Ashcroft


"...trying to get the Attorney General to do justice in the case of fired FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds, a linguist and translator hired soon after 9/11 because of her fluency in Middle Eastern languages...

"...although there was a huge backlog of untranslated FBI wiretaps and interrogation of suspected terrorists -- she had been ordered to work very slowly so the FBI could get an increase in its budget for more translators...

"...Edmonds's charges were... confirmed by other in the FBI...

"Directed by John Ashcroft, the cover-up was validated... he dismissed Edmonds's lawsuit...

"...the two Senators and their staffs are forbidden to release any of that information to the public because Ashcroft still classifies it..." (Nat Hentoff. "Whistleblower Blues." The Progressive, Sep. 2004: 12).


Colby Glass, MLIS