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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - John Kiriakou
Outside political groups are spending nearly the same as congressional campaigns themselves in about two dozen competitive elections this year.
Former intelligence officials use "reprehensible" and "egregious" to describe the alleged acts of a former CIA officer charged by the government with betraying his own when he revealed the identities of two overseas operatives to the media.
The Obama administration is using a century-old anti-spying law to prosecute federal workers for leaking secrets to the media, drawing criticism that the law is draconian and the prosecutions are chilling efforts to report news.
A former CIA officer has been charged with leaking secrets to reporters, the sixth such prosecution the Obama administration has launched using a century-old anti-spying law.
A former CIA officer was charged Monday in federal court with leaking classified information to the media about two other CIA officers, including disclosing the name and contact information of one involved in the capture of al Qaeda terrorist Abu Zubaydah.
"The public had a right to know" the information Mr. Kiriakou is accused of leaking, Mr. Aftergood said.
An affidavit said FBI agents interviewed Mr. Kiriakou last week, during which he denied leaking the name of one of the covert officers, telling the agents "How the heck did they get him?