Thursday, July 26, 2007

Which four Congressfolk are being bribed by Turkey?

In a recent speech, former FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds said that there were four congressfolk who were being bribed by Turkish interests.

We know that one of them was Dennis Hastert.

Who do you think the others were?


Here is the quote from a speech Sibel gave to the American Library Association conference last month (mp3 - 90 seconds).

When I went to Congress, I didn't know which Congressmen, Congresswomen, Senators to go to! Because part of my case dealt with our representatives, (and this was based on some counter-intelligence operations) were getting cash bribery from foreign governments. And when I internally started reporting this, and it was not getting anywhere, this great agent that I worked with... said:
"Well, let's say you go to Congress. How are you going to determine who is clean to go to?"

And to me that was really sobering because he told me:
Just based on Turkish counter-intelligence operations, you know of FOUR corrupt congressional people. Take a look at this room (of translators), we have the Chinese Department, we have, you know, the Arabic, including Saudi Arabia and everything. How many do you think they have come across?"

Sibel worked at the FBI in 2001/2002, so we don't know whether those congress folks are all still in congress, but we do know that members from both parties are included in the four.

Who do you think is on the list?

If you'd like to find out:
Call Waxman. Demand public open hearings:
DC phone: (202) 225-3976
LA phone: 323 651-1040
Capitol switchboard phone: 800-828-0498

(we'll bring you the video of the speech soon)


Dick Durata said...

You might rather ask, "Who are the four Congressfolk that are not on the take at all?".
Answer, "Um, there's only two, maybe."

lukery said...

today we are just focusing on Turkey :-)

who do you think the two are?

Miguel said...

Mmmm, I think first we have to ask what Congresscritters were mainly being bribed for. The Vanity Fair article pickked out one issue: Armenian Genocide. I suspect that there were other, more important issues.

If the main point of the bribery was to obtain intelligence, then perhaps we should look to the intelligence committee.

I guess we have to say, 'everyone's a suspect'. Except for John McCain of course. Everyone knows he's honest.

Mizgîn said...

Oh, let me see . . . I propose Lantos and Wexler.