Several Charges Dropped in ‘False Statements’ Case Following FBI Whistleblower’s Testimony

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The BRAD BLOG
August 14, 2009

Claiming that Ohio’s Republican U.S. House Rep. Jean Schmidt R-2nd is “conced[ing] that she does deny the Armenian Genocide”, the campaign of her Democratic challenger David Krikorian has just issued a press release posted in full below, stating that Schmidt has dropped four of her “false statements” complaints against him in her Ohio Election Commission OEC case, while petitioning the court to add a new claim in the bargain.

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In today’s statement, Krikorian says: “Jean and her friends at the Turkish Legal Defense Fund are on a fishing expedition … First she brought the charges, then she realized that she could not win her case and petitioned the court to drop the charges, now she is adding a new one. Typical Jean Schmidt behavior, its a shame she is not putting forward this kind of effort on the health care debate.”

The campaign said that “the statements Schmidt claimed were false are in relation to her denial of the Armenian Genocide,” adding that “In dropping the charges, Schmidt essentially conceded that she does deny the Armenian Genocide.”

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The Krikorian Campaign’s press release follows in full below…

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Ohio U.S. House Candidate Issues Press Release on Sibel Edmonds’ ‘Revealing’ Testimony

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August 12, 2009

As we continue to wait for the release of the video/transcript of long-gagged FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds’ deposition last Saturday, the campaign of David Krikorian, Ohio’s Democratic candidate for the U.S. House seat in the 2nd Congressional district, has just issued a press release relating to it. Complete release posted below.

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The Krikorian campaign’s press release, issued within the last hour today, follows in full below…

Krikorian For Congress Press Release

FBI Whistleblower Provides Revealing Testimony In Schmidt v. Krikorian Case

Ohio Elections Commission To Hold Preliminary Hearing Tomorrow

Cincinnati, OH – August 12, 2009 – FBI Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds, testified on Saturday to her knowledge of Turkish Government infiltration of US Department of State and the US House of Representatives. The testimony was revealing and will be used in David Krikorian’s defense against frivolous false statement claims brought by his 2010 opponent Representative Jean Schmidt.

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Brad Friedman interviews Sibel Edmonds & David Krikorian

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August 08, 2009

Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds Finally Testifies Under Oath Continue reading

Sibel Edmonds’ partial testimony via liveblogging (updated)

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Updated

by Luke Ryland
Featured Writer
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Luke’s blog post
August 8, 2009

Brad is quasi-liveblogging the deposition here.

Sibel

“has been able to say “everything that she hasn’t been able to say so far, implicating many member of Congress in a criminal conspiracy,” according to interviews with Fein and others.”

and:

“Edmonds told me in a brief phone conversation during the break: “Bruce Fein is raising objections to everything”, though that’s to be expected. She said she’s been asked, and has answered, questions on Dan Burton (R-IN), Dennis Hastert (R-IL), Stephen Solarz (D-NY), and other questions on those high-ranking officials and lobbyists in her “State Secrets Gallery”.”

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Sibel Edmonds to break gag order + Turkey and Turkish agents

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by Luke Ryland
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Luke’s blog post
August 6, 2009

Bradblog has the full story on the latest Sibel Edmonds news. Here it is in full:

FBI Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds Subpoenaed, Set to ‘Break’ Gag Order Unless DoJ Intercedes

Former agency translator called to testify in Ohio election case this Saturday on Turkish infiltration of U.S. government…

Unless the Dept. of Justice re-invokes their twice-invoked “state secrets privilege” claim in order to once again gag former FBI translator-turned-whistleblower Sibel Edmonds, her attorneys have notified the department by hand-delivered, sworn letter of declaration [PDF] this week, that she intends to give a public deposition, open to the media, in response to a subpoena this Saturday in Washington D.C..

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Clint Curtis: Murder, Spies and Voting Lies

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Manipulating US elections

With just eight days to go before the US presidential election, Riz Khan speaks to the man responsible for vote-rigging software capable of flipping election outcomes.

Clint Curtis has now turned whistleblower and is an advocate for an electoral process that includes a verifiable paper trail.

With many Americans still convinced that the 2000 and 2004 elections were stolen, we ask is it possible that the 2008 race could be ‘flipped’.

Investigative blogger Brad Friedman joins Curtis to reveal the dark side of electronic voting.

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Brad Friedman at Common Cause: Media Reform Conference

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“We’re talking about remodeling the furniture in the house, while the house is burning down.” Investigative citizen journalist, Brad Friedman of The BRAD BLOG speaks to whether the media have undermined our democracy. Short answer: YES!!!

More details, text transcript here: http://www.bradblog.com/?p=5858

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Valerie Plame Wilson Describes Sibel Edmonds Disclosures as ‘Stunning’ by Scott Horton (audio link)

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by Scott Horton
Antiwar.com Blog
Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

What disclosures are those? Treason.

Sunday Times 1,2,3. Philip Giraldi 1,2,3.

Now BradBlog reports to us an interview from Tuesday, February 12th 2008, in which “outed” CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson discusses (at 39:00) the allegation that former State Department official Marc Grossman tipped off the Turks and Pakistanis to her nuclear black market-monitoring CIA front company years before we ever heard of her. From Bradblog:

[Plame] says she has been following recent blockbuster series in British paper concerning U.S. nuclear secrets espionage, allegations that her [CIA] cover company, Brewster Jennings, was exposed by a former high-ranking State Department official as long ago as 2001.

Former CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson says the recent disclosures in the UK’s Sunday Times concerning the sale of U.S. nuclear secrets to the foreign black market, as aided by high-ranking government officials, are “stunning.”

…continued and audio

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High Treason and Felonies by Ted Lang

FBI whistleblower ignored by media by Brian O’Farrell

Sibel Edmonds (archive of posts)

Edmonds-Sibel

Suggested Election Coverage by Lo + Super Tuesday Roundtable (video links)

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Suggested Election Coverage

For election news, voting problems, primary coverage please check out these sites:

News From Underground

Brad Blog

Citizens for a Legitimate Government

http://www.nocureforthat.com

by Lo

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Democracy Now!
Feb. 6, 2008

Super Tuesday Roundtable with Bill Fletcher of The Black Commentator, Sociologist Frances Fox Piven, Roberto Lovato of New America Media, and Progressive Democrats of America Director Tim Carpenter

We host a Super Tuesday roundtable with four guests: Bill Fletcher, executive editor of The Black Commentator and former president of TransAfrica Forum; Frances Fox Piven, a distinguished professor of political science and sociology at the Graduate Center, CUNY, and author of many books; Roberto Lovato, a writer with New America Media and a frequent contributor to The Nation magazine; and Tim Carpenter, national director of the Progressive Democrats of America. [includes rush transcript–partial]

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Frances Fox Piven, Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology at the Graduate Center, CUNY. She is the author of several books including Challenging Authority: How Ordinary People Change America, The War at Home, and Why Americans Still Don’t Vote. Her upcoming book published by the New Press is on African American vote suppression.

Bill Fletcher, Executive Editor of The Black Commentator. He is the former president of TransAfrica Forum.

Roberto Lovato, Writer with New America Media and a frequent contributor to The Nation magazine.

Tim Carpenter, National Director of the Progressive Democrats of America.

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Democracy Now!
Feb. 6, 2008

After Super Tuesday, Obama and Clinton Race a Deadlock; McCain Declares Himself GOP Frontrunner

Voters in twenty-four states across the country took to the polls in a day that many had once predicted would determine the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees. While John McCain has proclaimed himself the Republican frontrunner, the Democratic race remains deadlocked. [includes rush transcript]

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Democrat and Republican Delegates 02.05.08

What Can Be Done To Change The Broken Political System by Guadamour

Sitting Out the Election By Mary Pitt

The Evolution of Evil By Joel S. Hirschhorn

Seriously, it’s time to not vote in the presidential election by Lo

Much Ado About Ron Paul by Grim

Kucinich Letter Cites Miscounts in NH, Requests State Carry Out ‘Complete & Accurate Recount of All Ballots’ By Brad Friedman

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By Brad Friedman
BradBlog
1/23/2008 8:12PM

Democratic Presidential Candidate Details ‘Significant Percentage Variances,’ from 4 to 10%, Discovered So Far During Hand Counts as Paid for by His Campaign

SoS Downplays Mistallies After One County Counted: No Changes ‘As Far as Where the Candidates Finished’…

Citing “significant percentage variances in four voting districts in Hillsborough County,” Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) is requesting that New Hampshire’s Secretary of State, William Gardner, “order a complete and accurate recount of all ballots in the New Hampshire Democratic Presidential Primary election,” according to a letter sent this morning, as obtained by The BRAD BLOG. The letter (posted in full at end of this article) details a number of the discrepancies revealed by the recent post-election hand count in Concord, as paid for by the Democratic Presidential candidate’s campaign.

The count was suspended this morning, when “funds ran out,” according to the NH SoS website, making way for a Republican hand count challenge by candidate Albert Howard to begin tomorrow, as The BRAD BLOG reported earlier today.

“The magnitude of the variances in the four voting locations raise questions about the integrity of the internal vote accounting procedures in use in Hillsborough County,” wrote Kucinich. “A reconciliation of the records of votes cast to voters who signed in and received ballots should have detected these problems; why multiple locations with large over-voting discrepancies went undetected in Hillsborough remains unexplained.”

Kucinich’s references, detailed in the two-page letter, refer to counts in Nashua Ward 5 where there were variances discovered in the counting as high as 4.9%; in Manchester Ward 5 where tallies varied 10.6%; and in New Ipswich, which saw 7.5% differences in the hand count totals from the original count for one candidate. Those districts were all tabulated on Election Day solely by error-prone, hackable Diebold optical-scan voting systems.

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h/t: After Downing Street

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On the ground in NH: Recount Update by Bev Harris

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The American Media’s Complicit Failure to Investigate & Report on the Sibel Edmonds Case By Daniel Ellsberg

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By Daniel Ellsberg
After Downing Street
BradBlog

For the second time in two weeks, the entire U.S. press has let itself be scooped by Rupert Murdoch’s London Sunday Times on a dynamite story of criminal activities by corrupt U.S. officials promoting nuclear proliferation. But there is a worse journalistic sin than being scooped, and that is participating in a cover-up of information that demands urgent attention from the public, the U.S. Congress and the courts.

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Silvestro the cat & the NH election (video; voter fraud) + Polls Wildly Different Than Results

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One man’s private, sole source company programs 81% of the election in New Hampshire, 100% in Connecticut, almost all of Massachusetts and most of Vermont. Never before seen video of the under-the-radar elections contractor John Silvestro as he tangles with master security expert Harri Hursti.

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h/t: GloryDaze

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AMERICA DOESN’T Have a CHANCE!
New Hampshire counted 90% of the votes with paper ballots when Buchanan won their primary. Now 81% of the votes are counted by DIEBOLD.

Neither KUCINICH nor PAUL CAN WIN for ONE REASON ONLY: VOTE FRAUD!

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NH Primary: Pre-Election Polls Wildly Different Than Results Announced for Clinton/Obama

Global Research, January 9, 2008
Bradblog.com

Other Pre-Election Numbers, For Republicans and Rest of Dems, Nearly Dead on the Money

UPDATED several times at end of article, and still developing with new updates…

I’m not sure why Obama would have conceded so soon, given the virtually inexplicable turn of events in New Hampshire tonight.

What’s going on here? Before proceeding, I recommend you read the third section of the post I just ran an hour or so ago, concerning the way the ballots are counted in New Hampshire, largely on Diebold optical-scan voting systems, wholly controlled and programmed by a very very bad company named LHS Associates.

Those Diebold op-scan machines are the exact same ones that were hacked in the HBO documentary, Hacking Democracy. See the previous report, as I recommend, which also includes a video of that hack, and footage of the guy who runs LHS Associates.

That said, the the pre-election pollster’s numbers (NOTE: that’s not Exit Polls, but Pre-Election Polls!) were dead-on, for the most part, on the Republican side, as well as on the Democratic side. Except in the do-or-die (for Hillary) Clinton v. Obama race. I’m watching MSNBC right now, and they all seem to agree that the results, for the moment, defy explanation.

I concur.

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How to rig an election- a Republican operative talks

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How to Rig an Election: Convicted Former GOP Operative Details 2002 New Hampshire Phone Jamming Scheme

We speak with former Republican operative Allen Raymond, who served time in federal prison for jamming phone lines of the New Hampshire Democratic Party in 2002 to block a Democratic get-out-the-vote campaign. Raymond has come out with a tell-all book called How to Rig an Election: Confessions of a Republican Operative. In addition to the phone-jamming scheme, Raymond details other Republican tactics such as the use of scripted, phony automated phone messages to try to play on white voters’ racial prejudices in a 2000 New Jersey congressional race. [includes rush transcript]

Added: January 08, 2008

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Protect Ron Paul from Vote Fraud

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Added: November 07, 2007

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New Hampshire Election Fraud by Ron Corvus

Alarms Should Go Off Whenever the Discrepancies Between the “Official” Results and the Polls Can’t Be Explained by andi novick (2006)

Diebold and New Hampshire

New Hampshire Primary–All Diebold, All The Time

FBI Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds Will Now Tell All – and Face Charges if Necessary By Brad Friedman

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Oct. 29, 2007

She’s Prepared to Name Names, Including Those of Two ‘Well-Known’ Congress Members Involved in Criminal Corruption
The ‘Most Gagged Person in U.S. History’ Tells The BRAD BLOG She’s Now Exhausted All Other Channels…

— By Brad Friedman

Attention CBS 60 Minutes: we’ve got a huge scoop for you. If you want it.Remember the exclusive story you aired on Sibel Edmonds, originally on October 27th, 2002, when she was not allowed to tell you everything that she heard while serving as an FBI translator after 9/11 because she was gagged by the rarely-invoked “States Secret Privilege”? Well, she’s still gagged. In fact, as the ACLU first described her, she’s “the most gagged person in the history of the United States of America.”

But if you’ll sit down and talk with her for an unedited interview, she has now told The BRAD BLOG during an exclusive interview, she will now tell you everything she knows.

Everything she hasn’t been allowed to tell since 2002, about the criminal penetration of the FBI where she worked, and at the Departments of State and Defense; everything she heard concerning the corruption and illegal activities of several well-known members of Congress; everything she’s aware of concerning information omitted and/or covered up in relation to 9/11. All of the information gleaned from her time listening to and translating wire-taps made prior to 9/11 at the FBI.

Here’s a handy bullet-point list, as we ran it in March of 2006, for reference, of what she’s now willing to tell you about.

“People say, ‘why doesn’t she just come forward and spill the beans?’ I have gone all the way to the Supreme Court and was shut down, I went to Congress and now consider that shut down,” she told The BRAD BLOG last week when we spoke with her for comments in relation to our story on former House Speaker Dennis Hastert’s original attempt to move a resolution through the U.S. House in 2000 declaring the 1915 massacre of 1.5 million ethnic Armenians in Turkey as “genocide.”

“Here’s my promise to the American Public: If anyone of the major networks — ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, FOX — promise to air the entire segment, without editing, I promise to tell them everything that I know,” about everything mentioned above, she told us.

“I can tell the American public exactly what it is, and what it is that they are covering up,” she continued. “I’m not compromising ongoing investigations,” Edmonds explained, because “they’ve all been shut down since.”

Continued:
EXCLUSIVE: FBI Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds Will Now Tell All – and Face Charges if Necessary – to Any Major Television Network That Will Let Her

h/t: Raw Story

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Sibel Edmonds case: The real culprits of 9-11 by lukery

New Whistleblowers Back Sibel by Scott Horton (Interview w/Sibel Edmonds & James Bamford)

The Highjacking of a Nation By Sibel Edmonds (9-11; Carlyle; Saudi Arabia; MIC)

Turkey & America: the Corridors of Intelligence and Geopolitics by John Stanton (Sibel)

Kill the Messenger (video trailer; Sibel Edmonds)