey), and Stephen Solarz (D-NY), as well as other questions on those high-ranking officials and lobbyists in her “State Secrets Gallery.” . Krikorian told Bradblog “From my opinion, if I’m some of the current members of Congress, I’d be very very worried about the information that’s going to come out of this. There are current members of Congress that she has implicated in bribery, espionage. It’s not good. It’s crazy, it’s absolutely crazy. For people in power situations in the United States, who know about this information, if they don’t take action against it, in my opinion, it’s negligence.” According to Bradblog, [Other people implicated included] Livingston (R-TX), Hastert (R-IL), Dick Gephardt (D-MO), other non-Congressional members, people like Brent Scowcroft, other appointed members of the U.S. government.” According to Bradblog, Krikorian went on to say “Did not have very flattering things to say about former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert. … Actually, I stopped taking notes because I was o fascinated by what she was saying. … She talked about the Rand Corp., Brewster-Jennings, nuclear secrets…” Also, the testimony included Turkish American groups such as ATC, ATAA, TACA, how some tried to recruit Edmonds and also how the OIG report exonerated her regarding her discoveries as an FBI translator and her subsequent dismissal by the FBI. According to Bradblog, Edmonds said “I told them how [third-ranking State Dept. official in the Bush Admin and former Ambassador to Turkey] Marc Grossman disclosed” that Brewster Jennings was a CIA front company to the target of an FBI investigation”. Bruce Fein as counsel for Rep. Jean Schmidt R (OH) when questioned after the deposition said Krikorian “can say anything he wants can say whatever he wants about the Armenian Genocide, but what he’s not allowed to do is state lies. We don’t want to close anybody’s mouth when it comes to taking about the Armenian Genocide…What we’re trying to do is promote freedom of speech. Some versions are trying to harass individuals who are trying to dispute history.”

For Sibel Edmonds and all of us that have followed her story over the years since Ashcroft invoked the “state secrets privilege”, this all has been a long time coming. For any of you who are unfamiliar with all this, I suggest you visit her website, her organization’s website, her blog, Luke Ryland’s blog, and of course Bradblog who did yeoman’s work on Saturday. I hope to have an interview with Sibel Edmonds possibly sometime in the fall and I will post it here.