Sunday, September 26, 2004

The Connection: State Secrets

From Boston's NPR station WBUR show The Connection:

Citing the rarely invoked "state secrets privilege," Attorney General John Ashcroft has effectively squelched any further discussion of the case of Sibel Edmonds, a former FBI translator who's been talking about mismanagement and missed intelligence at the bureau both before and after 9/11.

Edmonds was eventually fired from the FBI. She sued the Department of Justice, but a Bush-appointed federal judge threw out her case, saying that even the discussion of her charges in court posed a threat to national security. Edmonds plans to appeal.

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