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The Whistle-blower was Wrong

September 27, 2019

The action taken by a CIA employee assigned to the White House has roiled national politics–as intended–and confirms my view that the Central Intelligence Agency is “unreliable.”

The appropriate action that the CIA “officer” should have taken was to report to the Director of the CIA, Gina Haspel.

Instead, this “officer” filed a Whistle-blower report taking this complaint to the Congress.

I’m afraid this action was intended and designed for the political response it aroused.

That is consistent with the firestorm created by FBI Director James Comey prior to the 2016 election and other actions by FBI “officers” concerned that the Republican candidate had been compromised by Soviet security agents.

From reading of books on American intelligence by my classmate Angelo Codevilla who for a number of years served on the professional staff of the Senate Intelligence Committee, I learned to be skeptical of CIA analysis.

From another classmate who served in the CIA immediately upon graduating from graduate school and from service in the Reagan Administration, I assumed that “career civil servants” were more directed to service to their Agency or their self-interest than to the national interest.

That explains the curious charge of “unmasking” individuals cited in classified intelligence reports by former Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power.

Though I am critical of President Donald Trump and believe he is unqualified to serve in high office, in this instance I fault the CIA “officer,” not President Trump.

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