DOJ Inspector General Supports Sibel Edmonds

From Holden:

When I mentioned earlier today that this report would be released I had no idea that the Dept. of Justice’s Inspector General would be so supportive of Sibel Edmonds’ story.

Evidence and other witnesses support complaints by a fired FBI contract linguist who alleged shoddy work and possible espionage within the bureau’s translator program in the months after the September 2001 terror attacks, according to a report Friday by the senior oversight official at the Justice Department.

The department’s inspector general, Glenn Fine, said the allegations by former translator Sibel Edmonds “raised substantial questions and were supported by various pieces of evidence.” Fine said the FBI still has not adequately investigated the sensational claims.


“We found that many of Edmonds’ core allegations relating to the co-worker were supported by either documentary evidence or witnesses other than Edmonds,” the report said. “Moreover, we concluded that, had the FBI performed a more careful investigation of Edmonds’ allegations, it would have discovered evidence of significant omissions and inaccuracies by the co-worker related to these allegations.”

The report also seems to back-up Edmonds’ claim that she was wrongfully terminated by the FBI.

The government’s report also revealed that Edmonds was fired for using her home computer to write one memorandum about her concerns that contained classified information, which the FBI deemed a security violation. The report released Friday was a 37-page, unclassified summary of a broader, 100-page internal review over Edmonds’ case.

The report noted that Edmonds, who had been granted “Top Secret” clearance, had first obtained permission from an FBI supervisor to work on the memorandum at home. The supervisor, who wasn’t identified, relayed Edmonds’ allegations to FBI security officials but also reported Edmonds’ own violation of FBI procedures for handling classified materials, the report said.