Ex-CIA Agent Indicted for Leaks to NY Times Reporter
Former CIA Agent Jeffrey Sterling has been indicted in Virginia for leaking classified information to NY Times reporter James Risen.
Mr. Risen wrote about a C.I.A. attempt to disrupt Iranian nuclear research in his 2006 book, “State of War: The Secret History of the C.I.A. and the Bush Administration.”
Risen was subpoenaed to the grand jury to disclose his source in April. At the time, he said he would not comply with the request and seek to have the subpoena quashed. The subpoena was quashed and Risen says he did not disclose his source.
“I never testified and never provided the government with any information,” he said. “I never met with prosecutors and never reached any agreement with them.”
This is the 5th case in which the Obama Adminsitration has charged a current or former government official with leaking classified information. [More...]
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