Skip to comments.Ex-CIA officer charged with giving reporter secrets
Posted on 01/06/2011 3:57:16 PM PST by nuconvert
A former CIA officer was arrested on Thursday on charges of illegally disclosing national defense information about Iran to a New York Times reporter who wrote a book.
The U.S. Justice Department said Jeffrey Sterling, 43, was charged with six counts of unauthorized disclosure of national defense information and one count of unlawfully keeping national defense information, mail fraud, unauthorized conveyance of government property and obstructing justice.
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But the NYT-Wit that received it is free and clear?......
How depressing, and to leak to the NYT of all possible outlets, how pathetic!
Will Berkely honor him, or is he not gay enough for them?
Will Berkeley honor him, or is he not gay enough for them?
But the dates and other details in the indictment make clear it involved New York Times reporter James Risen, whose 2006 book "State of War" revealed details of the CIA's intelligence activities involving Iran.
The source familiar with the case confirmed that the reporter in the indictment was Risen.
So he goes to prison for being a co-conspirator?
Maybe a homo. They get into hissy fits and are known to retaliate. Of course, that is not a legitimate reason to prevent homos from jobs that require security clearances.
The traitor, “Sterling, who is black, said he was denied certain undercover assignments at the agency because, officials allegedly told him, he was too big and black to function effectively as a covert intelligence officer overseas.”
I wonder what his dicrimination claim was?
TV Guide Tech:
The Obama administration is seeking to compel a writer to testify about his confidential sources for a 2006 book about the Central Intelligence Agency, a rare step that was authorized by Attorney General Eric Holder. The author, James Risen, who is a reporter for The New York Times, received a subpoena last week requiring him to provide documents and to testify before a grand jury about his sources for a chapter of his book, State of War: The Secret History of the C.I.A. and the Bush Administration. The chapter largely focuses on problems with a covert C.I.A. effort to disrupt alleged Iranian nuclear weapons research.
To: Slings and Arrows; FairOpinion
You may recall that this writer, James Risen, was the same one who put in the New York Times the tale that Czech President Vaclav Havel "quietly" called the administration to say that the meeting really didn't occur.
The way it was told, it made a good story about a decent guy that didn't want to embarass his own people too much. Problem was, it was absolutely false. I think the person who created that disinformation made a blunder by grabbing too far. Not subtle enough - Havel denied it immediately. Which raises an issue, what interests were so interested in keeping the sanctions regime on Iraq they would risk making up such falsehoods?
9 posted on 06/16/2004 7:29:39 PM PDT by Shermy
Brings back old times...
Sadly too many in the CIA think it’s their privilege to leak whatever classified material they want to the Times. Remember the debacle about the NIE report on Iran a few years back?
In this PC pretend world the man’s unsuitability for undercover work was unsuitable.
So he spent the bulk of his CIA "working life" during the Clinton administration.
Jeffrey Sterling, 43, was charged with six counts of unauthorized disclosure of national defense information and one count of unlawfully keeping national defense information, mail fraud, unauthorized conveyance of government property and obstructing justice.He should get a really stern warning.
There seems to be a concerted effort to destroy America on all fronts.
He’s not the only one- it seems in hindsight that there were a lot of “problem children” serving at the Iran desk in the CIA, it was infested by libs and malcontents.