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Ex-CIA officer charged with giving reporter secrets
Reuters ^

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: atta; bookdeals; cia; cialeaks; iran; jamesrisen; jeffreysterling; leakers; leaks; newyorktimes; nigerflap; nsa; nsaeavesdropping; nyt; nytimes; operationmerlin; opmerlin; prague; risen; sterling; wmd

1 posted on 01/06/2011 3:57:18 PM PST by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

But the NYT-Wit that received it is free and clear?......


2 posted on 01/06/2011 3:59:15 PM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing something right.)
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To: bgill

How depressing, and to leak to the NYT of all possible outlets, how pathetic!


3 posted on 01/06/2011 4:00:04 PM PST by hennie pennie
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To: nuconvert

Will Berkely honor him, or is he not gay enough for them?


4 posted on 01/06/2011 4:01:30 PM PST by aft_lizard (Barack Obama is Hugo Chavez's poodle.)
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To: nuconvert

Will Berkeley honor him, or is he not gay enough for them?


5 posted on 01/06/2011 4:01:38 PM PST by aft_lizard (Barack Obama is Hugo Chavez's poodle.)
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To: nuconvert
The Justice Department did not identify the reporter.

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?

6 posted on 01/06/2011 4:04:25 PM PST by Libloather (Teapublican, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: nuconvert
The indictment alleged that Sterling, retaliating for the CIA's refusal to settle on favorable terms his discrimination claims, disclosed information about the program.

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.

7 posted on 01/06/2011 4:08:38 PM PST by Jacquerie (Get out of my face and get back in the closet.)
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To: Jacquerie

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.”


8 posted on 01/06/2011 4:21:16 PM PST by WaterBoard
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To: nuconvert

I wonder what his dicrimination claim was?

HUMMMMMMMM
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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.


9 posted on 01/06/2011 4:21:17 PM PST by Marty62 (Marty 60)
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To: nuconvert; Slings and Arrows; FairOpinion; Shermy
bump about leaks to this NY Times reporter:

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...

10 posted on 01/06/2011 4:53:44 PM PST by piasa
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To: nuconvert

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?


11 posted on 01/06/2011 5:18:23 PM PST by NailInACoffin
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To: WaterBoard

In this PC pretend world the man’s unsuitability for undercover work was unsuitable.


12 posted on 01/06/2011 6:18:46 PM PST by dools0007world
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To: nuconvert
Beginning in mid-2000, Sterling complained of employment-related racial discrimination at the CIA and challenging CIA decisions about his efforts to publish his memoirs.

So he spent the bulk of his CIA "working life" during the Clinton administration.

13 posted on 01/06/2011 6:30:15 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; ...
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.

Thanks nuconvert.


14 posted on 01/06/2011 7:18:32 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: hennie pennie

There seems to be a concerted effort to destroy America on all fronts.


15 posted on 01/07/2011 9:06:00 AM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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