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April 22, 2006

Treason of The First Order


C.I.A. Fires Senior Officer Over Leaks

The Central Intelligence Agency has dismissed a senior career officer for disclosing classified information to reporters, including material for Pulitzer Prize-winning articles in The Washington Post about the agency's secret overseas prisons for terror suspects, intelligence officials said Friday.

The C.I.A. would not identify the officer, but several government officials said it was Mary O. McCarthy, a veteran intelligence analyst who until 2001 was senior director for intelligence programs at the National Security Council, where she served under President Bill Clinton and into the Bush administration.

At the time of her dismissal, Ms. McCarthy was working in the agency's inspector general's office, after a stint at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, an organization in Washington that examines global security issues.

The dismissal of Ms. McCarthy provided fresh evidence of the Bush administration's determined efforts to stanch leaks of classified information. The Justice Department has separately opened preliminary investigations into the disclosure of information to The Post, for its articles about secret prisons, as well as to The New York Times, for articles last fall that disclosed the existence of a program of domestic eavesdropping without warrants supervised by the National Security Agency. Those articles were also recognized this week with a Pulitzer Prize.

She was given a polygraph examination, confronted about answers given to the polygraph examiner and confessed, the government officials said. On Thursday, she was stripped of her security clearance and escorted out of C.I.A. headquarters. Ms. McCarthy did not reply Friday evening to messages left by e-mail and telephone.

"A C.I.A. officer has been fired for unauthorized contact with the media and for the unauthorized disclosure of classified information," said a C.I.A. spokesman, Paul Gimigliano. "This is a violation of the secrecy agreement that is the condition of employment with C.I.A. The officer has acknowledged the contact and the disclosures."

Public records show that Ms. McCarthy contributed $2,000 in 2004 to the presidential campaign of John Kerry, the Democratic nominee.


"National Security Advisor Samuel R. Berger announced June 16 the appointment of Mary O'Neil McCarthy as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Intelligence Programs. She succeeds Rand Beers in that post, an announcement by the office of the White House Press Secretary said."

It appears that she worked directly with Sandy Burglar, probably rather closely if she was the "Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Intelligence Programs.

MSNBC: CIA officer fired after admitting leak
Officer allegedly failed polygraph, admitted giving reporter information

The leak pertained to stories on the CIA’s rumored secret prisons in Eastern Europe, sources told NBC. The information was allegedly provided to Dana Priest of the Washington Post, who wrote reports about CIA prisons in November 2005 and was awarded a Pulitzer Prize on Monday for her reporting.

Priest said she could not comment on the firing, which she said she learned about from NBC News.

Sources said the CIA believes McCarthy had more than a dozen unauthorized contacts with Priest. Information about subjects other than the prisons may have been leaked as well.

Separately, the Justice Department is investigating a New York Times stories about the National Security Agency’s domestic warrantless eavesdropping. Times reporter James Risen won a Pulitzer on Monday for his reporting on the issue.

Mccarthy, Mary O
3/14/2004 $2,000.00
Bethesda, MD 20817
U.S. Government/Analyst [Contribution]

McCarthy, Mary O
10/5/2004 $5,000.00
Bethesda, MD 20817
Center for Strategic & Internationa [Contribution]

Wild Thing's comment..........

Mary McCarthy is a die-hard Clintonista operative.
And look at this:
"(3) The report of the 9/11 Commission notes that the National Security staff reviewed the intelligence in April 2000 and concluded that the CIA's assessment of its intelligence on bin Laden and al-Shifa had been valid; the memo to Clinton on this was cosigned by Richard Clarke and Mary McCarthy, the NSC senior director for intelligence programs, who opposed the bombing of al-Shifa in 1998. The report also notes that in their testimony before the commission, Al Gore, Sandy Berger, George Tenet, and Richard Clarke all stood by the decision to bomb al-Shifa."

Let's see if she's persuaded to cooperate with the names of the other worms in her nest. My guess is she will, anyone crooked and slimy enough to sell out her country won't think twice about selling out a few members of her cohort. I'm guessing there are some nervous individuals right about now. By the very nature of her crime and the situation they can't possibly believe she'll keep her mouth shut.

I'm more and more convinced every day that we will be paying with our lives and treasure for many more years to come due to the absolute treachery and irresponsibility of the Clinton administration.

What a cesspool of inbred political hacks and saboteurs.

Posted by Wild Thing at April 22, 2006 01:47 AM


I wonder how many of American’s finest young men and women paid the ultimate price because of her treason? If she leaked this information, I wonder how much more she leaked.

Don’t these traitorous SOB’s realize that when they leak this stuff, our military personnel die because of it? It doesn’t matter who is in the White House, Republican or Democrat, these people in positions of trust and responsibility need to keep their mouths shut. A-holes like her just piss me off to no end

Posted by: BobF at April 22, 2006 09:18 AM

I agree Bob!!
I keep saying this but it does not look like it will change. I want those that commit treason to be executed. I am not sure if it stopped completely after the Rosenberg's but it sure as hell has not been applied that I can remember in the last 30+ years.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 22, 2006 10:15 AM

I agree.
She has aided and abetted the ENEMY.
She has contributed to hurting this country.
There is no gray area there.
She is a traitor.

Posted by: SouthernDoll at April 22, 2006 11:37 AM

(sarcasm)Have you noticed all the headline page news in the MSM about this!!(sarcasm).

Thanks again WT for your work in getting this info to us. You and Michelle Malkin should be as well read as the NYT or WSJ.

This traitorous bitch ought to be in a cage at Camp Gitmo right now awaiting interrogation and terrorist charges.

Posted by: TomR at April 22, 2006 12:48 PM

SouthernDoll I agree there is no grey area on this one. Thanks for commenting.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 22, 2006 03:20 PM

Tom............."Have you noticed all the headline page news in the MSM about this!!"

hahahahaha nope I sure haven't....good one Tom!

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 22, 2006 03:21 PM

Look out Kerry!!! There's another Massachusetts Senator in the wings.

Posted by: Jack at April 22, 2006 05:28 PM

Nothing or very little will happen to her.

The supposed party in the majority has the backbone of a slug. Pure and simple. Just another Sandy Burgler. She learned his ways well.

Posted by: SparkS at April 23, 2006 12:58 AM