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Fox News might officially have its Brian Williams — and he’s in major trouble.
A “former CIA operative” who appeared as a guest commentator on the right-leaning news network has been allegedly revealed as no such thing, according to a federal grand jury indictment.
Wayne Simmons, 62, was arrested Thursday and charged with false statements, major fraud against the U.S. and wire frauds, the Washington Post reported. He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.
His career history might not be his only alleged lie — in his appearances on the station, Simmons also used his supposed CIA chops to smear GOP rivals and spread questionable claims about Muslim militants in America.
After Simmons' bust, the network said it had limited dealings with him.
“He was a guest only and had never been paid” for any appearances, a Fox News spokeswoman told the Daily News.
Wayne joined the U.S. Navy in 1973 where he was recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency to became part of an Outside Paramilitary Special Operations Group. He spearheaded Deep Cover Intel Ops against some of the world's most dangerous Drug Cartels and arms smugglers from Central and South America and the Middle East . Simmons has been a Terrorism Analyst for the Fox News Channel since 2002. In 2004, under the direction of Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, he became a part of the Pentagon Outreach Program for Military and Intelligence Analysts. Simmons was one of the first outside Intelligence officers to visit GITMO (Guantanamo Bay , Cuba ) in July, 2005 and again in July, 2006 and March, 2008. In July, 2006 Simmons was given the distinguished honor to serve as a consultant to the Bush White House to assist in the construction of the Military Commissions Act of 2006 which was signed into law by President Bush in October 2006. In 2008 Simmons came out of retirement and trained as Team Leader of the HTT, Human Terrain Team’s, that were scheduled to deploy in Afghanistan. In 2010 Simmons served as the S-2, for the Counter Insurgency Advisory and Assistance Team, CAAT, at ISAF HQ, Kabul, Afghanistan. In 2014 Wayne had the honor of becoming a member of the Citizens Commission on Benghazi a position he still holds. He has written a novel, The NATANZ DIRECTIVE to which the movie rights were purchased by PATRIOT PICTURES LLC, for production in 2016. Wayne is the sole inventor and PATENT holder of the Fraud Prevention Software, HADRiAN. He is currently the CEO of Securus LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company.
originally posted by: bjarneorn
a reply to: theantediluvian
This guy went out of line, so he's being taken out of circulation.
originally posted by: theantediluvian
OUCH. Look what I found on Donald Rumsfeld's Twitter feed:
originally posted by: DelMarvel
One possibility is that despite standard conspiracy theory dogma the CIA is as much of an inefficient beauracracy as any other government institution and dealing with this just fell through the cracks.
It seems like a lot of people have gotten away with impersonating CIA and military experts but I've never heard of it at this level.
A longtime senior official at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency admitted to accepting almost $900,000 in pay and benefits for work he didn’t do by pretending he was away on missions for the CIA.
John Beale, 64, pleaded guilty today in federal court in Washington to stealing government property. He collected paychecks from about 2000 through this year despite absences from work that he explained by falsely claiming he was on assignment for the Central Intelligence Agency, according to a statement of his offense reviewed in court.
Beale engaged in this “scheme of deception for over 10 years,” U.S. Magistrate Judge John Facciola said today. “You claimed you were working for the CIA even though you never did.” Beale didn’t comment except to answer Facciola’s questions aimed at making sure he understood his plea.
originally posted by: xuenchen
He must have struck some deep nerves for the FBI to go after him.
Sounds like another possible Obama Administration "silence" effort.
Or maybe it's because he was all ready to expose Hillary and possible espionage !!!