CIA, FBI Reportedly Targeting ‘Traitor’ Inside the CIA as Source of Wikileaks Dump

CBS Evening News broke the news on Wednesday that the CIA and the FBI were targeting a CIA employee or contractor as the internal source of the thousands of documents that Wikileaks revealed back in March 2017. Anchor Scott Pelley reported tonight that “a manhunt is under way for a traitor inside the Central Intelligence Agency.” “The CIA and the FBI,” he said, “are conducting a joint investigation into one of the worst security breaches in CIA history, which exposed thousands of top-secret documents.” Correspondent Jeff Pegues outlined that “sources familiar with the investigation say it is looking for an insider — either a CIA employee or a contractor — who had physical access to the material.” Pegues continued that “much of the material was classified, and stored in a highly-secured section of the intelligence agency… sources say hundreds of people would have had access to the and investigators are going through those names.” CIA Director Mike Pompeo recently blasted Wikileaks as a “non-state, hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors, like Russia.” [image via screengrab]    

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