Sunday, January 20, 2008

FBI denies file exposing nuclear secrets theft

Edmonds, a 37-year-old former Turkish language translator, listened into hundreds of sensitive intercepted conversations while based at the agency's Washington field office.

She says the FBI was investigating a Turkish and Israeli-run network that paid high-ranking American officials to steal nuclear weapons secrets. These were then sold on the international black market to countries such as Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

One of the documents relating to the case was marked 203A-WF-210023. Last week, however, the FBI responded to a freedom of information request for a file of exactly the same number by claiming that it did not exist. But The Sunday Times has obtained a document signed by an FBI official showing the existence of the file.

Oh, man, doesn't look good for the FBI (or our national security from the inside) - sounds like Sibel Edmond's wasn't just making it all up or anything.  Good thing American Idol season 7's on so this will be a non-story...

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