Friday, April 21, 2006

Dozens of Leak Investigations Under Way

In a well deserved FUCK YOU to the Pulitzer Prize committe and the Mediot Establishment, the CIA just fired one of their own, CIA agent, Mary McCarthy, responsible for leaking to Dana Priest about secret prisons in Eastern Europe, which the Pulitzer committee had rewarded with a prize mere days earlier. Ms. McCarthy, who may be the first CIA agent fired for such a matter in the Agency's history, failed a polygraph exam prior to her firing and admitted discussing classified information with unauthorized personnel.
The leak pertained to stories on the CIA’s rumored secret prisons in Eastern Europe, sources told NBC. The information was allegedly provided to Dana Priest of the Washington Post, who wrote about CIA prisons in November and was awarded a Pulitzer Prize on Monday for her reporting.

Sources said the CIA believes McCarthy had more than a dozen unauthorized contacts with Priest. Information about subjects other than the prisons may have been leaked as well.

The Washington Post report caused an international uproar, and government officials have said it did significant damage to relationships between the U.S. and allied intelligence agencies.
The Justice Department is now investigating the situation. As Macsmind has been predicting for months on the issue of CIA agents who indulged in the game of political leaking, this will likely only be the first of many. We'll have to wait to see how fast she turns around and starts giving up her allies for consideration. Macsmind also suggests that Jay Rockefeller may find himself in more than a spot of trouble once these links in the chain start coming undone. Not to mention the coming joy that awaits Dana Priest as she decides whether to go to jail or to squawk on her source.

Milchelle Malkin has rounded up reports who wrote stories commenting on the bestowal of the Pulitzer Prize.

Let's remember why this measure was necessary.
CIA Director Porter Goss has pressed for aggressive investigations. In his latest appearance before Congress, Goss condemned the unauthorized disclosure of information.

"The damage has been very severe to our capabilities to carry out our mission," Goss said in February, adding that a federal grand jury should be impaneled to determine "who is leaking this information."
Heh! I wonder how this will effect Bush's poll numbers. Effective action at last.

Faster please.

1 Comments:

At 9:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting link to past history Mary McCarthy has:

http://911.gnu-designs.com/Chapter_4.2.html

 

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