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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Who is "SHE"?

I have been digging and digging trying to get a clear picture of the whole Mary McCarthy - Dana Priest leak issue. There are SO many ties to SO many people - it's worse than the Anti-War groups and their connections.

Mac over at MacsMind has been diligently digging into this "quagmire" and has found lots of interesting little tidbits. Today he posted about "the report that former DDO Steve Kappes coming back on board to take the deputy position under Hayden when he is confirmed."

While researching the background on the Kappes situation, Mac found this info. From his post "CIA - Reax on Kappes"...

UPDATE: Just for a little intrigue, lets go back to this article, about the Kappes, Sulick, Goss meeting where we obtain "fly on the wall" status:"When the head of counterintelligence - whose name cannot be published under US law - refused to pursue the leakers last week, the No 2 in the directorate of operations, Michael Sulick, was ordered to fire her, according to well-informed sources.When he refused, his boss, Stephen Kappes, was ordered to step in. Mr Kappes refused and after a weekend showdown both he and Mr Sulick resigned on Monday."

Now I wonder if the "her" was this "her", because if it was "her", it would be very interesting - yes indeed."

My antennae went up when I read Macs post. The date of the article cited by Mac was November 18, 2004. I had come across an article written by Dana Priest from November 9, 2004 - "CIA Officer Criticizes Agency's Handling of Bin Laden". Priest identified her source for the CIA response to Michael Scheuer's claims as "She". This anonymous female source told Priest...

"She said that the size of the CIA's counterterrorism center had "more than doubled" since the Sept 11 attacks..."

There is no info available that pinpoints when McCarthy returned to the CIA from CSIS or what her position was at that time. All we know is she was working in the Inspector General's Office when she was fired.

Two anonymous females - one that spoke to Dana Priest for an article published 11/9/04 and one that was suspected of leaking per the Guardian's article on 11/18/04. Could "SHE" be "Her"? Stay tuned for the next installment of "The Leaker Turns"...

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