[Marxism] 'The Day that We Can't Protect Human Sources': The President and the House Intelligence Committee Burn an Informant - Lawfare

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue May 22 06:26:26 MDT 2018

(Why important and powerful ruling class spokesmen are alarmed about 
Trump's demand that the FBI be investigated for putting an informant 
into his campaign.)

It wasn’t that long ago that both the executive branch and the 
legislature in this country considered the protection of intelligence 
sources a matter of surpassing national importance.

During the 1970s, a renegade former CIA officer named Philip Agee went 
on a campaign of outing agency sources and covert operatives. Agee spent 
decades in exile, and an appalled Congress responded in 1982 by passing 
the Intelligence Identities Protection Act, which criminalized the 
knowing and intentional outing of U.S. covert operatives and 
intelligence sources whom the government is taking active steps to protect.


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