CIA Officer Fired For Leaking to Media (Updated)

A CIA officer, not assigned to public relations, has admitted to passing classified, operational information to the media, specifically, the Washington Post. From Fox News:

WASHINGTON — A CIA officer has been relieved of his duty after being caught leaking classified information to the media.

One official called this a "damaging leak" that deals with operational information and said the fired officer "knowingly and willfully" leaked the information to the media and "was caught."

A second law enforcement official confirmed said the CIA officer had provided information that contributed to a Washington Post story last year saying there were secret U.S. prisons in Eastern Europe.

The CIA is expected to prosecute. Expect Leftist traitors all over the country to spring to this weasel's defense.

Via the Drudge Report.

Update: NBC News has identified Mary O. McCarthy as the CIA officer fired. Interestingly, Fundrace.org identifies a Mary O. McCarthy, with occupation listed as "Analyst" for the U.S. Government as having donated $2000 to John Kerry's 2004 Presidential campaign.

Cross-posted at The Dread Pundit Bluto.

Posted by: Bluto at 04:14 PM

Comments

1 Curious...

Posted by: LC CanForce 101 at April 21, 2006 09:52 PM

2 The irony here is that someone leaked the firing of the leaker :)

If they prosecute THAT leaker... and someone leaks their firing... this could turn into a cottage industry.

Posted by: 8ackgr0und N015e at April 21, 2006 11:28 PM

3 The CIA is so rotten from top to bottom that it should be shut down.

Posted by: Improbulus Maximus at April 22, 2006 05:05 AM

4 The CIA is just another liberal enclave. The only difference between Harvard and the CIA are the retirement benefits.

Posted by: MCPO Airdale at April 22, 2006 09:46 AM

5 I am a cowardly piece of shit from San Diego. I perform fellatio on men to make a living. My mother was a crack whore who died of AIDS last year. My father? Your guess is as good as mine.

Posted by: San Diego Hacker at April 22, 2006 10:37 AM

6 Hey Hacker, you could run for President on the dhimmicrat ticket with credentials like that. Hell, you'd even beat Osama Obama, whose mother was a whore and whose father was a ritualistic licker of goat balls.

Posted by: Improbulus Maximus at April 22, 2006 07:41 PM






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