May 13, 2004 John Ascroft retroactively classifies FBI testimony at the June 17, 2002 Senate Judiciary Hearings, along with the letters sent to him by Grassley and Leahy.
May 14, 2004 Declaration of John Ashcroft: Attorney General asserts state secrets privilege in Thomas Burnett et al. vs. Al Baraka Investment & Development Corp- 600 9/11 families were represented
June 2004 POGO Sues DOJ/Ashcroft over retroactive classification of material that was in the public domain, regarding Sibel Edmonds- Statement of Facts
June 23, 2004 Sibel Edmonds PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR DECLARATORY RELIEF
OR, ALTERNATIVELY, TO CONDUCT LIMITED DISCOVERY
June 23, 2004 Statement of Sen. Charles Grassley about the FBI's retroactive classification of information regarding Sibel Edmonds
"It's ludicrous to classify information that's been in the public domain for two years. I've got questions about whether this has anything to do with genuine national security. If it does, then the action might actually aid our enemies by alerting them to publicly available information that the U.S. government now considers sensitive. It doesn't enhance national security for the Justice Department and the FBI to go out of its way to identify and classify information that's on-line, in newspapers and on the airwaves."
July 6, 2004 [Judge Reggie Walton issues] Court Order Dismissing Case: State Secrets Privilege Upheld re: Sibel Edmonds