Former CIA officer and whistle-blower John Kiriakou pleaded guilty Tuesday to leaking the name of a fellow agent involved in the agency’s post-9/11 rendition and torture program to a reporter. He faces 2½ years in prison.
Kiriakou was initially charged under the World War I-era Espionage Act, but those charges were dropped. Critics of the case, as well as Kirakou’s lawyers, say the former agent was selectively prosecuted for revealing wrongdoing by the CIA. In 2007, Kiriakou told journalists that waterboarding was sanctioned by the White House.truthdig
CIA Torture Whistle-Blower Pleads Guilty in Naming Colleague
Alexander Reed Kelly
Travesty of justice. A pox on all who were involved in this, and the buck stops at the Oval Office.