Wow. Just wow.
The FBI hires contract linguists who previously served on the defense team of Islamic terrorists. Vetting is so passé. From the DOJ website:
A former FBI contract linguist pleaded guilty today to unlawfully providing classified documents to the host of an Internet blog who then published information derived from those documents on the blog.
Shamai Kedem Leibowitz, aka Samuel Shamai Leibowitz, 39, of Silver Spring, Md., pleaded guilty in federal court in Greenbelt, Md., to a one-count information charging him with knowingly and willfully disclosing to an unauthorized person five FBI documents classified at the “secret” level that contained classified information concerning the communication intelligence activities of the United States.
“As a trusted member of the FBI ranks, Leibowitz abused the trust of the FBI and the American public by using his access to classified information for his own purposes,” said Special Agent in Charge Richard A. McFeely.
Solomonia connects the dots:
Leibowitz…was on Marwan Barghouti’s (the terrorist) defense team, refused to serve in the IDF, and here in the Boston area lent himself as a tool of the Somerville Divestment Project, writing letters, op-eds, and giving presentations in favor of divestment from Israel.
More posts on FBI, CIA, and Gitmo translator scandals here.