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Stansfield Turner, former CIA director who led major reforms, dies

SEATTLE - Stansfield Turner, who served as CIA director under President Jimmy Carter and oversaw reforms at the agency after the Senate uncovered CIA surveillance aimed at American citizens, has died. He was 94. Turner's secretary, Pat Moynihan, confirmed to the Washington Post that Turner died Thur

SFGATE - 2018-01-21 05:02:00

Damage Done by Alleged CIA Mole May Be Even Worse

(Newser) – The damage reportedly done by an alleged CIA mole could extend beyond China, where at least 20 CIA informants were arrested and executed between 2010 and 2012, current and former officials tell NBC News. China wiped out the CIA's spy network in that country after cracking the covert comm

NEWSER - 2018-01-20 22:50:01

Crackas with Attitude' hacker posed as CIA Chief to access secret data

Remember the infamous Crackas with Attitude (CWA) hacking group? If you don't then these were the same hackers who hacked Verizon My FiOS account of James Clapper, the Director of US's National Intelligence, the AOL account of CIA's chief John Brennan, email accounts of Obama's senior advisor John H

HACKREAD - 2018-01-20 19:16:26

Military judge rules no violation in secret destruction of clandestine CIA Black Site

The 9/11 trial judge has ruled that he and the prosecution did nothing wrong in authorizing the destruction of a former CIA "Black Site" prison without advance notice to defense attorneys. Separately, Army Col. James L. Pohl, the judge, also postponed plans to hold a pretrial, mini-hearing meant to

MIAMI HERALD - 2018-01-20 18:01:00

'The Catcher Was a Spy' Review: An Extraordinary Man Gets a Bland Biopic | Sundance 2018

The story of Morris "Moe" Berg almost seems too good to be true, a character cooked up by a fabulist trying to magnify his own legend like Chuck Berry saying he hosted The Gong Show but also killed people for the CIA. And yet Moe Berg was remarkably accomplished and alluring enigmatic. A baseball pl

COLLIDER - 2018-01-20 18:20:11

'The Catcher Was A Spy' Star Paul Rudd On The Enigmatic Moe Berg: "I Can't Believe He Existed" - Sundance Studio

Coming to Sundance a number of years ago with The Sessions-which picked up the festival's Audience Award and a Special Jury Prize for ensemble acting-director Ben Lewin is back at the fest this year with an entirely different film, spy thriller The Catcher Was a Spy. Starring Paul Rudd, Jeff Daniels

DEADLINE - 2018-01-20 17:34:24

This thriller was written by a CIA analyst on maternity leave

Many women say they're going to write a novel on their maternity leave, but Karen Cleveland actually did so during a yearlong maternity leave from the CIA, where she worked as an analyst (Cleveland is also a Fulbright scholar.) "Need to Know" (Ballantine Books), out Tuesday, is a page-turner of a no

NEW YORK POST - 2018-01-20 14:28:09

British Teen Accessed Top Secret U.S. Middle East Ops by Pretending to Be The CIA Director

A British teenager managed to obtain access to top secret U.S. plans about intelligence operations in different Middle East countries by acting as former CIA Director John Brennan, a court heard on Friday. Kane Gamble, 18, researched Brennan and used the information he gathered to speak to an intern

NEWSWEEK - 2018-01-20 12:25:27

CIA Skills: The Power of Sauces (Hands-on class)

There's nothing quite like a sauce to transform dinner into a true dining experience. Whether your sauce is simple or ambitious, and no matter which ingredients or method you use, the purpose of this culinary mainstay is to contribute flavor, color, and texture and enhance the food it's paired with.

SFGATE - 2018-01-20 08:00:00

Sundance Film Review: 'The Catcher Was a Spy'

Paul Rudd stars as a major-league baseball player turned WW2 intelligence agent in this fact-based misfire. CREDIT: Dusan Martinecek/Sundance Film Festival Truth is stranger than fiction, the saying goes, but sometimes the strangest truth doesn't translate all that compellingly as drama. There's no

VARIETY - 2018-01-20 08:38:48

Alleged CIA China turncoat Lee may have compromised U.S. spies in Russia too

The arrest last week of a former CIA officer suspected of spying for China exposed one of the most significant intelligence breaches in American history. But the damage is even worse than first reported, sources familiar with the matter tell NBC News. A secret FBI-CIA task force investigating the

NBC NEWS - 2018-01-20 02:08:00

In Fight to Release Memo, Republicans Gain Unusual Ally

Republican lawmakers criticizing Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into U.S. President Donald Trump's ties with Russia found themselves Friday with an unusual - and perhaps unwelcome - ally. As Republicans called for the release of a classified memorandum that they say shows anti-Trump

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-01-20 02:07:52

CIA arrests ex-agent believed to be informant

Rachel Maddow reports on the arrest of a former CIA agent who is believed to have served as a mole for the Chinese government to expose U.S. spies in China. Launched in 2008, "The Rachel Maddow Show" follows the machinations of policy making in America, from local political activism to international

YAHOO! - 2018-01-19 21:43:04

UK teen gained access to CIA chief's accounts: court

London (AFP) - A British teenager managed to access the communications accounts of top US intelligence and security officials including the then CIA chief John Brennan, a London court heard Friday. Kane Gamble, now 18, was aged 15 and 16 when, from his bedroom in Coalville, central England, he manag

YAHOO! - 2018-01-19 21:55:53

Jeffrey Sterling, Convicted of Leaking About Botched CIA Program, Has Been Released From Prison

Jeffrey Sterling, the former CIA agent convicted under the Espionage Act for talking to a New York Times reporter, has been released from prison after serving more than two years of his 42-month sentence, and is now in a halfway house. Sterling's case drew nationwide attention because the Obama-era

THE INTERCEPT - 2018-01-19 20:07:53

Resigned USS Cole case lawyers defy military judge's order to appear at war court. Again.

Two civilian, Pentagon-paid attorneys who quit the USS Cole case over an ethical conflict on Friday again defied a judge's order to appear in his court, despite a war court subpoena. It was the third time that civilians Rosa Eliades and Mary Spears refused to show up either at the war court compoun

MIAMI HERALD - 2018-01-19 15:55:00

North Korea THREAT: Kim ready to deploy 60 NUCLEAR WEAPONS

North Korea briefly re-opened communications channels with Seoul in an attempt to placate the international community's fears of World War 3. Former CIA analyst Fred Fleitz however warned North Korea will continue to build up its nuclear and missile arsenal in preparation for possible attacks. He sa

YAHOO! - 2018-01-19 17:22:00

Stansfield Turner, Who Headed CIA Under Carter, Dies At 94

Adm. Stansfield Turner, who led the Central Intelligence Agency under President Jimmy Carter and presided over a controversial downsizing of its clandestine operations, has died. He was 94. Current CIA Director Mike Pompeo said in a statement late Thursday that Turner "was a devoted patriot and publ

NPR - 2018-01-19 12:32:40

9/11 attorneys say they can't defend clients without questioning CIA about torture.

Attorneys for the men accused of setting up the terror attacks of Sept. 11 say their bedrock professional duty to their clients is being compromised by a prohibition against fully investigating the clandestine CIA prison network where the alleged terrorists were tortured. The issue dominated this m

MIAMI HERALD - 2018-01-19 13:00:00

CNN Analyst: 'Wouldn't Trust' Fusion GPS Founder 'As Far As I Could Throw Him' [VIDEO]

A CNN contributor and former CIA and FBI official blasted Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson on Thursday, saying that he "wouldn't trust him as far as I could throw him." "I wouldn't trust the Fusion guy," Philip Mudd, who worked under Robert Mueller at the FBI, told CNN's Wolf Blitzer about Simpson.

THE DAILY CALLER - 2018-01-19 14:24:45