August 27, 2022

Today's New York Times:

Captured, Killed or Compromised: C.I.A. Admits to Losing Dozens of Informants

Counterintelligence officials said in a top secret cable to all stations and bases around the world that too many of the people it recruits from other countries to spy for the U.S. are being lost.

That was the headline in the New York Times in October 2021. The following day, this appeared in the UK Times:

Is a super-mole betraying the CIA’s spies?

Dozens of agents have vanished but intelligence chiefs would far rather blame it on tech wizardry than plain treachery

And this week:

Classified Material on Human Intelligence Sources Helped Trigger Alarm

Documents related to the work of clandestine sources are some of the most sensitive and protected in the government. F.B.I. agents found some in boxes retrieved from Donald J. Trump’s home.

Those are some pretty big dots, don't you agree?

I forgot about this one:

Oh yeah, remember this?

Exclusive: US extracted top spy from inside Russia in 2017

In a previously undisclosed secret mission in 2017, the United States successfully extracted from Russia one of its highest-level covert sources inside the Russian government, multiple Trump administration officials with direct knowledge told CNN.

A person directly involved in the discussions said that the removal of the Russian was driven, in part, by concerns that President Donald Trump and his administration repeatedly mishandled classified intelligence and could contribute to exposing the covert source as a spy.

The decision to carry out the extraction occurred soon after a May 2017 meeting in the Oval Office in which Trump discussed highly classified intelligence with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and then-Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak. The intelligence, concerning ISIS in Syria, had been provided by Israel.

We've always lost agents. We've always had traitors who sold those names for personal profit.

But we never suspected a president.

Time to indict Trump, and found out what he's done.

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