Skip to comments.Ex-Officer Is First in C.I.A. to Face Prison for a Leak
Posted on 01/05/2013 4:42:13 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee
WASHINGTON Looking back, John C. Kiriakou admits he should have known better. But when the F.B.I. called him a year ago and invited him to stop by and help us with a case, he did not hesitate.
Only an hour into what began as a relaxed chat with the two agents the younger one who traded Pittsburgh Steelers talk with him and the senior investigator with the droopy eye did he begin to realize just who was the target of their investigation.
On Jan. 25, Mr. Kiriakou is scheduled to be sentenced to 30 months in prison as part of a plea deal in which he admitted violating the Intelligence Identities Protection Act by e-mailing the name of a covert C.I.A. officer to a freelance reporter, who did not publish it. The law was passed in 1982, aimed at radical publications that deliberately sought to out undercover agents, exposing their secret work and endangering their lives. . .
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Mr. Kiriakou first stumbled into the public limelight by speaking out about waterboarding on television in 2007, quickly becoming a source for national security journalists,
I’m not up on this but if that is true, I hope he enjoys his 30 month honeymoon with “Bubba”. He definitely was not CIA material.
The Obama DOJ has prosecuted more leaks than anyone else in modern U.S. history.
Yup. He will WISH waterboarding was his only problem once he meets Bubba.
There is no such thing as a ‘relaxed chat’ with the FBI or any LEO. The only reply for a request to chat is, “charge me & you can chat with my lawyer.”
Had to go find a link I saw about a year ago. Don’t talk to the police...
Obama is the one who should be in prison.
I once spoke confidentially to a reporter-—Big mistake, Nothing is confidential to them
Never again. Reporters can KMA they are only a little lower on the snake scale top Lawyers.
Rape is hilarious evidently, who knew?
Should have kept his mouth shut and done his job. You reap what you sow.
Say only 3 things after a self-defense shooting:
1) I was in direct fear for my life,
2) I want to speak with my attorney,
3) That’s all I have to say.
Near the end of the article he notes wryly that his fervent supporters now include both the Liberty [University] Christians and an array of left-wing activists.
No, they should share a cell because the guy will probably talk Obama to death. One plausible point of the prosecution is that Obama (and Holder) want to gain some control over the CIA which includes people to the right and left. This guy happens to be towards the left (although it is hard to pin down). It is pretty clear that he blabbed some classified info and was rightfully prosecuted.
Ah. Who said anything about rape?
You did. “Honeymoon with Bubba”. Cruel and not funny.
Rape on a honeymoon. That’s weird. I guess it’s a liberal thing.
He should have known better;
DO NOT TALK TO THE POLICE.
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