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NBC: CIA officer fired after admitting leak- Name is Mary McCarthy
msnbc ^ | Updated: 7:23 p.m. ET April 21, 2006 | Robert Windrem and Andrea Mitchell

Posted on 04/21/2006 4:33:43 PM PDT by dennisw

WASHINGTON - In a rare occurrence, the CIA fired an officer who acknowledged giving classified information to a reporter, NBC News learned Friday.

The officer flunked a polygraph exam before being fired on Thursday and is now under investigation by the Justice Department, NBC has learned.

Intelligence sources tell NBC News the accused officer, Mary McCarthy, worked in the CIA's inspector general's office and had worked for the National Security Council under the Clinton and and George W. Bush administrations.

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 sources spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the firing.

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1 posted on 04/21/2006 4:33:45 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: dennisw

 

Mary McCarthy
CSIS
Mary McCarthy, who was fired Thursday from the CIA.

2 posted on 04/21/2006 4:34:43 PM PDT by dennisw (If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles-Sun Tzu)
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To: dennisw
It's about frickin time people started getting canned for leaking state secrets.

I'm so glad, with their hounding of the Administration over the outting (cough) of Valerie Plame that the MSM agrees that leaking to the press is such a bad thing. (cough again)

3 posted on 04/21/2006 4:34:59 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (By 2004, annual inflow of foreign-born persons was down 24% from its all-time high in 2000--PEW)
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To: dennisw

Get a rope


4 posted on 04/21/2006 4:35:03 PM PDT by always vigilant (Ignore their heathen prayers and help us blow those bastards straight to hell. - Mel)
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To: dennisw

A leak about a leak??


5 posted on 04/21/2006 4:35:59 PM PDT by tje
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To: dennisw

This unbelievable! Betray your country and be rewarded with a Pulitzer! There had better be criminal charges brought.


7 posted on 04/21/2006 4:36:59 PM PDT by asp1
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To: dennisw
had worked for the National Security Council under the Clinton ... Adm.

I'm shocked.

8 posted on 04/21/2006 4:37:01 PM PDT by Kenny Bunkport
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To: dennisw
20 years in Leavenworth sounds about right.

L

9 posted on 04/21/2006 4:37:14 PM PDT by Lurker (Anyone who doesn't demand an immediate end to illegal immigration is aiding the flesh trade.)
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To: tje

Whole lotta leaking goin' on.

I wonder if leaking about a firing is illegal as is leaking classified info?


10 posted on 04/21/2006 4:37:23 PM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: dennisw

Lesbian lover?


11 posted on 04/21/2006 4:37:37 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Nazism: Liberalism in its purest form.)
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To: dennisw

One is a start.


12 posted on 04/21/2006 4:37:52 PM PDT by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: Darkwolf377

This will not bode well.

Media Spin follows:

She leaked....Rove leaked....Libby leaked.

She got fired.

Oh when, oh when will they fire Rove.


Be careful what you wish for. It may satisfy you but open up a whole can of MSM whoopass.


13 posted on 04/21/2006 4:38:52 PM PDT by JNL
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To: dennisw
Inspector General's office? That's the "internal affairs" unit - she should be investigating leaks, not instigating them.

Prosecute the traitor.

14 posted on 04/21/2006 4:39:17 PM PDT by meyer (Dems are stuck on stupid. Al Gore invented stupid.)
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To: SuzyQue
I wonder if leaking about a firing is illegal as is leaking classified info?

Good question.. this leak didn't endanger any of our people..

15 posted on 04/21/2006 4:39:37 PM PDT by tje
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To: tje

See BS and Bob Scheiffer were indignant she had been fired and there might be charges pending against her and a ***GASP*** Pulitzer Prize winner who published the leak.

Sting them all up. Give them the needle or the chair.

They can't be brought up on treason charges fast enough.


16 posted on 04/21/2006 4:40:30 PM PDT by PittsburghAfterDark
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To: dennisw

Jim Angel said that she testified before the 9/11 commission.


17 posted on 04/21/2006 4:40:31 PM PDT by petkus
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To: tje

See BS and Bob Scheiffer were indignant she had been fired and there might be charges pending against her and a ***GASP*** Pulitzer Prize winner who published the leak.

Sting them all up. Give them the needle or the chair.

They can't be brought up on treason charges fast enough.


18 posted on 04/21/2006 4:40:31 PM PDT by PittsburghAfterDark
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To: Darkwolf377
"It's about frickin time people started getting canned for leaking state secrets."

It's about frickin time people started getting canned hung for leaking state secrets

19 posted on 04/21/2006 4:41:29 PM PDT by norwaypinesavage
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To: dennisw
The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the firing.

Anyone else find this slightly ironic?
20 posted on 04/21/2006 4:41:52 PM PDT by kenth
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To: dennisw

Anybody doubt "the enemy within" now?


21 posted on 04/21/2006 4:42:15 PM PDT by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: dennisw

This calls for celebration. Wish I could hug Goss right now.

Either this traitor can spill the other weasels or let her hang.


22 posted on 04/21/2006 4:43:52 PM PDT by Soul Seeker ("No Illegal Alien Left Behind Act" - (quote: Jeff Sessions) - 4/6/06)
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To: xcamel
Mary McCarthy was a famous far leftwing journalist in the DC area who passed on to her reward in 2004.

This gal is either her namesake, a daughter, or possibly a clone.

23 posted on 04/21/2006 4:44:07 PM PDT by muawiyah (-)
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To: dennisw

This is treasonous activity. This traitor has materially aided the enemy in time of war. She should be tried and hanged forthwith.


24 posted on 04/21/2006 4:44:13 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (A Liberal: One who demands half of your pie, because he didn't bake one.)
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To: dennisw
The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the firing.

I see stupid sources.

Hopefully soon to be fired as well.

25 posted on 04/21/2006 4:46:18 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Ditch the 1967 Outer Space Treaty! I want my own space bar and grill)
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To: dennisw

They gave her a Pulitzer? How discusting. Can't the congress do anything about this?


26 posted on 04/21/2006 4:48:05 PM PDT by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Charlie Mike, son))
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
Or at the very least , do time NO pension . Let these political backstabers get a good taste of reality. Clean that rat hole out and start over. We are screwed .
27 posted on 04/21/2006 4:48:55 PM PDT by fantom
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To: kenth
The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the firing.

Was the firing classified? Personel matters that do not involve covert agents are not secret. Any more than if a cop gets fired for breaking the law. The fact that you are not authorized to discuss something does not mean it is illegal to discuss it. It just means you boss may be ticked if you do.

In this case McCarthy was with internal affairs. Her job was to catch leakers and traitors. She apparently is a leaker herself.

I suspect that Portor Goss has put in a sting unit to catch the crooked CIA people. And if I were looking for leakers, internal affairs would be a good place to start.

28 posted on 04/21/2006 4:49:45 PM PDT by Common Tator
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To: dennisw

Sandy Bergler only got a slap on the wrist. She probably will too.


29 posted on 04/21/2006 4:50:41 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: JNL

You're right about the way the MSM [spit] will spin this, but, again, Rove and Libby leaked nothing because the Plame dame wasn't undercover.


30 posted on 04/21/2006 4:51:27 PM PDT by Kenny Bunkport
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To: dennisw

More interesting -

Who set her up with Dana Priest?


31 posted on 04/21/2006 4:51:36 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: petkus
Fourth Public Hearing: Statement of Mary McCarthy to the 9-11 Commission

[Statement of Mary O. McCarthy to the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon The United States
October 14, 2003]
32 posted on 04/21/2006 4:52:27 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: petkus
Jim Angel said that she testified before the 9/11 commission.

Go to the online version of The 9/11 Commission Final Report and do a search on "McCarthy" - there's 17 references.

Sample, Page 17:

"Mary McCarthy, the NSC senior director responsible for intelligence programs, initially cautioned Berger that the “bottom line" was that “we will need much better intelligence on this facility before we seriously consider any options.” She added that the link between Bin Ladin and al Shifa was “rather uncertain at this point.” Berger has told us that he thought about what might happen if the decision went against hitting al Shifa, and nerve gas was used in a New York subway two weeks later."

33 posted on 04/21/2006 4:52:41 PM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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To: muawiyah

Google her name with "CIA"


34 posted on 04/21/2006 4:54:06 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: dennisw

Uh-huh...just as I thought, another Clinton holdover. I'm sick of this.


35 posted on 04/21/2006 4:55:12 PM PDT by Purrcival (Porter Goss is cleaning house!)
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To: JNL
This will not bode well.

Media Spin follows:

She leaked....Rove leaked....Libby leaked.

She got fired.

Oh when, oh when will they fire Rove.

Be careful what you wish for. It may satisfy you but open up a whole can of MSM whoopass.

Yea, and they'll get to associate torture and "disappearance" into Soviet-era prisons with the Bush administration, and boy-o-boy they'll be in hog heaven!

36 posted on 04/21/2006 4:56:03 PM PDT by ziggygrey
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To: Kenny Bunkport

That doesn't matter. We all know what the spin will be.

Krugman and Dowd will write articles praising the capture of the "leaker" and asking whem the "leaker in chief" will be fired.

Mark my words.

It would have been better to let it die.

Then again, as many know here, I've been wrong before.


37 posted on 04/21/2006 4:57:44 PM PDT by JNL
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To: SuzyQue

Remember it's not the leaking, it's who is doing the leaking. Very confusing. There are good leaks and bad leaks, good leakers and bad leakers. Luckily we have the media available to helpfully sort things out for us.


38 posted on 04/21/2006 4:58:03 PM PDT by Patriot from Philly
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To: JNL

if this is your attitude, you should surrender right now. Have you no confidence in making distinctions. If people continue to confuse the distinguishable, that is their problem.


39 posted on 04/21/2006 4:58:14 PM PDT by ontos-on
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To: dennisw

are you sure you got the right photo?


40 posted on 04/21/2006 4:59:27 PM PDT by ontos-on
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"Sources said the CIA believes McCarthy had more than a dozen unauthorized contacts with Priest."

LOL - you go girl. Girl power! Woo hoo! BWAHAHAHAHAHA!

41 posted on 04/21/2006 4:59:58 PM PDT by Enterprise (The MSM - Propaganda wing and news censorship division of the Democrat Party.)
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To: dennisw

I bet more arrests are coming. It is time for some payback.


42 posted on 04/21/2006 4:59:58 PM PDT by biff0101
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To: dennisw

"In a rare occurrence, the CIA fired an officer who acknowledged giving classified information to a reporter"

It's a rare occurrence when a CIA employee admits to giving classified information to a reporter. Much more fun over on the big thread.


43 posted on 04/21/2006 5:02:16 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: Kenny Bunkport

"had worked for the National Security Council under the Clinton ... Adm.
I'm shocked."

I'm shocked that NBC included the fact she worked for the Clinton Administration.


44 posted on 04/21/2006 5:03:50 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: JNL

It is never better to let what is wrong die.

Besides, I fail to understand the logic of your attitude. The MSM does what you listed everyday anyway. Seems to me your dire warnings make no sense in that context. Since they are going to do it either way, we lose nothing in pursuing this and gain for outing this traitor.


45 posted on 04/21/2006 5:05:09 PM PDT by Soul Seeker ("No Illegal Alien Left Behind Act" - (quote: Jeff Sessions) - 4/6/06)
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To: ontos-on

No I have no faith in the MSM making the obvious distinguishable, big difference.


46 posted on 04/21/2006 5:05:09 PM PDT by JNL
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To: Lurker
20 years in Leavenworth sounds about right.

No. She needs to be kept in a safe house for a full interrogation and investigation to discover how long and to who else she has leaked info. And then start tthe process over to see if the stories remain the same.

Rinse and repeat

Chemical interrogation might be indicated.

Rinse and repeat

And oh yeah, freeze all of her assets, then off to a super-max isolation cell or rope, yeah rope is good.

47 posted on 04/21/2006 5:05:36 PM PDT by Covenantor
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To: dennisw
As usual I am slightly off topic, but my question would be, were there any inducements to get Mary to be a mole for the Post ?

If so I think the Post has stepped beyond the "freedom of the Press" protection.
48 posted on 04/21/2006 5:06:34 PM PDT by oldbrowser (We must act today in order to preserve tomorrow......R.R)
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To: meyer
Inspector General's office? That's the "internal affairs" unit - she should be investigating leaks, not instigating them.

Exactly... could be the tip of a very big iceberg.

49 posted on 04/21/2006 5:09:18 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

"See BS and Bob Scheiffer were indignant she had been fired"

CBS and Bob Schieffer should be ashamed of themselves, but they gave up shame a long time ago. This woman is a Democratic politico who was feeding information to reporters to damage the Administration. She signed confidentiality agreements when she joined the CIA, and she violated them for political reasons. She signed similar agreements when she worked for the National Security Council. She has broken them and violated the law.


50 posted on 04/21/2006 5:09:26 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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