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May 19, 2005
Volcker Commission Burned Confidential Witness

Roger L. Simon has a letter from the counsel for a Oil-For-Food witness that had been promised anonymity, but found out that he had been exposed as a source of information for the Volcker Commission. The letter from Pierre Mouselli's attorney, Adrian Gonzales Maltes, includes a statement from whistleblower Robert Parton explicitly stating that the Volcker Commission leaked this information without his knowledge, an astounding development since Mouselli was Parton's witness and Parton negotiated Mouselli's cooperation personally:

"As to the one individual with whom I worked who had such [identity] protection, and from whom I had obtained evidence concerning conversations with the Secretary General, the IIC violated his Confidentiality Agreement during the course of the investigation. Without my knowledge or that of the witness, and in violation of the Confidentiality Agreement, members of the Committee provided the name of the witness -- and the substance of his statements -- to the Secretary General and his counsel during the investigation ..."

Someone in the Volcker Commission has leaked information to Kofi Annan, including the names of witnesses and their testimony. Small wonder that Parton resigned in disgust, preferring to deal with the independent investigations Congress conducts instead of the Annan-appointed (and accountable) Paul Volcker.

This just provides more evidence that the UN has become so thoroughly corrupted that internal investigations will do no good whatsoever; Annan has his thumbs in everything. He will not allow people to reveal the depth of corruption at Turtle Bay and his personal involvement in it without serious attempts at intimidation. The call he made to Mouselli on a private cell-phone number given only to the Volcker Commission to discuss his supposedly confidential testimony served as a warning to Mouselli and everyone else to observe the UN version of omerta, or else.

Roger promises to post any responses he receives from Volcker or his spokespeople. Keep checking back there for updates.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at May 19, 2005 9:37 AM

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