Louis Freeh believes he is above the law. The Supreme Court disagrees. The former FBI Director tried to convince the highest court in the land to hear his argument that he should be granted immunity in Judicial Watch’s case on behalf of Energy Department whistleblower Notra Trulock. However, the Justices declined without comment to even consider Freeh’s argument, paving the way for JW’s legal challenge. The case is now on the "rocket docket" in Virginia.
"The Supreme Court sent a clear signal that all senior law enforcement officers and federal officials will be held accountable for their crimes," said JW Chairman Larry Klayman. "We’re looking forward to taking Mr. Freeh’s deposition and bringing to light the damages and suffering Mr. Trulock has experienced at trial.”
Judicial Watch’s case on behalf of Notra Trulock is strong, bolstered by clear evidence that Mr. Trulock was targeted for exercising his First Amendment rights. The former director for the intelligence office of the Energy Department, Mr. Trulock, was sharply critical of the Clinton Administration and Louis Freeh for ignoring his repeated warnings about espionage at the Los Alamos Nuclear facility. In 1998, he testified before Congress. In the July 2000 issue of the National Review, he made his case clear against Freeh and the FBI for the general public, prompting a vicious intimidation campaign by the FBI and others.
After Mr. Trulock’s article appeared, his home was illegally searched and vandalized, while his computer was seized and kept for nearly two years, despite the fact that it held critical research about a genetic disorder from which his son suffers and personal financial information.
To add insult to injury, Mr. Trulock was also subjected to a vicious smear campaign by Wen Ho Lee, the person identified by Mr. Trulock as a key suspect in the espionage activities. A government report later exonerated Mr. Trulock from charges that his investigation was motivated by racism. But by then, much damage was done.
"Mr. Trulock is a great American who put his whole life on the line in order to protect our national security," said JW Chairman Larry Klayman. "His behavior stands in stark contrast to Louis Freeh, a man so corrupt he destroyed the office he led, and a man so cowardly he refuses to face the music for the illegalities he has allegedly committed."