Indicted Libby Assigned Same Judge Who Denied Sibel Edmonds has reported some very disturbing information about the judge assigned to Scooter Libby, recently indicted aid to Dick Cheney. Apparently he has been assigned to Judge Reggie Walton, the same judge who handled a case by Sibel Edmonds in July of 2004.

US District Judge for DC Reggie Walton has been assigned the Lewis Libby case. It is noteworthy to point out Walton's past and current links to the Republican Right and to elements in the Bush administration who have covered up important details about 911. Walton was appointed to the DC Superior Court in 1981 by Ronald Reagan. In 1989, he was appointed by George H. W. Bush as the deputy drug czar under Bill Bennett. Walton was reappointed to the DC Superior Court by the senior Bush. George W. Bush nominated Walton to the US District Court for DC in 2001. Walton was the judge who, under pressure from the Justice Department, placed a gag order on former FBI translator and whistleblower Sibel Edmonds and cleared his courtroom of the public and media in Edmonds' hearing in her case against the FBI. Edmonds brought to light important information about how the FBI failed to translate important wiretap intercepts before and after 911.

Here is a recent article about Sibel Edmonds from
Whistleblower Has Elite Interests Running Scared

Sibel Edmonds is the most gagged person in the history of the United States, at least according to her ACLU lawyers. If gag orders were nickels, she'd be rich.

Please do your best to spread the word about this judge and about Sibel Edmond's plight to get out from her gag order. We the people deserve to hear what she has to say, and we should be weary of such a judge presiding over Scooter Libby's trial as well.