Fill up on the the background from the Kerry/DNC supporter and Berger appointee Mary O'Neil McCarthy, and what she is accused of:
In a rare occurrence, the CIA fired an officer who acknowledged giving classified information to a reporter, NBC News learned Friday.Though the NYT tries to cover for her, but there is no excuse for what she did. None. There better be some jail time.
The officer flunked a polygraph exam before being fired on Thursday and is now under investigation by the Justice Department, NBC has learned.
Intelligence sources tell NBC News the accused officer, Mary McCarthy, worked in the CIA's inspector general's office and had worked for the National Security Council under the Clinton and and George W. Bush administrations.
The leak pertained to stories on the CIA’s rumored secret prisons in Eastern Europe, sources told NBC. The information was allegedly provided to Dana Priest of the Washington Post, who wrote about CIA prisons in November and was awarded a Pulitzer Prize on Monday for her reporting.
Sources said the CIA believes McCarthy had more than a dozen unauthorized contacts with Priest. Information about subjects other than the prisons may have been leaked as well.
On this subject, if you want to be the best informed on this you need to read The Belmont Club and Mark Levin's blog.
I don't know if it is an issue for the Republicans in the fall, but from National Security to the civilian/military relationship - what log is the Left NOT willing to throw on the fire of the '06 election? Is power that important?