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CIA torture advocate gets 30 months in prison for naming covert agent

A former CIA agent who pleaded guilty in October to revealing the identity of a covert agent was sentenced to 30 months in prison on Friday, a sentence secured by a plea deal, and much lighter than the 20 years he could have faced. John Kiriakou, 48, worked for the…

CIA agent indicted for leaking secrets to journalists

WASHINGTON — A former CIA officer was indicted Thursday on charges of leaking secrets to journalists, including the name of a covert agent and the role of another CIA employee in classified operations. John Kiriakou, who had previously revealed the CIA’s use of waterboarding of Al-Qaeda suspects, was charged in…

CIA whistleblower charged for leaking torture secrets

A former CIA official who publicly confirmed the waterboarding of top Al-Qaeda operative Abu Zubaydah was charged Monday with leaking classified information to journalists, including the identities of two CIA officers. John Kiriakou, who served with the CIA between 1990 and 2004, was charged with violating a law that makes…

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