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State and Nation

October 23, 2012

Ex-CIA man pleads to leaking operative's identity

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At the CIA, Director David Petraeus sent a memo to agency employees noting Kiriakou's conviction, saying "it marks an important victory for our agency, for our intelligence community, and for our country. Oaths do matter, and there are indeed consequences for those who believe they are above the laws that protect our fellow officers and enable American intelligence agencies to operate with the requisite degree of secrecy."

Kiriakou had planned to subpoena three journalists connected to the case. Those journalists had filed motions to quash the subpoenas, but that issue is now moot.

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