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CIA Leak, Mary McCarthy Link Roundup
various FR links & quotes | 04-23-06 | The Heavy Equipment Guy

Posted on 04/23/2006 4:11:03 AM PDT by backhoe

The original mega-thread:
CIA Fires Officer For Leaking Classified Information to Media
I think this is as big as rathergate.   Dana Priest's Pulitzer has just turned to dust. Not only that,  the Pulitzer's are finally dust is up to us and others to find out, because  the Drive-By Media will ignore the story.
Let's Play Connect the Dots

Let’s connect some dots in the Mary McCarthy CIA leak tale, shall we? (Hat tip: WordWarp).

Mary McCarthy leaks the secret CIA prisons story to Dana Priest, in what may have been a sting operation.

Mary McCarthy and Joe Wilson served at the NSC together at the same time, both with African portfolios.

Does Dana Priest’s Husband Get Joe Wilson Media Gigs?

Did Mary McCarthy Send Joe Wilson To Niger?

 Let's not forget that Mary McCarthy was appointed by ol' docs-in-socks himself, Sandy Berger.

In From the Cold Scroll down and read how high Mary McCarthy really *was*

I found an old site in which a Charles Allen spoke at Harvard all about Open Source intelligence and in it he mentioned Mary McCarthy and her views that were similar to his here.

Just go to this site. It's bigger than you think.

 Read this.

Michelle Malkin has a little piece on this on her blog but also she links to this piece from NRO with has more information on 'who is Mary McCarthy?' and her connections to Sandy "Sox" Berger.


Here's the piece from Michelle Malkin's blog which also speculates on whether or not Mary McCarthy was the one who got Joe Wilson the Niger trip:


Look what I found on the web while surfing through links provided to other links: A PR announcement that Sandy Berger appointed Mary McCarthy:

#77 realwest  4/22/2006 07:14PM PDT

So lemme see if I have this straight so far:
We have Mary Mcarthy who was appointed by Clinton
We have Sandy Berger who was appointed by Clinton
We have the real Joe Wilson, who was appointed to some African nation and then Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs at the National Security Council by Clinton
We have Valerie Plame Joe Wilson's wife, who joined the CIA while Clinton was president
and we have Dana Priestly who got her information from the aforesaid Mary Mcarthy,
and we have William Goodfellow, husband of Dana Priestly who gets Joe Wilson speaking engagements.
Tom Clancy eat your heart out.
Selective Leaking

Tom Joscelyn brilliantly lays out a prior instance in which CIA agent Mary McCarthy, the leaker just fired from the CIA, entered the public record: her involvement in the bombing of al-Shifa, one of the targets in Sudan that the Clinton adminstration attacked in 1998.

TOM MAGUIRE: "The NY Times seems to think the political contributions of the sacked CIA officer are significant, but their investigative skills are apparently a bit rusty, since they are about $7,500 light in their reporting."

UPDATE: Lots of bloggers are jumping on this story: More here, here, and a big roundup here.

I'm pretty sure I know what the talk-radio folks will be talking about next week.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Still more here.

By Michelle Malkin   ·   April 22, 2006 01:19 PM

Ace of Spades asks:

Did Mary McCarthy Approve Joe Wilson's Trip to Niger?

Curt at Flopping Aces points to a F/R commenter, Timeout, noting some interesting portfolio overlap:

Mark Levin weighs in.



CIA leaker fired

A Pulitzer for a False Story

Washington Post journalist Dana Priest won a Pulitzer Prize for her reporting on the “CIA secret prisons” story; in this interview the “prisons” are described as “gulags” and Priest seems to have no problem with it: Dana Priest on secret gulags, CIA and war. (Hat tip: Doss.)

Now that an EU investigation has found no evidence of illegal CIA action, will her Pulitzer be revoked—since the story for which it was awarded was false?

Don’t hold your breath.

But this time the McCarthy is waving a list of known... patriots.

link: 107 comments Wm. Goodfellow's CIP, VERY deeply involved in far-left anti_Iraq War activism:

Dana Priest’s Husband Gets Joe Wilson Media Gigs--Pulitzer Prize winning Dana Priest is married to William Goodfellow. William Goodfellow is the Executive Director of the the Center for International Policy (CIP).

Schieffer Denounces “Dubious First” Firing of (CIA) Leaker (Mary McCarthy's picture)

'Post' Editor Hits 'Criminalization' of Leaks to Media Len Downie

Mary McCarthy Replaced Rand Beers, The Kerry Advisor (The Big Lib Conspiracy)

Leaks and the Leakers that Leak them


This is an egregious crime. It was operational, not just classified info. She put lives in danger, c**t. She disclosed top secret information. Jail time is too kind. Think about it.

Piece of advise for the Bushies...............FIRE ANY ONE THAT WORKED UNDER THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION, I mean really.

Strata-sphere has the straight dope here, an incredible post actually.
The latest fired CIA employee is Mary McCarthy, (one of many to come, I understand, apparently the Department of Justice said they have DOZENS of leak investigations ongoing);

Until July 2001, she served as special assistant to the president and senior director for intelligence programs on the National Security Council (NSC) Staff, under both Presidents Clinton and Bush. More here hat tip x-dhimmi


Excellent complete overview over at Flopping Aces here, and important read;

... Dana Priest, who also won the George Polk Award and a prize from the Overseas Press Club this week for her articles, declined to comment Friday.  She apparently came to the defense of Richard Clarke once. If she is one in the same, this person has betrayed a lot of people with her actions.  More here...and Flopping Aces points out, lest we not forget what Porter Goss said;

Porter Goss told the Senate that these leaks had damaged our intelligence gathering capability and in so doing our national security:

  Clear And Present found this nugget:   Comments (2)

Wilsongate: Motive, Means, and Opportunity

From my files:

Wilson (as Ambassador to Gabon) had/has connections to the Gabon Chief of State, Omar Bongo, who was the chief African ally of the French oil company TotalFinaElf, a major beneficiary of the Oil-for-Food bribes. Prior to the Iraq War, they had a contract with Saddam's regime worth an estimated 12.5 to 27.0 billion barrels of oil reserves. Also he had connections via the Middle East Institute and Rock Creek, both of which are Saudi controlled.

Wilson's wife Jacqueline was also apparently a lobbyist for Bongo and it seems Wilson was pretty chummy with Saddam's weapons buyer, having dinner with him on the eve that Kuwait was invaded in 1990. She is now an advisor to Bongo, her picture from a 2005 conference can be found here That makes it very clear that there are connections to oil-for-food. No wonder Wilson can afford his lifestyle.

Source: Posts 21 and 22

The French Connection

What Wilson Didn’t Say About Africa

Cannistraro worked directly with Clarridge during Iran Contra

73 posted on 11/22/2005 11:27:52 AM EST by ravingnutter

I have posted all the links that my eyes would let me so we can have a running list. Please feel free to add any others that you come across in the comments section.

Mary McCarthy Links:
Center for Law and Security
9/11 Commission Testimony
Intelligence officials warn of security risks
Free Republic -Fired CIA Leaker Gave To Kerry And The DNC
Captains Quarters Blog -A Sting Operation?
OSS CEO Praises Mary McCarthy, Calls for Censure of DNI & DCI
Strata-Sphere Blog - CIA Leaker Leaked Multiple Times
Free Republic - Schieffer Denounces “Dubious First” Firing of (CIA) Leaker (Mary McCarthy's picture)
Details, Details
The Firing of Mary McCarthy by Larry Johnson - CIA Officer Fired: Clinton's Senior Director Of Intel Programs, Kerry Supporter
Lawhawk blog -Cronyism at the CIA?
Global Security - Statement of Mary O. McCarthy before the National Commission Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
Mary McCarthy - CSIS
CIA Organizational Chart
Knight Center for Specialized Journalism Seminar Fellowships -Seminar for Editorial Writers topic -Who is Winning the War on Terror?
Flopping Aces - The Democrat Mole in the CIA is Fired
NeverYetMelted Blog -Who is Mary O. McCarthy?
NYT - Colleagues Say C.I.A. Analyst Played by Rules
Mark Levin - Who is Mary McCarthy?
Ace of Spades HQ - Did Mary McCarthy Send Joe Wilson To Niger?

Dana Priest Info
Covert Intelligence
Ace of Spades HQ - Dana Priest - High Paid Stenographer
Whose Side Is the Post On? Or Better Yet, Whose Side is the CIA on
Powerline Blog - Dana Priest's Global Show N-Tell

William Goodfellow Info
Washington Peace Center Activist Guide
Latin America Working Group – William Goodfellow

Michigan News -Senators Rockefeller and Durbin May Take Polygraph Tests
John Gibson - The Secret War Against President Bush
Sweetness-Light - Only Leak to Help our Enemies
NeverYetMelted - VIPS - Politics, The Plame Game, War on Terror, CIA Leaks
The New American -Security Risk for CIA
Fox News - Ex CIA Accuse Bush of Manipulating Iraq Evidence
Free Republic - More Wilson Meltdown (Lying Larry Johnson from VIPS Sounds Worried)
All Things Beautiful Blog -Regaining Control of the White House Press Room
Multiple Articles
Insight on the News - The Smear Campaign; Left-wingers have poured money into Bush-hating "527" groups, which straddle a fine line in an all-out effort to defeat the president
Democracy Now - NYT Exposes Cheney's Role in CIA Leak: Cheney Identifies Wilson's Wife as CIA Operative




The Uranium Files- Iraq, Mr. Bush... and more-

Yes, Down My Pants. Oh, Like You Haven't? The Sordid Sandburglar Story


The Secret War Against President Bush (John Gibson)
Who is Mary McCarthy? [The Great One, Mark Levin, weighs in...]--Well, as of this morning (Saturday) most of the drive-by media don't care. They're fixated with the weather and gas prices — and anything else that will divert the public's attention from the stunning revelation that a Sandy Berger crony has apparently been leaking top-secret information from her high post at the CIA.
The blogs are all over it. See Ace of Spades HQ and follow the links. The bloggers are reporting that the WaPo is carrying a story in Sunday's edition indicating that the investigation by the FBI is widespread, and that Rockefeller and Durbin and their staffs will be asked to take polygraphs, and that reporters who published the leaks may be subject to prosecution.
Rockefeller, Durbin To Take Polygraphs! [The REAL "Culture of Corruption"...!]
CIA officer fired after admitting leak, (Mary NcCarthy named in this article)
Related links:
Would you believe she was also on the NSC during the same period, and with the same portfolio (Africa), as... JOE F'N' WILSON?

Mary McCarthy Identified As CIA Leaker

The identity of the CIA leaker fired for passing classified information to Washington Post writer Dana Priest has been revealed.

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 sleuthing has begun ;

The report of the 9/11 Commission notes that the National Security staff reviewed the intelligence in April 2000 and concluded that the CIA's assessment of its intelligence on bin Laden and al-Shifa had been valid; the memo to Clinton on this was cosigned by Richard Clarke and Mary McCarthy, the NSC senior director for intelligence programs, who opposed the bombing of al-Shifa in 1998

Ace has pulled up the campaign contributions. No surprises there.

Posted by Kate at 01:21 AM | Comments (3)  Here's a link to the campaign donations:  CIA leaker a big Democratic donor.

Total for this search: $7,900










DNC Services Corp





Andreasen, Steven Peter





Morella, Connie





Democratic Party of Ohio





Kerry, John

Mary O. McCarthy - Visiting Fellow, International Security Program--CSIS pulled McClarty's "Expert" bio off their web site!! That was swift; CSIS must hit FR for their news! But I did find some cache.

War, media and politics

One of today's big news items is the dismissal of a person at Central Intelligence for leaking classified material to Washington Post Pulitzer Prize winner Dana Priest. Pajamas Media has a really big blog roundup. Some of the choice items.

Captain’s Quarters: Plugging the Leak says: In From the Cold comments:  Strata-sphere  Big Lizard: Story on the leaker leaked to the press -- That's how ingrained the practice is. You have to leak about the leak.  22 comments links to this post

Interesting to see who the CIA leaker is.

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The further you look, the worse it gets.

It's up to us, and the blogosphere, to keep hammering on this- the drive-by media is ramping up to "full spin cycle..."

1 posted on 04/23/2006 4:11:06 AM PDT by backhoe
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2 posted on 04/23/2006 4:12:22 AM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: backhoe

Bump for later reading.

3 posted on 04/23/2006 4:15:57 AM PDT by Born Conservative (Chronic Positivity -
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To: Howlin; Fedora; ravingnutter; onyx; Peach; Chickenhawk Warmonger; Grampa Dave; STARWISE; Timeout; ..
Just pinging some folks from the original mega-post... here's what I have found so far.

What a bloody mess.

4 posted on 04/23/2006 4:20:01 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, Ridin' the Trakball into the Dawn of Information)
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Thanks for stopping by- it looks like it will take a legion of investigative reporters ( if there are any left ) to get to the bottom of this.

5 posted on 04/23/2006 4:21:43 AM PDT by backhoe (Has that Clinton "legacy" made you feel safer... yet?)
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What a lot of work! Thank you, backhoe. It really does sound like a Tom Clancy novel, doesn't it?

6 posted on 04/23/2006 4:24:07 AM PDT by Peach
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What a lot of work! Thank you, backhoe. It really does sound like a Tom Clancy novel, doesn't it?

Yes, except it reads like a plot outline dashed out by someone on speed and peyote... my head is spinning from all the names, plots, and events that seem to be linked together.

7 posted on 04/23/2006 4:29:45 AM PDT by backhoe (Has that Clinton "legacy" made you feel safer... yet?)
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You're still the best, kid. Thanks for putting this all in one easily retrievable place!

8 posted on 04/23/2006 4:30:37 AM PDT by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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Bookmarkmarked to my "Backhoe" file..Thank you for doing this!

9 posted on 04/23/2006 4:30:39 AM PDT by MEG33 ( GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: backhoe
I didn't see this while skimming the various links. It is the text of McCarthy's statement/testimony to the 911 Commission.


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]
10 posted on 04/23/2006 4:31:00 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: backhoe
I posted this on another thread. Small world, huh?

You should check out some of her neighbors. She lives practically next-door to:

Dale Bumpers of the Arkansas Bumpers family

Michele Flournoy of CSIS

Seth Winnick who is the consul general to Vietnam, worked in the State Department

Howard Shapiro, who is with Wilmer, Cutler, et al (works with Jamie Gorelick, etc.)

Pierre Larroque who is a mining consultant for Latin America and Africa (hmmmm, where've I heard those countries lately?)

I'd hate to have a Tupperware party in THAT neighborhood!

Just thought it was interesting.....

11 posted on 04/23/2006 4:31:24 AM PDT by IrishRainy
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To: Peach; backhoe
Tom Clancy bump. Hubby's been gone for several days. Only person who could possible explain this to hubby is Tom Clancy. Hubby would darn sure think I've lost my marbles if I start talking ; )
12 posted on 04/23/2006 4:31:45 AM PDT by freema (Proud Marine FRiend, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: backhoe; STARWISE; Enchante; Howlin; onyx; Ernest_at_the_Beach; AliVeritas

Great Job.

Do you have this goodie.

McCarthy: Second Day - First Thoughts
1. Maybe the war would be over by now if half the CIA wasnt more interested in "getting Bush" than it is with "getting Osama".

2. The WAPO and the New York Times are saying that McCarthys efforts are not just legitimate, but actually required for the safe running of a government. Would they say the same if other members of the CIA were to reveal classified information on the failures of the Clinton Administration?

3. In my mind, the CIA is a compromised organization. Mary McCarthy is not some back bench disgruntled civil servant, she's a major player in the Security Community, the NSC and the CIA. Organizations tend to take on the attributes of those at the top. People who are promoted within the organization are promoted because they mimic those in the leadership. This means that there are a large number of people in the CIA whos careers map, personal network and decision making processes mimic those of Dr. McCarthy. Those that are supporting McCarthy now need to explain how an out of control, and apparently disloyal CIA has helped secure the United States against the people who are trying to kill us.

4. How many "dots" are not being "connected" because half of the CIA is sitting in its cubicles frothing at the mouth in hatred over the words "President Bush". How many people have died due to someone elses Bush Derangement Syndrome?

5. At what point does the actions of someone like McCarthy stop being a "Leak" and start being a form of "shadow government"?

6. Its supposed to be the "Central Intelligence Agency", not the "Central Policy Agency". We didnt elect you Dr. McCarthy, you are not "the decider"; its not your call.

7. If a person will violate their security oath for political revenge, what wont they do?

8. What strikes me as most interesting about this case is that it appears that Dr. McCarthy has close working relationships with many people in the "anti-Bush" community and the Democrat party. Is this just a leak, or part of an attempt at a soft "coup"?

9. Why is Dr. McCarthy so interested in overturning the results of an legitimate election? Should we trust someone who doesnt trust the voters? ( I love replaying Clinton Apologies for my own benefit)

10. Now that we have reason to question the loyalty of Dr. McCarthy and that she served in the NSC with Sandy Berger, Just what was it that Sandy Berger was carrying in his pants out of the archive? Is it related to this?

Posted @ April 22, 2006 09:32 AM | Current Affairs

13 posted on 04/23/2006 4:33:16 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist homosexual lunatic wet dreams posing as journalism)
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We were out of town most of Friday, had thunderstorms yesterday and my time on the computer was limited and now I feel like a kid who got pneumonia in the first semester and I'll never catch up. My grade is a D- and class barely started.
14 posted on 04/23/2006 4:33:40 AM PDT by Peach
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What truly amazes me is that the Deaniacs/lunatics have NOTHING to do with this...

This is the Limousine Liberal/K Street/Money-Power crowd of Washington Establishment leftist elites!!

I would have EXPECTED this from the Deaniac crowd, but these people are TRULY dangerous.....

15 posted on 04/23/2006 4:36:09 AM PDT by tcrlaf
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If this affair does not qualify for the use of the terms 'cabal' and 'coup' attempt, we might as well throw away our dictionaries.

16 posted on 04/23/2006 4:37:43 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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This sounds like a blockbuster movie, but in Hollywood, the people that always do this are CONSERVATIVES...

Yet again, Up is always down on Liberal Bizzarro Planet......

17 posted on 04/23/2006 4:39:27 AM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: backhoe

This is a more accurate listing of Mary McCarthy (and her husband's) donations to the Democrats:

Fired CIA Leaker Gave To Kerry And The DNC

Which total over $10,000.

18 posted on 04/23/2006 4:41:52 AM PDT by Sam Hill
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19 posted on 04/23/2006 4:43:32 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (Here come I, gravitas in tow.)
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Wow! This is a tour de force! Thank you very much, backhoe!

20 posted on 04/23/2006 4:43:33 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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