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Why was a Sunday Times report on US government ties to al-Qaeda chief spiked?

http://ceasefiremagazine.co.uk/whistleblower-al-qaeda-chief-u-s-asset/

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Other intelligence experts agree that Edmonds had stumbled upon a criminal conspiracy at the heart of the American judicial system. In her memoirs, she recounts that FBI Special Agent Gilbert Graham, who also worked in the Washington field office on counter-intelligence operations, told her over a coffee how he “ran background checks on federal judges” in the “early nineties for the bureau… If we came up with xxxx – skeletons in their closets – the Justice Department kept it in their pantry to be used against them in the future or to get them to do what they want in certain cases – cases like yours.”A redacted version of Graham’s classified protected disclosure to the Justice Department regarding these allegations, released in 2007, refers to the FBI’s “abuse of authority” by conducting illegal wiretapping to obtain information on U.S. public officials.

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As I previously noted on this forum, “Edmonds was an entry-level contract FBI translator for a few month over a decade ago. Claims that she has current expertise regarding the bureau’s translation operations are questionable, regarding other parts of their operations are risible and regarding covert CIA ops beyond absurd.” Would the FBI really have had intel on the operations she is talking about? The only other source here are “two Sunday Times journalists speaking on condition of anonymity” as cited by an obscure author writing for an obscure webzine. The author has a track record of unreliable 'reporting' regarding 9/11

http://911myths.com/index.php/Special:Search?search=Nafeez++Ahmed&fulltext=Search

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Len:

Why did you omit mention of the report by the Inspector General on the Edmonds' case? So that the full story is told, here are its conclusions:

http://www.fas.org/irp/agency/doj/oig/sedmonds.html

IX. CONCLUSION

The majority of the allegations raised by Edmonds related to the actions of a co-worker. The allegations raised serious concerns that, if true, could potentially have extremely damaging consequences for the FBI. These allegations warranted a thorough and careful review by the FBI.

Our investigation concluded that the FBI did not, and still has not, adequately investigated these allegations. Our review also found that many - although not all - of Edmonds' allegations about the co-worker had some basis in fact. This evidence does not prove, and we are not suggesting, that there is sufficient evidence to conclude that espionage or any improper disclosures of FBI information occurred. However, we believe the FBI should have taken Edmonds' allegations more seriously and investigated them more thoroughly. As discussed in this report, the FBI's investigation of the information regarding the co-worker was significantly flawed. Had the FBI investigated the claims thoroughly, it would have found that many of Edmonds' allegations regarding the co-worker were supported by documentary evidence or other witnesses. Instead, the FBI seems to have discounted Edmonds' allegations, believing she was a disruptive influence and not credible, and eventually terminated her services. Even now, the FBI has not carefully investigated the allegations about the co-worker to determine if the co-worker compromised any FBI information. In light of the need for FBI vigilance about security issues, as demonstrated by the Hanssen case, we believe the FBI should have investigated these serious allegations more thoroughly.

Edmonds also alleged that the FBI retaliated against her by terminating her services as a CL. We concluded that Edmonds' allegations were at least a contributing factor in why the FBI terminated her services. We recognize that the FBI Whistle blower regulations do not apply to Edmonds because she was a contractor rather than an FBI employee. We also recognize that her varied and insistent allegations of misconduct may have been frustrating, and that not all of her allegations were true. However, many of her allegations had a basis in fact, and the way the FBI responded to her allegations contributed to her persistent claims. Moreover, we believe the FBI should not discourage employees or contractors from raising good-faith allegations of misconduct or mismanagement and the FBI's termination of Edmonds' services may discourage others from raising such concerns.

With regard to Edmonds' other allegations of misconduct, most were not supported by the evidence we reviewed. However, she did raise a valid concern about unnecessary travel for certain linguists.

Finally, our review also found problems in the oversight of FBI CLs. The FBI needs to more carefully oversee and monitor their work. Towards this end, we made several recommendations regarding the FBI's hiring and oversight of CLs. We believe that the FBI should carefully consider these recommendations, which we believe could help improve the operation of the FBI's language translation program.

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Doug I didn’t mention the IG report because it was in no way relevant to Edmonds current claims. I thought and still think she was a hero 10 years ago, but starting (IIRC) in 2006 or so she started making wilder and wilder claims related to Israel, 9/11 , AQ etc. but never clarified why she hadn’t said anything earlier.

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Why was a Sunday Times report on US government ties to al-Qaeda chief spiked?

http://ceasefiremagazine.co.uk/whistleblower-al-qaeda-chief-u-s-asset/

Excerpt:

Other intelligence experts agree that Edmonds had stumbled upon a criminal conspiracy at the heart of the American judicial system. In her memoirs, she recounts that FBI Special Agent Gilbert Graham, who also worked in the Washington field office on counter-intelligence operations, told her over a coffee how he “ran background checks on federal judges” in the “early nineties for the bureau… If we came up with xxxx – skeletons in their closets – the Justice Department kept it in their pantry to be used against them in the future or to get them to do what they want in certain cases – cases like yours.”A redacted version of Graham’s classified protected disclosure to the Justice Department regarding these allegations, released in 2007, refers to the FBI’s “abuse of authority” by conducting illegal wiretapping to obtain information on U.S. public officials.

Above is a perfect example of how unreliable Ahmed is. If one takes a look at the limked doucument they will see Graham said nothing of the sort.

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