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originally posted by: liveandlearn
it seems the leaker of the Intercept NSA Russia leak story has been identified as a previous outer of John Kiriakou who was the whistleblower of the CIA's torture program under bush, according to a tweet by Mr. Kiriakou's lawyer. Notice the 3rd reply down from the lawyer. Seems the man has a history.
And from Kiriakou
The Intercept has lost all confidence for me and I did visit on occasion because, tho left wing, at least Greenwald seemed somewhat balanced (tho often grudgingly). They will be a long time recovering
This has been a huge setback for future leakers. Wikileaks may be the only one left.
As for Matt Cole, he's done.
BTW It seems he (Cole) gave out the women's post code, printout and her report number: twitter
For the past six years, Cole has worked as an investigative producer for ABC and NBC News. At each network, Cole broke several stories of global significance. Among the subjects he has reported on are Blackwater’s covert work with the CIA and JSOC; the Raymond Davis affair in Pakistan; the death of Osama bin Laden; missing Libyan surface-to-air missiles after the fall of Qadaffi; classified CIA documents related to its drone program; and a SEAL Team 6 raid in Somalia.
Maybe they had the pictures that could not only ruin his career ,but his family too . Just suppose for a moment that they drugged him and put some kids into the mix ... So he takes the fall and keeps his mouth shut ..
The gov was doing what they are supposed to do. My problem is not with the government, it is with the reporter who outed her.