Skip to comments.Russia seizes 'CIA agent in Moscow': US diplomat arrested on suspicion of spying
Posted on 05/14/2013 7:23:27 AM PDT by No One Special
US diplomat named as Ryan Christopher Fogle was arrested last night
Russia claim he was attempting to recruit a Russian secret services official
US ambassador to be summoned to Russian foreign ministry to explain
Photos of his belongings show he was in possession of two wigs, three pairs of sunglasses, a microphone, knife and a substantial amount of money
Russia today claimed to have arrested a US diplomat in Moscow on suspicion of spying.
The FSB counter intelligence service claimed it caught Ryan Christopher Fogle red handed seeking to recruit a Russian intelligence officer.
It said the envoy, a third secretary in the political section of the American embassy, was arrested overnight - it did not say which service the target was from or what stage the matter had reached.
Pictures released after the US diplomat's arrest show he was in possession of two wigs, three pairs of sunglasses, a microphone, knife and a substantial amount of money.
He was detained with 'special technical devices, written instructions for the person he was recruiting, a lot of cash, and things to help change one's appearance,' according to the FSB.
'Recently, the US intelligence service has made repeated attempts to recruit the staff of Russian law enforcement agencies and special services, which were detected and carried out under control of the Russian FSB counterintelligence service.'
After his arrest, he was taken to the FSB headquarters at the Lubyanka, in Moscow, and later handed over to the US embassy in keeping with diplomatic protocols.
Pictures were released of the US diplomat undergoing questioning inside the offices of the FSB, formerly known in Soviet times as the KGB. It is unclear whether the US will retaliate by expelling a Russian diplomat.
Ambassador Michael McFaul, who was doing a question-and-answer session on Twitter...
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So, was it planted on him?
Note also that Obama’s most recent Benghazi theme is “I’m busy protecting other diplomats”. If it sticks, he’ll keep using it, if it doesn’t the spy story blows over and drops out of sight.
I am rereading Tom Clancy’s Cardinal in the Kremlin right now. Same type things going on in it.
This is a simple casualty related to the doctor in Pakistan who gave us Bin Ladin, and the President in Libya who was humiliated on International TV. Not to mention the abandonment of Amb. Stevens... who in their right mind would want to play ball with Team Obama?