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How to explain the KGB's amazing success identifying CIA agents in the field?

As the Cold War drew to a close with the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989, those at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, finally hoped to resolve many long-standing puzzles.


Mike Pompeo refuses to say whether he believes CIA assessment on Jamal Khashoggi killing

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo bristled on Wednesday when CBS News correspondent Roxana Saberi asked him whether he personally believed the CIA's assessment that the heir to the Saudi throne likely had some role in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. He called it a "ridiculous" question and i


US Company That Smuggled Weapons Into Venezuela Linked to CIA “Black Site” Renditions

(MPN) — The parallels between aspects of the Contra scandal and the current situation in Venezuela are striking, particularly given the recent “outrage” voiced by mainstream media and prominent U.S. politicians over Maduro’s refusal to allow U.S. “humanitarian aid” into the country.


David Forden, CIA case officer who handled pivotal Cold War operation, dies at 88

On Monday, June 25, 1973, about 7 p.m., a Polish army lieutenant colonel slipped into an unremarkable apartment in Hamburg. Soon he was face-to-face with a stranger, an American in wire-rimmed glasses who was introduced to him as “Daniel.” The American sought to put him at ease, speaking to him in P


Phone scammer tried to con William Webster, the only person ever to serve as director of both the CIA and FBI: it did not go well

Keniel A Thomas is part of the wave of violent phone scam gangs that have led to chaos in cities across the island; he made the mistake of trying to con the 90-year-old William Webster out of $50,000 with a hamfisted advance-fee fraud scam, not realizing that Wallace is a top US spook, the only pers


Former FBI, CIA head speaks out on scammers targeting older Americans

NBC’s Pete Williams sits down with William Webster, who previously headed both the CIA and the FBI, and his wife Lynda, who are speaking out after a scammer targeted them, saying they had to pay him $50,000. See more tonight on “NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt.”


Phone scammer jailed after trying to extort $50K from ex-FBI, CIA director

If you're trying to extort money from people, there are probably better choices for victim than William H. Webster. Back in 2014, Webster was called by a Jamaican man, 29-year-old Keniel Aeon Thomas, who was attempting to perpetrate the all too common advance fee fraud scam (often known as the 419 s


Former Director of FBI, CIA Foiled a Phone Scammer

William H. Webster, a former director of both the FBI and CIA, foiled a phone scammer who threatened him and his wife. Over a number of weeks, Thomas, calling himself David Morgan, made a series of calls to the Websters, and they soon turned threatening: he described their house, and he said that if


CIA, Mossad, MI6 Smuggle Iranian Nuclear Scientist to United Kingdom on a Dinghy

An Iraninan nuclear scientist was spirited away to the United States from Tehran by British secret services, Israel's Mossad and the CIA, British media reported on Sunday. The U.S. ambassador to Germany says the European mechanism created to facilitate trade with Iran and avoid U.S. sanctions is cou


Telephone Scam Artist Picked the Wrong Target — Former FBI and CIA Director William Webster

A telephone scam artist picked the wrong target — former FBI chief and CIA boss William Webster. Keniel Thomas, 29, from Jamaica, pleaded guilty in October to interstate communication with the intent to extort, federal authorities said.


Telephone scammer on way to prison after calling former CIA Director

The call from Jamaica promised a 15-million-dollar lottery prize in return for wiring $50,000 to cover taxes. What scammer Keniel Thomas didn’t realize was that the man he was targeting was William Webster, former director of the CIA and the FBI.


Lottery scammer is caught out when he tried to extort thousands of dollars from former FBI and CIA director, 94

An audacious scammer was caught out when he tried to extort the only man ever to lead both the FBI and CIA. William Webster, who is now 94 years old, and his wife, Lynda, were targeted by a Jamaican man who threatened to burn their house down and have the couple shot by snipers.


THE ENEMY WITHIN (2019) TV Show Featurette: Morris Chestnut Needs CIA Traitor Jennifer Carpenter’s Help [NBC]

NBC‘s The Enemy Within (2019) TV show featurette has been released. The first TV promo and TV show trailer for The Enemy Within can be viewed here and here. The viewer is given a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming CIA thriller TV series.


Culinary Cultural Exchange Brings Top Chinese Chefs and CIA Faculty Together

The Culinary Institute of America welcomes top chefs and food industry leaders from China to its Hyde Park, NY campus on Thursday, February 14. The visit is part of an international exchange of ideas called the Food Forward Forum, with a goal of supporting greater large-scale food sustainability and


William Webster, ex-FBI and CIA director, helps feds nab Jamaican phone scammer

The caller with the Jamaican accent told the 90-year-old District man he had won $72 million and a new Mercedes Benz in the Mega Millions lottery, but the man needed to send $50,000 in taxes and fees to get his money. He also told the Washington man he’d done his research on the top winner.


Apple is so secretive that its contractors reportedly work at 'black sites,' named for confidential CIA bases

An office building where Apple pays temporary workers to work on its mapping service is called a "black site" internally, according to a new Bloomberg report. Contractors working at the office faced the constant threat of termination, and did not have access to Apple perks like gym or cafeteria acce


Jamaican man sent to prison for trying to scam former CIA boss: report

A Jamaican man was sent to federal prison last week for a botched attempt to scam a 94-year-old who -- unbeknownst to him -- was a former FBI chief and CIA boss under the Carter and Reagan administration.


Jamaican Telephone Lottery Scammer Jailed for 6 Years After Unwittingly Threatening Former CIA Head

A telephone scammer from Jamaica has been jailed for six years after unwittingly picking the wrong person’s wife to threaten with a “sniper bullet”—the only person to have ever been chief of both the FBI and CIA.


Strasbourg court to hear 2nd case over alleged CIA prison in Lithuania

VILNIUS - The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has decided to examine a second case over alleged illegal detention in a secret CIA prison in Lithuania in 2005 to 2006, the government said on Monday.


Ex-CIA whistleblower: CIA finds MBS ordered Khashoggi hit, but don't expect Saudi-US relations to change

The CIA concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered journalist Jamal Khashoggi killed, but the young ruler is there to stay, and so is the cosy US-Saudi relationship, a prominent CIA whistleblower told RT.