Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Sibel Edmonds - Breaking News - Congressional Testimony 3/2/05

Just received the following press release from Sibel via Allan Duncan - no link yet, but I expect it will be up on the ACLU website first thing in the morning. I'll check CSPAN schedules on 3/2/05 for any TV coverage:

FBI Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds to Testify Before Congress for First Time Wednesday

Edmonds Set to Speak at House Hearing on Excessive Classification

March 1, 2005

WASHINGTON - Sibel Edmonds, who was fired after exposing national security concerns at the FBI, will testify before Congress for the first time Wednesday.

Edmonds, a former Middle Eastern language specialist for the FBI, will share her story with members of the House Committee on Government Reform's Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations. The hearing will focus on the emerging threats of over-classification and pseudo-classification. Edmonds will testify about the government's excessive use of classification to cover up its own misconduct in her case. The hearing will be at 1 p.m. at the Rayburn House Office Building, in room 2154...