Skip to comments.Ex-C.I.A. Officer Suspected of Compromising Chinese Informants Is Arrested
Posted on 01/16/2018 4:43:41 PM PST by RightGeek
A former C.I.A. officer suspected of helping China identify the agencys informants in that country has been arrested, the Justice Department said on Tuesday. Many of the informants were killed in a systematic dismantling of the C.I.A.s spy network in China starting in 2010 that was one of the American governments worst intelligence failures in recent years, several former intelligence officials have said.
The arrest of the former officer, Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 53, capped an intense F.B.I. investigation that began around 2012 after the C.I.A. began losing its informants in China.
Mr. Lee, who left the C.I.A. in 2007 and was living in Hong Kong, was apprehended at Kennedy International Airport and charged in federal court in Northern Virginia with the unlawful retention of national defense information.
More than a dozen C.I.A. informants were killed or imprisoned by the Chinese government. The extent to which the informant network was unraveled, reported last year by The New York Times, was a devastating setback for the C.I.A.
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I’m sure this is just the tip of the iceberg and I’m sure it was allowed to happen....
Length of rope and a 5 foot drop would be appropriate.
1. Are supposed to spy on foreign powers, they FAIL.
2. Not supposed to spy on USA entities, they SUCCEED.
I thought a woman was arrested a while back in the same case
Gee, I wonder who was elected President in 2008?
The head sets the tone for the whole organization.
President Obama reeked of capitulation and denigration of the United States.
“...after the C.I.A. began losing its informants in China....”
The Chinese have been ripping off US secrets for decades. I would not be surprised if they didn’t have one of their people in every agency or installation of consequent throughout the nation.
no one who has dual citizenship should be allowed to hold any security clearance
Shades of Aldrich Ames
I’ve wondered how many traitors have been allowed to infiltrate the “intelligence” agencies, esp since 1993
They don’t work for us?
Agreed. Of course, the most recent Adjudicative Guidelines on this issue distributed by the Department of State were dated December, 2016. You can bet that Obama and Lurch did us no favors. I hope that Trump is working on the minutia quietly, with smart and competent people.
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