Rep. Jean Schmidt Found Guilty of Accepting $500,000 in ‘Indirect’ Turkish Lobby Payment by Sibel Edmonds

by Sibel Edmonds
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Originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
August 24, 2011

The Revered Bruce Fein & Foreign Lobby Dollars in the Form of Illegal Payment of Legal Bills

I’ve been meaning to write about this for weeks, and just got around doing it. Maybe the subconscious procrastination was due to the conscious sanitization of this news by venues like this. Maybe it was the dread of having to tackle one of the quasi media phony darlings like this guy. Or maybe it was the repressed exhaustion-frustration I went through a couple of years back with this. Okay, allow me to start with the fairly recent development reported ‘incompletely and badly’ by the New York Times:

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OEC rules in favor of Schmidt

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By BRYAN PECK
http://newsdemocrat.com
October 11, 2009

A decision has been made by the Ohio Elections Commission regarding complaints filed against David Krikorian by Congresswoman Jean Schmidt earlier this month. Krikorian, a Democrat candidate in next year’s primary, is not happy with the results. Schmidt originally filed nine complaints against Krikorian, stating that he had made false claims during the 2008 election about her taking thousands of dollars in Turkish Political Action Committee money in exchange for denying the Armenian genocide in World War I.

During the course of the proceedings, Schmidt dropped four of the complaints against Krikorian, leaving just five to be contested by the Ohio Elections Commission. During the course of the investigation, the commission heard from numerous witnesses, including a deposition from Jean Schmidt and former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds, a well known whistleblower. A video copy of Edmonds’ deposition can be seen at http://www.newsdemocrat.com.

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via OEC rules in favor of Schmidt

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Sibel Edmonds ungagged! Part 2

American Conservative: Sibel Edmonds by Luke Ryland

Edmonds-Sibel

from the archives:

Whistle blower Sibel Edmonds Deposition Video

News report on Sibel Edmonds, David Krikorian, Turkish Lobby

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

Sibel Edmonds: Kill The Messenger (must-see video)

Sibel Edmonds (archive of posts)

Brad Friedman on the Henry Raines Show: Sibel Edmonds Deposition

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The Henry Raines Show
August 30, 2009 03:14 PM PDT

On a very special edition of “The Henry Raines Show”, Brad Friedman discusses the testimony of Sibel Edmonds.

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The Henry Raines Show

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Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds Deposition Video (must-see)

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Updated: August 25, 2009 added videos and story from Luke Ryland.

http://newsdemocrat.com
August 24, 2009

Watch the video: Sibel Edmonds video deposition

Transcript: Sibel Edmonds transcript

Whistle blower deposed in Schmidt versus Krikorian election complaint

Ohio Second District Congresswoman Jean Schmidt, R-Cincinnati, filed nine election complaints against independent candidate David Krikorian concerning the 2008 election in May this year.

Krikorian opposed Schmidt in the Second District Congressional race as an independent in 2008 and is seeking the Democratic nomination for the 2010 race in April. The complaints focus on Krikorian’s statements during the election stating that Rep. Schmidt was taking money from organizations related to the Turkish government in exchange for denying the occurrence of what Krikorian called the Armenian Genocide at the hands of the Turks during World War I.

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News report on Sibel Edmonds, David Krikorian, Turkish Lobby

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August 11, 2009

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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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Turkish Lobby Group ‘Declares War’ on Sibel Edmonds’ Under-Oath Testimony

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The BRADBLOG
August 14, 2009

In a rather extraordinary unbylined blog item posted on Wednesday, the Turkish Coalition of America (TCA), has launched what appears to be an all out assault on FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds and her remarkable, long-awaited under-oath deposition taken over the weekend in the Ohio Election Commission (OEC)’s Schmidt v. Krikorian case.

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The TCA seems to have “declared war”, according to Edmonds who touched base from out of the country via email on Wednesday. The scathing blog post alleges Edmonds’ testimony was “a full-on assault against the national interests of the United States and the integrity of its justice system by the Armenian lobby”; says “Krikorian and his lobbyist backers are getting desperate”; and otherwise attempts to disparage Edmonds’ character by describing her as “self-aggrandizing”, and a “disgruntled and discredited former federal employee.”

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via The BRAD BLOG : Turkish Lobby Group ‘Declares War’ on Sibel Edmonds’ Under-Oath Testimony

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

Deep Corruption Beneath the Surface (Sibel Edmonds)

Brad Friedman interviewing Sibel Edmonds & David Krikorian

Sibel Edmonds’ partial testimony via liveblogging (updated)

Edmonds-Sibel

from the archives:

Sibel Edmonds: Kill The Messenger (must-see video)

Sibel Edmonds (archive of posts)

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

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The BRAD BLOG
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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Deep Corruption Beneath the Surface (Sibel Edmonds)

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by Erik Larson (link doesn’t work)

Video of Sibel Edmonds, Stephen Michael Kohn of NWC, Bruce Fein of TALDF and TACA (formerly w/ATAA) and David Krikorian, at Edmonds’ Aug 8, 2009 deposition

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Brad Friedman interviews Sibel Edmonds & David Krikorian

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August 08, 2009

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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.

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“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 Fights to Testify by Luke Ryland

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by Luke Ryland
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Luke’s blog post
August 7, 2009

Bradblog has the latest.

The FBI and the Dept of Justice are trying to block Sibel from testifying, asserting that:

Edmonds is under “no compulsion” to testify in the Krikorian case and the FBI asserted that she, “does not have approval for any disclosure of any information.”

Sibel’s lawyers responded that:

“the objections raised so far by the agency are not sufficient to block Edmonds’ from “truthfully answer[ing] questions while under oath pursuant to a lawful subpoena” on Saturday morning in D.C. as scheduled.

Their press release [PDF], to be issued publicly later today, accuses the FBI and DoJ of attempting “censorship” and trying to “silence [a] whistleblower”.”

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Sibel Edmonds to break gag order + Turkey and Turkish agents

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by Luke Ryland
Featured Writer
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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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Who amongst us is so brave? by Luke Ryland

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by Luke Ryland
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Dandelion Salad
Luke’s blog post
August 5, 2009

In recent interviews, former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds suggested that all channels were apparently closed in her particular case because it appeared that she had exhausted her options within the Judiciary (and both Congress and the Corporate Media refused to offer her a forum to disclose what she knows about malfeasance at the Pentagon and State Department)

That all changed today, as Sibel outlines in a ‘BREAKING NEWS‘ item at her blog. Because of an unlikely set of circumstances, Sibel’s sworn deposition and affidavit testimony was requested in a case involving the Ohio Election Commission involving Ohio Congresswoman Jean Schmidt. Schmidt has been accused by her electoral opponent of being on the payroll of Turkish interests, and her opponent, David Krikorian, sought Sibel’s testimony about:
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