Associates, who spoke only on condition of anonymity because of her sensitive legal situation, say the CIA authorized McCarthy on a number of occasions to talk with reporters. However, the details and timing remain unclear, including whether that was ever true after Goss took over in September 2004.
Yes it was. However, the CIA stated again today that McCarthy provided classified sensitive information to several media sources on several occassions, and she admitted to it.
I am sure they have a signed confession to this. She is in allot of trouble.
<< the CIA authorized McCarthy on a number of occasions to talk with reporters >>
We can now see what her defense is shaping up to be. The CIA says she admitted sharing classified information to reporters. Her lawyer says she never confessed to "LEAKING" it.
So she will claim she believed she had the green light from someone senior to her to share the classified info with reporters, and it was therefore not an illegal "leak."
No, it was not part of the NYT story. This sounds like more spinning from McCarthy's lawyers. Next we will learn that Porter Goss accompanied McCarthy on her meetings with the reporters.