By Robert Willmann
Stories citing anonymous sources can be anything from accurate, to partly true, to disinformation, to bait, to smearing someone, to propaganda, and to almost anything imaginable. But an article claiming “sources inside the intelligence community” says that a prominent defector from China has been working with the Defense Intelligence Agency for months. Just as intriguing is the assertion that the DIA kept the informant’s existence away from the FBI, CIA, State Department, and other federal agencies–
“Sources say DIA leadership kept the defector within their Clandestine Services network to prevent Langley and the State Department from accessing the person, whose existence was kept from other agencies because DIA leadership believes there are Chinese spies or sources inside the FBI, CIA, and several other federal agencies”.
There could of course also be informants for other countries inside the FBI, CIA, and other agencies, and those other countries for their own purposes might be glad to pass on inside information to China.
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