Skip to comments.Moves Signal Tighter Secrecy Within C.I.A.
Posted on 04/23/2006 7:42:45 PM PDT by Pikamax
Moves Signal Tighter Secrecy Within C.I.A. By SCOTT SHANE and MARK MAZZETTI
WASHINGTON, April 23 The crackdown on leaks at the Central Intelligence Agency that led to the dismissal of a veteran intelligence officer last week included a highly unusual polygraph examination for the agency's independent watchdog, C.I.A. Inspector General John L. Helgerson, intelligence officials with knowledge of the investigation said on Sunday.
The special polygraphs, which have been given to dozens of employees since January, are part of a broader effort by C.I.A. Director Porter J. Goss to re-emphasize a culture of secrecy.
As the inspector general, Mr. Helgerson was the supervisor of Mary O. McCarthy, who was fired on Thursday after admitting she had leaked classified information to reporters about secret C.I.A. detention centers and other subjects, agency officials said.
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Also a means to clear him of any complicity in the actions of his subordinate. Wouldn't make too much of it.
> Moves Signal Tighter Secrecy Within C.I.A.
"Uh oh, our juicy sources are drying up,
and we can expect more subponeas in the
coming months. Our top Putzes will be in
the slammer for refusing to talk, rather
than on vacation in what's left of Paris."
But then you have vamps like Valerie Plame appearing on magazine covers in her jammies.
Here's part of the trick ~ any competent intelligence analyst would have already noticed that ALL of the IG directors, or top level people in every agency IG who were Clintonistas (appointed by Clinton, or schedule Cs) have turned out to be rotten to the core.
One of the first was Carla Corcoran who had been USPS IG. She'd earlier been in the Air Force IG's office, but wormed her way into a non-political job at USPS.
There have been others ~ one of them quite recently ~ remember the news flak caught cruising 13 year old girls (he thought). He was from Time, Inc., a temple of leftwingnut focus.
I'm sure there are others.
Well boo hoo. Someone ask me if I really give a damn about the ex-CIA employees and their book deals.
I thought Plame was outed by The White House? Didn't Karl Rove admit to releasing her name?
Tighter secrecy at the CIA in this day and age?
The NY Times must have a source.
Nah, you must have gotten that from the DU talking points memo.
BTW, welcome to FR.
Thanks for the welcome. But I do recall a federal investigation of White House personnel and an indictment of Libby resulting from the leak. Do I have my facts wrong?
Libby was not indicted for leaking.
"But I do recall a federal investigation of White House personnel and an indictment of Libby resulting from the leak. Do I have my facts wrong?"
Nobody is being charged with any crime related to leaking. Libby is being charged for lying or bending about what he said to some reporters.
We don't know who leaked to Novak. The prosecution won't talk, won't release the info to Libby. After the leak Novak confirmed the info with two others, Rove and some CIA press handler. According to Novak on or both of them asked him not to reveal the information. But Novak did anyway.
Plame was outed by her hubby,(/Vanity Fair) that's the scoop" nobody wants to know about.
You may need to read that memo again. Libby was "indicted" for being less than truthful to a grand jury, not for leaking a name.
No one has been indicted for "leaking" the name of a CIA clerk who was btw not a secret agent.
Stick around and you'll get a better education than you're accustomed to over at Dummies Unhinged.
I understand that Libby was indicted for perjury. But the perjury was alleged to have occurred when the federal prosecutor questioned Libby about his role in leaking Plame's name to the press. What exactly am I missing here?
So who is this ONE OFFICIAL that is leaking the details of this undoubtedly secret investigation???
"Granted anonymity" by who? The NY Slimes? That is supposed to make it okay for this person to leak information as to a confidential investigation? The arrogance of the liberal media is breathtaking.
Investigating leaks by intelligence officials would make a full time job for THREE FBIs.
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