The Right Coast

February 11, 2004
The Fifth Column in the FBI
By Mike Rappaport

Here is the first paragraph from the story:

"When linguist Sibel Dinez Edmonds showed up for her first day of work at the FBI, a week after the 9-11 attacks, she expected to find a somber atmosphere. Instead, she was offered cookies filled with dates from party bowls set out in the room where other Middle Eastern linguists with top-secret security clearance translate terror-related communications."

There are several charges of improper behavior and crimes in the remainder of the story. I really hope these allegations are not true, but there seems to be a fair bit of evidence in the story to support them. Why are we finding out about this only now?