Finally some action taken against a CIA leaker. A CIA employee was fired on Wednesday for providing classified information about rumored secret CIA prisons in Eastern Europe to Washington Post reporter Dana Priest.
The terminated employee, identified as Mary McCarthy, worked in the CIA's inspector general's office and had worked for the National Security Council under the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations.
McCarthy is now being investigated by the Justice Department for possible criminal prosecution.
Ironically, word about the firing came as the result of another leak from anonymous sources, and was confirmed by CIA spokeswoman Jennifer Millerwise.
McCarthy may have had more than a dozen unauthorized contacts with Priest and may have revealed information about other subjects as well.
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