Skip to comments.C.I.A. Defends Officer's Firing in Leak Case
Posted on 04/25/2006 8:57:49 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
WASHINGTON, April 25 The Central Intelligence Agency on Tuesday defended the firing of Mary O. McCarthy, the veteran officer who was dismissed last week, and challenged her lawyer's statements that Ms. McCarthy never provided classified information to the news media.
But intelligence officials would not say whether they believed that Ms. McCarthy had been a source for a Pulitzer Prize-winning series of articles in The Washington Post about secret C.I.A. detention centers abroad. Media accounts have linked Ms. McCarthy's firing to the articles, but the C.I.A. has never explicitly drawn such a connection
A C.I.A. spokeswoman, Jennifer Millerwise Dyck, said: "The officer was terminated for precisely the reasons we have given: unauthorized contacts with reporters and sharing classified information with reporters. There is no question whatsoever that the officer did both. The officer personally admitted doing both."
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
The CIA answers back. McCarthy's lawyers are liars, surprise, surprise.
Sounds pretty unequivocal to me.
(( ping ))
Looks like her "spinners" (probably the same as Hillary's) are going to have a tough time on this one.
She negotiated away the charge of "Unauthorized Use of Kneepads"...
Yep. Rat lawyers are used to yipping all they want without fear of a response. Not this time.
Didn't look to me like she stuttered when she said that. I think they've got McCarthy right where they want her, attorneys or not.
My, my. Isn't that special?
Compassion for traitors...
I would expect better from "Ty" Cobb, McCarthy's lawyer. He is very expensive and was caught in a blatant lie. Oh, what the Hell, he's a Democrat.
Not good enough. This dip should be in jail awaiting arraignment.
Note the use of the plural "reporters". If the CIA knows who the other recipients are it should pass the word.
He didn't say she didn't do it. He only says she didn't admit it.
Doesn't give me a real warm feeling. But it is probably the law, so the 'Rats have to spin the obvious.
Will never happen unless they can get her for something other than the leak. Most CIA employees know they are NEVER going to go to jail for leaking info unless they are selling it to another country. But for your average CIA employee the firing is way worse than going to jail.
Doesn't matter...the penalty for leaking SCI is 10 years.
They need to enforce the law on these people. The military would hammer harshly and fairly.
I will take the word of the CIA over Cobb any day. He is a democrat hack trying to save McCarthy's reputation, what little she has left.
He is stupid for taking this stance though because it is just going to anger the CIA and the DOJ. Look for them to come down on her very, very hard.
The rats, rogue agents and the antique liberal media is scared to death what is coming. They are standing on the tracks and see the locomotive barreling down on them. This is a huge catch and will be the story of the decade because many more people will be caught including members of the senate, house, msm, cia, fbi, doj. Frog march the mall for the world to see. There has been a coordinated conspiracy of these liberal idiots to undermine this adminstration, and the yrolled the dice one too many times. Game over. Nixon will look like a choir boy before this is all over.
Instictively, they are doing what they have been doing for at least four years now, and that is to manufacture news and spin the truth and allot of times just out and out lie in their news stories. They figure if they can hood wink the public again, they can get opinion on their side. Bush is attacking poor patriotic McCarthy and look at Libby that liar. Yeah, we will fall for that.
The last paragraph states that "the officer personally admitted..." If that is not a confession, I don't know what is.
SEC. 413. STUDY ON REVOKING PENSIONS OF PERSONS WHO COMMIT UNAUTHORIZED DISCLOSURES OF CLASSIFIED INFORMATION.
(a) Study- The Director of National Intelligence shall conduct a study on the feasibility of revoking the pensions of personnel in the intelligence community (as defined in section 3(4) of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 401a(4))) who commit unauthorized disclosures of classified information, including whether revoking such pensions is feasible under existing law or under the administrative authority of the Director of National Intelligence or any other head of an element of the intelligence community.
(b) Report- Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Director of National Intelligence shall submit to the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives and the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate a report containing the results of the study conducted under subsection (a).
I read somewhere she is claiming the confession was coerced. Says some guy named Jack threatened to shoot her in the kneecap.