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Secrets of the CIA- Mary McCarthy 'categorically denies' being the source of the leak
MSNBC/Newsweek ^ | 4/24/06

Posted on 04/24/2006 7:00:16 PM PDT by Mr. Brightside

Secrets of the CIA

A former colleague says the fired Mary McCarthy ‘categorically denies’ being the source of the leak on agency renditions.

WEB EXCLUSIVE By Mark Hosenball and Michael Isikoff

Updated: 7:07 p.m. ET April 24, 2006

April 24, 2006 - A former CIA officer who was sacked last week after allegedly confessing to leaking secrets has denied she was the source of a controversial Washington Post story about alleged CIA secret detention operations in Eastern Europe, a friend of the operative told NEWSWEEK.

The fired official, Mary O. McCarthy, “categorically denies being the source of the leak,” one of McCarthy’s friends and former colleagues, Rand Beers, said Monday after speaking to McCarthy. Beers said he could not elaborate on this denial and McCarthy herself did not respond to a request for comment left by NEWSWEEK on her home answering machine. A national security advisor to Democratic Party candidate John Kerry during the 2004 presidential campaign, Beers worked as the head of intelligence programs on President Bill Clinton’s National Security Council staff and later served as a top deputy on counter-terrorism for President Bush in 2002 and 2003. McCarthy, a career CIA analyst, initially worked as a deputy to Beers on the NSC and later took over Beer’s role as the Clinton NSC’s top intelligence expert.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: beers; bleedingheartattack; cia; cialeak; democrats; denial; isikoff; johnkerry; kerry; kerrystaffer; kerrystaffers; leaks; marymccarthy; maryomccarthy; mccarthy; nsc; randbeers; rats
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1 posted on 04/24/2006 7:00:17 PM PDT by Mr. Brightside
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To: Mr. Brightside

Yeah, and Clinton never had sex with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky.


2 posted on 04/24/2006 7:00:48 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Mr. Brightside

Oh Yeah, I believe her. I fail lie detector tests all the time. lolol


3 posted on 04/24/2006 7:01:16 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Mr. Brightside

The media frenzy may now commence.


4 posted on 04/24/2006 7:02:12 PM PDT by HoosierHawk
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To: Mr. Brightside
A Bit of Parsing here Perhaps ??
5 posted on 04/24/2006 7:02:15 PM PDT by cmsgop ( I love Scotch. .......Scotchy, Scotch, Scotch)
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To: Mr. Brightside

Now it gets messy and political.

Let the mud fly!


6 posted on 04/24/2006 7:02:16 PM PDT by Red6
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To: Mr. Brightside

It sickens me the way the leftists/ democrats twist everything. And that we have no one authoritative to put them straight in their place. Your head has to spin after reading this article. Can't someone come out and say the CIA's job is to keep secrets, not play footsie with the press, period?


7 posted on 04/24/2006 7:02:38 PM PDT by Williams
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To: Mr. Brightside
And how many "friends" of Mr. Libby does MSNBC / Newsweek give full stories too??

The bias of the MSM is beyond imagination anymore - This lady seems to have clearly leaked information with no authority whatsoever to do so.

Mr. Libby situation is one of being completely different (for a host of reasons) yet the MSM hight-light one and defeat the other.

8 posted on 04/24/2006 7:03:37 PM PDT by SevenMinusOne
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To: Mr. Brightside

She should put her money where her mouth is. Sue to get her job back and we'll put her under oath, as well as getting a subpoena for Dana Priest (or whoever wrote the stories).


9 posted on 04/24/2006 7:04:00 PM PDT by jra
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To: Mr. Brightside

I wonder what the difference is between catagorically denying something and just denying it?

Does catagorically denying something mean your guilty of that which you deny?


10 posted on 04/24/2006 7:06:31 PM PDT by Eddie01 (</liberalism>)
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To: Mr. Brightside

Rand Beers? THAT'S who Newsweak went to to quote? Rand Beers was the guy McCarthy replaced at CIA!!! Then Beers went to wrk for the Kerry campaign. And Newsweak is owned by the WaPo, for which Preist works. You talk about incestuous!


11 posted on 04/24/2006 7:08:03 PM PDT by antonico
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To: Mr. Brightside

She's not likely to publicly admit this, she's probably at risk of a prison sentence as things stand now. Hope so, traitor bitch!


12 posted on 04/24/2006 7:08:19 PM PDT by conservativewasp (Liberals lie for sport and hate our country.)
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To: cmsgop

She leaked classified information to a reporter about a story... but not THAT story!


13 posted on 04/24/2006 7:09:04 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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To: operation clinton cleanup

Depends on what the definition is 'leak' is.


14 posted on 04/24/2006 7:10:32 PM PDT by Mr. Brightside (Watcher of the Skies)
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To: Mr. Brightside

...I did it....no no..I deny doing it....I did it...no I didn't...no wonder she's a kerry supporter


15 posted on 04/24/2006 7:11:17 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF ...7th AF...408MMS..Ubon ,Thailand..."69"..Night Line Delivery ..AMMO!!)
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To: Mr. Brightside
Poor liberals. Their CIA coup against the president hasn't quite worked out.

And now? Well, we'll be treated to the most idiotic focus group nonsense in human history.

16 posted on 04/24/2006 7:11:44 PM PDT by Reactionary (The Barking of the Native Moonbat is the Sound of Moral Nitwittery)
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To: Williams

She signed a confession...end of story. Let the prosecution begin!


17 posted on 04/24/2006 7:12:22 PM PDT by Wristpin ("The Yankees announce plan to buy every player in Baseball....")
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To: Reactionary
That's it. You got it. And here I'd been thinking of this gang of misfits and screwups as a "communist party cell".

But no, it's a "communist party focus group"~~!!!

Guess that means that if Capitalism doesn't real win them over, Modern Marketing does!

18 posted on 04/24/2006 7:13:41 PM PDT by muawiyah (-)
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To: Mr. Brightside
The fired official, Mary O. McCarthy, “categorically denies being the source of the leak,” one of McCarthy’s friends and former colleagues, Rand Beers, said Monday after speaking to McCarthy.

Phew, glad that's cleared up.

20 posted on 04/24/2006 7:15:47 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Reactionary

Every story of McCarthy seems to describe her using the words "who was nearing retirement." - as if we should have sympathy for a traitor who close to getting a pension.

I don't think she'll have to worry about money. I'm sure Soros will pick up her bills, set her up for a few lucrative speaking engagements and a juicy book deal.


21 posted on 04/24/2006 7:18:07 PM PDT by Mr. Brightside (Watcher of the Skies)
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To: Mr. Brightside

I know no-thing!

22 posted on 04/24/2006 7:18:56 PM PDT by poindexter
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To: Mr. Brightside
She must be really stupid. If she confessed, there's a recording or a document that could be trotted out to prove it.

This sounds like public posturing from a person who is trying to protect her pension in the secure knowledge that she will never be prosecuted.

23 posted on 04/24/2006 7:20:06 PM PDT by Tallguy (When it's a bet between reality and delusion, bet on reality -- Mark Steyn)
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To: waterlootruck

Yep and if captured, you would be expected to resist torture before giving it up!


24 posted on 04/24/2006 7:21:12 PM PDT by Wristpin ("The Yankees announce plan to buy every player in Baseball....")
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To: Mr. Brightside

Prepare for yet another Clintonian denial-fest.


25 posted on 04/24/2006 7:21:53 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: waterlootruck
As a Vet, with a security clearance, this whole deal stinks. I would be swinging from the yard arm if I were her. But, I ain't one of them, go figure?

As a vet, I only had a "Secret" clearance and signed a form on outprocesing that I could be prosecuted for ever releasing anything that was classified "secret", let alone TOP SECRET CIA stuff... this makes me sick.

26 posted on 04/24/2006 7:24:51 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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To: DevSix

They assume that the President of the United States and an empoloyee of an agency have equivalent authorities. He is not merely her theretical superior but the Chief Executive of the United States who authority rests on the Constitution. Her only authority is what is contained in her job description. Her duty is to abide by its terms and, of course, she has the duty of defending the Constitution. She has been unfaithful to both.


27 posted on 04/24/2006 7:30:05 PM PDT by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: NormsRevenge
Oh Yeah, I believe her. I fail lie detector tests all the time. lolol

Not only did McCarthy fail the test, she admitted to perpetrating the crime according to the report(s).

28 posted on 04/24/2006 7:38:54 PM PDT by demlosers
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To: waterlootruck

These 'Rats..McCarthy and the rest at the CIA like her..
..her ex boss ..Berglar....Should all be "Mughniyah-ed".


29 posted on 04/24/2006 7:40:17 PM PDT by EagleAndHawkMan
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To: Mr. Brightside

Civil servants don't get fired for nothing. It's almost impossible. If there were any doubt, the CIA would have just let her retire quietly or take a job of less importance.

And although the MSM deserves eternal criticism, at least this story led with McCarthy's Kerry/Clinton connections. Thanks for not hiding the truth for once.


30 posted on 04/24/2006 7:42:29 PM PDT by KingKenrod
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To: KingKenrod
Civil servants don't get fired for nothing. It's almost impossible. If there were any doubt, the CIA would have just let her retire quietly or take a job of less importance

Absolutely. She's either guilty of the prison story leaks, or something else just as bad. But given her connections to Joe Wilson and his to Dana Priest's husband, it does not take a great leap of faith to believe she was in fact the leaker.

31 posted on 04/24/2006 7:48:31 PM PDT by speedy
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To: demlosers

I heard that.

Too bad her friend and her can't get their story right.


32 posted on 04/24/2006 7:49:21 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Mr. Brightside

As someone noted earlier, this is the beginning of a legal strategy, that is all.


33 posted on 04/24/2006 7:49:48 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: Eddie01
Denying something means you are pleading innocent.

Categorically denying something means your overpaid defense team is looking to cut some kind of deal.

; ).
34 posted on 04/24/2006 7:51:12 PM PDT by pollyannaish
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To: Mr. Brightside
Mary....denies

Right -- like she's gonna admit to criminal behavior.

35 posted on 04/24/2006 7:52:01 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It. Supporting our Troops Means Praying for them to Win!)
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To: Mr. Brightside
She was not escorted out of the CIA buiilding, the source said.

A serving CIA official said that the day that McCarthy was escorted out of the CIA’s Langley, Va., headquarters, some former colleagues of McCarthy defended her, even while acknowledging they were not familiar with the details of the case.

I guess with all the unidentified sources it doesn't matter what story you spin.

Maybe Mary and Cindy Sheehan can camp out together. Oh wait, can't happen, Mary was about to spend the rest of her life "saving the children". (And I'm gonna be an astronaut.)

36 posted on 04/24/2006 7:52:29 PM PDT by mcenedo (lying liberal media - our most dangerous and powerful enemy)
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To: Mr. Brightside

"I'm 200 percent innocent!"


37 posted on 04/24/2006 7:53:02 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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I didn't do it and I'll never do it again!


38 posted on 04/24/2006 7:55:17 PM PDT by Shimmer128
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To: Mr. Brightside

Mary McCarthy: "I swear, I didn't leak!"


39 posted on 04/24/2006 7:57:39 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: Shimmer128

Mistakes were made. Leaks happen. Where are the plumbers now?


40 posted on 04/24/2006 7:59:04 PM PDT by Paladin2 (If the political indictment's from Fitz, the jury always acquits.)
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To: waterlootruck

Amen to that! I've seen others "Swing from that yard arm" for a LOT less.


41 posted on 04/24/2006 8:02:06 PM PDT by Romanov
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To: Mr. Brightside

This is how Clinton first lied to america -- by lying to his friends and hanging THEM out to dry.


42 posted on 04/24/2006 8:02:49 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: mcenedo

Lets face it...
No matter how many facts we provide, no matter how RIGHT we may be, the Mainstream Media is going to report exactly NOTHING that helps Bush, and doesn't come with gritty footage.....

Footage like an attorney denying things....

Let's take a look at some of the moonbat spin that's already being repeated OVER AND OVER...

This should be the story of the YEAR, if not decade, and it's going away without nary a peep....


43 posted on 04/24/2006 8:04:29 PM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: Mr. Brightside
She didn't uncategorically deny being the source of the leak. I wonder what category she had in mind.
44 posted on 04/24/2006 8:04:30 PM PDT by ChessExpert (Islam - a dangerous cult)
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To: mcenedo

Poor McCarthy (/sarcasm). What? Her "former colleagues" (read: DEMOCRATS) are defending her? Shock! Dismay! Yep, and mothers of serial killers never think their boys would do such horrible things either.

1. A security clearance is a privilege NOT a right.
2. People who hold clearances sign an oath (legally binding) NOT to discuss classifed information with those who are not authorized.

Anybody want to bet how long it'll be before she has a book out and/or a movie deal?


45 posted on 04/24/2006 8:06:16 PM PDT by Romanov
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To: ChessExpert
No a third PARTY says she categorically deny's it...

To the Media, that's akin to a pass from Mother Teresa if it comes from an establishment Liberal......
46 posted on 04/24/2006 8:06:39 PM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: Romanov

***Anybody want to bet how long it'll be before she has a book out and/or a movie deal?***

"MY LIFE AS A CLINTONISTA- How I leaned to hate Democracy"


47 posted on 04/24/2006 8:08:02 PM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

Bush should have cleaned out all Clinton people on his 1st day of office 6 yrs ago. They have done nothing but cause trouble for him.


48 posted on 04/24/2006 8:08:24 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: EagleUSA
All depends on what your definition of 'leak', leak.......I mean 'is', is.......I mean 'leak', is.........damned Clintonistas have me ALL scewed up.

Nevermind.

49 posted on 04/24/2006 8:09:17 PM PDT by houeto (Report Illegals. http://www.ice.gov/partners/employers/worksite/index.htm)
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