Too good to check: Feds feared hot Russian spy was trying to seduce Obama cabinet member?

posted at 5:11 pm on April 2, 2012 by Allahpundit

Via Ace, who found this irresistible news nugget buried in an Independent story about the duplicitous Iraqi WMD informant who’s been telling his story for more than a year now.

Go look at the picture Ace posted. I can’t lie: I probably would have given her the launch codes.

Another revelation in the series is the real reason why the FBI swooped on Russian spy Anna Chapman in 2010. Top officials feared the glamorous Russian agent wanted to seduce one of US President Barack Obama’s inner circle. Frank Figliuzzi, the FBI’s head of counterintelligence, reveals how she got “closer and closer to higher and higher ranking leadership… she got close enough to disturb us”.

The fear that Chapman would compromise a senior US official in a “honey trap” was a key reason for the arrest and deportation of the Russian spy ring of 10 people, of which she was a part, in 2010. “We were becoming very concerned,” he says. “They were getting close enough to a sitting US cabinet member that we thought we could no longer allow this to continue.” Mr Figliuzzi refuses to name the individual who was being targeted.

That’s from a new BBC documentary called “Modern Spies”; there’s a clip of Figliuzzi talking about the Russian spy ring at the BBC website but it won’t play for me in any browser. Figliuzzi’s actually talked a lot about the spy ring in the past, most notably in November when he detailed the Russians’ methods for ABC. He hinted at the time that the ring was trying to get close to someone in the cabinet but if he’s ever mentioned anything about a honey trap, I missed it. Quote:

“This group was well on their way to penetrating foreign policy circles. They had befriended a friend of a sitting Cabinet official,” FBI Counter Intelligence Assistant Director Frank Figliuzzi said. “They wanted to get their hands on the most sensitive data they could get their hands on, but we took this thing down before classified information changed hands.”…

Because they broke the code, the FBI was able to place an informant into the spy ring. At one point, Chapman even hands her laptop over to the informant so he can fix some technical problems she was having. She didn’t know, of course, she was having trouble with her laptop because of measures taken by the FBI. The FBI dubbed the operation that caught Chapman and her colleagues “Ghost Stories,” because many of the Russian spies assumed the stolen identities of dead Americans.

At the time he called Chapman a “highly-trained intelligence officer” and the “cream of the crop” of Russian intel, but how highly trained could she have been if she was willingly handing over her laptop to a mole following FBI cybersabotage? On the contrary, when the story first broke two years ago, some of the details of how Chapman and company operated made them sound like abject morons. (Writing down passwords? Changing cover stories repeatedly?) I’m eager to see the BBC interview with Figliuzzi once it hits YouTube, because now that I re-read that Independent passage, I notice that it never quotes him as saying Chapman or anyone else was trying to “seduce” anyone. That’s the Independent’s interpretation, but the actual quotes are Figliuzzi’s standard take about her (and the rest of the ring) trying to gain access to someone in the cabinet. If he really is suggesting a honey trap, I wonder why he didn’t tell ABC that last fall. It’s a sensational, movie-worthy detail. They surely wouldn’t have left it out of their story deliberately.

Semi-serious exit question: Why invest in risky humint operations when cyberhackers can operate remotely and pull far more detailed intelligence than spies in the field can? If you missed them in Headlines last week, take 10 minutes to read two important pieces that will chill you to the bone. First is this Smithsonian interview with Richard Clarke describing a horrifying and maybe literally fatal flaw in the Stuxnet worm: Clarke is convinced that the worm was programmed to self-destruct when installed on a computer outside of Iran’s enrichment facility, but something went wrong and it didn’t. Now every cyberspy and hacker in the world who wants one can get a copy of the virus and tweak its code so that it can attack all sorts of infrastructure. It’s as if the U.S. had lost an atomic bomb somewhere in Russia in 1945: No need for the enemy to steal the blueprints when it suddenly has your own weapon. The second piece is this Wall Street Journal story interviewing top U.S. counterintel officials in the FBI’s cybercrime division. Their verdict: America is badly, badly overmatched right now in defending itself from hackers. According to one think-tanker who specializes in cybersecurity, “Mr. Lewis said he didn’t believe there was a single secure, unclassified computer network in the U.S.” Anything China and, presumably, Russia wants is basically theirs for the taking; in the Smithsonian piece, Clarke even speculates that China could plant cyberbombs in U.S. military systems to disable planes, carriers, etc, in the event of a conflict. Who needs Anna Chapman when you’ve got modems and killer nerds?


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Ewwww.

CyberCipher on April 2, 2012 at 5:13 PM

I want to be Hillary Clinton so, so bad. :-(

Punchenko on April 2, 2012 at 5:13 PM

I hear it was Janet Napolitano.

NotCoach on April 2, 2012 at 5:14 PM

My collie says:

I believe CC’s disgust was aimed at the Obama cabinet member. Not the spy.

CyberCipher on April 2, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Ahem.

mythicknight on April 2, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Ahem.

mythicknight on April 2, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Ha ha ha ha ha!

Me too!

UltimateBob on April 2, 2012 at 5:15 PM

She was just trying to help ObaMao’s aparatchiks with their “flexibility.”

cicerone on April 2, 2012 at 5:16 PM

What’s the point? The cabinet is 90% communist anyway.

The Rogue Tomato on April 2, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Who needs spies at the highest levels of the administration when you’ve got Obama?

O/T much better shot of her over at Ace of Spades.

Rixon on April 2, 2012 at 5:18 PM

So…has Hillary come up with an alibi explanation yet?

coldwarrior on April 2, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Steven Chu. Has to be Chu.

DanMan on April 2, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Ahem.

mythicknight on April 2, 2012 at 5:14 PM

SMOD!

Rixon on April 2, 2012 at 5:18 PM

She tried to seduce Van Jones but he brushed her off saying “You aren’t Communist enough for me, baby.”

Bishop on April 2, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Go look at the picture Ace posted. I can’t lie: I probably would have given her the launch codes.

Heck, you probably would have given her the launch codes if she looked like Meghan McCain – 275 pounds, tattoos and all.

bw222 on April 2, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Why not?

It isn’t the democrats waging war on women. No wonder why she wanted to seduce a democrat president.

liberal4life on April 2, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Was it Gibbs?

Oil Can on April 2, 2012 at 5:21 PM

She tried to seduce Van Jones but he brushed her off saying “You aren’t Communist enough for me, baby.”

Bishop on April 2, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Nah. She’s a white Russian.

Rixon on April 2, 2012 at 5:21 PM

It isn’t the democrats waging war on women. No wonder why she wanted to seduce a democrat president.

libtard4life on April 2, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Nobody said it was the president. Go back to sleep.

cicerone on April 2, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Poor girl. I guess she’s lucky she never had to close the deal with anyone in the cabinet. Still, it’s obvious someone or more than someone in the cabinet is very susceptible.

aniptofar on April 2, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Steven Chu. Has to be Chu.

DanMan on April 2, 2012 at 5:18 PM

I agree. But bonehead Geithner probably was considered too.

BuckeyeSam on April 2, 2012 at 5:24 PM

FemBot…Espionage!!!!!!!!

canopfor on April 2, 2012 at 5:24 PM

No wonder why she wanted to seduce a democrat president.
liberal4life on April 2, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Because she knew a dem wouldn’t have any qualms about adultery.

tommyboy on April 2, 2012 at 5:25 PM

She didn’t need to seduce anyone. Just ring up Barry and he would tell her and her bosses anything they want to know.

As for me, she wouldn’t have to work too hard. I could turn her into a conservative though.

arnold ziffel on April 2, 2012 at 5:27 PM

I can’t lie: I probably would have given her the launch codes.

I will cut you some slack on that one AP.

JusDreamin on April 2, 2012 at 5:27 PM

They had befriended a friend of a sitting Cabinet official

Bill Clinton.

rbj on April 2, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Go look at the picture Ace posted. I can’t lie: I probably would have given her the launch codes.
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Gluteus Maximus in Blue!!

canopfor on April 2, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Who needs Anna Chapman when you’ve got modems and killer nerds?

Um, a certain beta male blogger who shall remain nameless?

hillbillyjim on April 2, 2012 at 5:28 PM

“That’s not why they call me Turbo-Timmy”

-Tim Geithner

portlandon on April 2, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Heh! And at the count of 1, 2, 3 “It’s just SEX!”

Don L on April 2, 2012 at 5:29 PM

The American equivalent of Anna Chapman is “Hillary Clinton” :/

Jeddite on April 2, 2012 at 5:30 PM

I want to be Hillary Clinton so, so bad.

Punchenko on April 2, 2012 at 5:13 PM

First thought I had: Hillary.

Jaibones on April 2, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Why not?

It isn’t the democrats waging war on women. No wonder why she wanted to seduce a democrat president.

liberal4life on April 2, 2012 at 5:20 PM

No..Sense…Whatsoever.

OTOH, I will give you credit for your blind, slavish devotion…

BlaxPac on April 2, 2012 at 5:31 PM

They had befriended a friend of a sitting Cabinet official

Bill Clinton.

rbj on April 2, 2012 at 5:27 PM

No way , Bill would have stopped the FBI investigation if true.

the_nile on April 2, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Go look at the picture Ace posted. I can’t lie: I probably would have given her the launch codes.

And if I had been on the jury that tried you, and you entered that picture into evidence, I’d have voted to acquit.

morganfrost on April 2, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Who needs spies at the highest levels of the administration when you’ve got Obama?

Rixon on April 2, 2012 at 5:18 PM

WINNER!!

Khun Joe on April 2, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Is she considered a good spy? How great could she be if all of America knows who she is?

And to be honest, spying in this post-Cold War day and age, when Obama has already emptied the cupboard and filled it with incompetent boobs, seems a bit like taking candy from a baby.

shannon76 on April 2, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Ill bet it was the seduction Czar. (we must have one of those somewhere)

Don L on April 2, 2012 at 5:32 PM

portlandon on April 2, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Can’t be Timmy. I heard he had a software problem…

coldwarrior on April 2, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Mr Figliuzzi refuses to name the individual who was being targeted.

My guess is DHS’ Janet Napolitano.

AZCoyote on April 2, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Russian spy was trying to seduce Obama cabinet member?
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I wonder if this Cabinet Member,pulled a Weiner,and
tweeted his…..beep..and thats why……(snark)

canopfor on April 2, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Thing about Russian women though, when they’re young they can be pretty hot but after about age 44 or so, 99.9% of them begin to resemble Ernest Borgnine.

Bishop on April 2, 2012 at 5:34 PM

BTW… I’d hook up with her. Give her the wrong launch codes AND Obama’s “birth certificate”. Clue her into a secret Green energy company that is ‘doing wonders’, tell her about a super-secret new Electric Car.

And then I wouldn’t call her back.

Win-win, baby.

shannon76 on April 2, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Wait a tic,I wonder,what else Hopey talked to Medved about!
(sarc)

canopfor on April 2, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Thing about Russian women though, when they’re young they can be pretty hot but after about age 44 or so, 99.9% of them begin to resemble Ernest Borgnine.

Bishop on April 2, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Is it still like that? True enough in the cold war era, but I suspect glasnost and perestroika have done wonders for middle aged Russian women.

shannon76 on April 2, 2012 at 5:37 PM

My collie says:

I believe CC’s disgust was aimed at the Obama cabinet member. Not the spy.

CyberCipher on April 2, 2012 at 5:14 PM

CyberCipher:Lol:)

canopfor on April 2, 2012 at 5:38 PM

It’s Bruno or Cankles.

jukin3 on April 2, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Is it still like that? True enough in the cold war era, but I suspect glasnost and perestroika have done wonders for middle aged Russian women.

shannon76 on April 2, 2012 at 5:37 PM

The ones I have seen look just fine, course I’m middle aged myself. I’m sure some of the more rural ones might look rough but we have our own share of the same types here in the US.

arnold ziffel on April 2, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Hillary. No Question. Thats why she was working the new hairdo.

ctmom on April 2, 2012 at 5:42 PM

shannon76 on April 2, 2012 at 5:37 PM

We have some neighbors who contract with a house cleaning service which utilizes Russian ladies, I haven’t seen one yet show up at their door who didn’t look like a cast member from “Fiddler on the Roof”.

Bishop on April 2, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Oh Boy,she is on the cover of Maxim!
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April 02, 2012
Anna Chapman White House Sex Scandal
Steven Chu or Lesbian Lover?
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http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/

canopfor on April 2, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Go look at the picture Ace posted. I can’t lie: I probably would have given her the launch codes.

Yeah, but you’d probably give Meggie Mac the codes, too.

kjl291 on April 2, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Over at aoshq, they are dealing with the hard issue of whether that is her real butt or artificial. You decide!

Blake on April 2, 2012 at 5:46 PM

It’s Bruno or Cankles.

jukin3 on April 2, 2012 at 5:39 PM

I know who cankles is – dare I ask who bruno is?

kjl291 on April 2, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Hey lady. I am practically Obumbler’s brother, and cant stop talking after intensive sex.

Southernblogger on April 2, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Yup. I’m going with Billary Rodham Clinton.

Although, I almost feel like Sec. of Energy Steven Chu could be the one — maybe because it would almost have a Kif Kroker/Amy Wong forbidden alien love vibe to it.

Mmm-Hmmmmm

SD Tom on April 2, 2012 at 5:46 PM

It isn’t the democrats waging war on women. No wonder why she wanted to seduce a democrat president.

libtard4life on April 2, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Rumor on the streets is that Valerie Jarretts gate doesn’t swing that way.

RickB on April 2, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Huma Abedin is sooo…yesterday.

Schadenfreude on April 2, 2012 at 5:47 PM

canopfor on April 2, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Steven Chu or Lesbian Lover?

My money is on Hillary.

Chu? Probably doesn’t have the energy.

Now an expose of a “les be friends” tryst with someone at that level, and a key policy player, as well…and after that “Re-Start” button fiasco…that’d put one in a tough spot.

coldwarrior on April 2, 2012 at 5:48 PM

O/T,the latest…University Shootings!
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Update:
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Police say 7 dead, 3 injured in shooting attack at California Christian university

Submitted 4 mins ago
http://www.breakingnews.com/
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canopfor on April 2, 2012 at 5:48 PM

My bet is Biden. I know he’s not Cabinet but he’s dumber than a toilet seat.

mike0993 on April 2, 2012 at 5:48 PM

She tried to seduce Van Jones but he brushed her off saying “You aren’t Communist enough for me, baby.”

Bishop on April 2, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Nah. She’s a white Russian.

Rixon on April 2, 2012 at 5:21 PM

I think she’s white Hispanic Russian…

kjl291 on April 2, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Nah. She’s a white Russian.

Rixon on April 2, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Oho….f*ckin zing…good one, Rixon. You made MooCow chortle and guffaw at once. A beer for you, good sir.

MooCowBang on April 2, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Biden, obviously.

Seixon on April 2, 2012 at 5:50 PM

canopfor on April 2, 2012 at 5:43 PM
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Steven Chu or Lesbian Lover?
My money is on Hillary.

Chu? Probably doesn’t have the energy.

Now an expose of a “les be friends” tryst with someone at that level, and a key policy player, as well…and after that “Re-Start” button fiasco…that’d put one in a tough spot.

coldwarrior on April 2, 2012 at 5:48 PM

coldwarrior:Lol,oh man good one(doesn’t have the energy.).

canopfor on April 2, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Why not?

It isn’t the democrats waging war on women. No wonder why she wanted to seduce a democrat president.

liberal4life on April 2, 2012 at 5:20 PM

…name me an attractive Democrat! One! The only one close to not causing, inducing chunks of vomit physically…would be JugEars…but we’re talking about seduction here…not flying!
His ears are bigger than moms pants.

KOOLAID2 on April 2, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Thing about Russian women though, when they’re young they can be pretty hot but after about age 44 or so, 99.9% of them begin to resemble Ernest Borgnine.

Bishop on April 2, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Is it still like that? True enough in the cold war era, but I suspect glasnost and perestroika have done wonders for middle aged Russian women.

shannon76 on April 2, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Part of the reason for that was a diet that was heavy on starches, just like older Italian women after a lifetime of pasta. As the Russian diet has improved, it’s probably better now.

Gladtobehere on April 2, 2012 at 5:53 PM

“Forty-eight hours is as long a time as any man could reasonably wish to spend in bed with the same woman.”

- Duke of Wellington

Seth Halpern on April 2, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Who needs Anna Chapman when you’ve got modems and killer nerds?

no one wants to see the movie about modems and killer nerds, unless its got a hot redhead.

ted c on April 2, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Biden, obviously.

Seixon on April 2, 2012 at 5:50 PM

If it were Biden, ya think for a moment Old Plugs would let the Bureau stop it?

coldwarrior on April 2, 2012 at 5:54 PM

It’s Bruno or Cankles.

jukin3 on April 2, 2012 at 5:39 PM

I know who cankles is – dare I ask who bruno is?

kjl291 on April 2, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Never mind – I figured it out.

kjl291 on April 2, 2012 at 5:59 PM

This explains why the whole group was sent back to the U.S.S.R. Russia, without any public trial in the USA….too much potential embarassment for the regime.

Deafdog on April 2, 2012 at 6:00 PM

“Forty-eight hours is as long a time as any man could reasonably wish to spend in bed with the same woman.”

- Duke of Wellington

Seth Halpern on April 2, 2012 at 5:53 PM

The Duke obviously never met Anna Chapman. I’d give her a whole week.

Gladtobehere on April 2, 2012 at 6:02 PM

I’d hit it. Over and over again, and then eight ways from Sunday.

Then I’d throw her overboard and call the Russian coast guard.

Good Lt on April 2, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Clarke is convinced that the worm was programmed to self-destruct when installed on a computer outside of Iran’s enrichment facility, but something went wrong and it didn’t. Now every cyberspy and hacker in the world who wants one can get a copy of the virus and tweak its code so that it can attack all sorts of infrastructure.

So now Clarke is a ‘computer virus expert’? Or is he passing out dis-info, hoping hackers will get a copy, little knowing that the virus will reveal their activities and location?

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm……………?

GarandFan on April 2, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Heh… How long till there’s a porn ‘parody’?

Oh, wait, Dem admin… Never mind.

darkpixel on April 2, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Thing about Russian women though, when they’re young they can be pretty hot but after about age 44 or so, 99.9% of them begin to resemble Ernest Borgnine.

Bishop on April 2, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Don’t know about the Russian women but last year I came down with a horrible case of pneumonia and hired a young Ukranian nurse who happened to be drop dead gorgeous. During her extended stay with me, her 52 year old mother came by to visit, and she was equally beautiful and could’ve easily passed as my nurse’s older sister. I must say that I still have a recurring fantasy that I’ll probably go to hell for, but I was in no position at the time to carry out anyway.

TXUS on April 2, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Go to Ace and check out the pic.

My gawd, even Bawny Fwank wouldn’t be able to resist that caboose….

Bruno Strozek on April 2, 2012 at 6:06 PM

It’s Bruno or Cankles.

jukin3 on April 2, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Watch it there, pal…

Bruno Strozek on April 2, 2012 at 6:09 PM

I must say that I still have a recurring fantasy that I’ll probably go to hell for, but I was in no position at the time to carry out anyway.

TXUS on April 2, 2012 at 6:06 PM

So she was a .1%’er?

What was your fantasy, having Ernest Borgnine play a fiddle for you?

Bishop on April 2, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Why would they worry that a semi-attractive woman spy would cause an 0bamanite to give up secrets that they already rush to tell ANY enemy of the United States without a second’s hesitation?

And which cabinet member would they think would fall for a FEMALE agent????

Oh, wait, I get it….
But Huma would slit her throat, personally, for fishing in that particular pond.

LegendHasIt on April 2, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Mr Figliuzzi refuses to name the individual who was being targeted.

I doubt it was any of the men …

MeatHeadinCA on April 2, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Holder? Janet N? Cankles?

CatoRenasci on April 2, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Heh… How long till there’s a porn ‘parody’?

darkpixel on April 2, 2012 at 6:04 PM

The best title has already been used…back in 1966…Carl Reiner, Eva Marie Saint and Alan Arkin…island off the East Coast…submarine…

:-)

coldwarrior on April 2, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Crud. Now that I skim the comments it looks like my second thesis was not original at all.

Apologies to all I accidentally plagiarized.

LegendHasIt on April 2, 2012 at 6:19 PM

They had befriended a friend of a sitting Cabinet official

My question is how could they tell if it was a “sitting” Cabinet official? Since all of the cabinet members in this Admin are butt-heads, you’d have to determine which end was in the chair to know whether they were “sitting” or simply face-down.

lonestarleeroy on April 2, 2012 at 6:20 PM

I can’t lie: I probably would have given her the launch codes.

Meh. Lost my taste for devious redheads about a month ago.

MadisonConservative on April 2, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Which cabinet member? Huh, which one? We demand to know.

RebeccaH on April 2, 2012 at 6:22 PM

LegendHasIt on April 2, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Nothing to apologize for. Just great minds :)

Schadenfreude on April 2, 2012 at 6:33 PM

MadisonConservative on April 2, 2012 at 6:20 PM

LOL…Would you like a list?

Also have Blondes on there to…and one rather dark eyed/haired lass that was amazing when she was mad! She would do thins thing with her…

…umm, what were we talking about?

BlaxPac on April 2, 2012 at 6:33 PM

She thought no power in the ‘verse could stop her!

Dunedainn on April 2, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Seducing Obama was out of the question at the time because he and Reggie were still getting it on.

wtng2fish on April 2, 2012 at 6:37 PM

So she was a .1%’er?

What was your fantasy, having Ernest Borgnine play a fiddle for you?

Bishop on April 2, 2012 at 6:11 PM

No, it had something more to do with a trio, with the mother and daughter on the organ.

TXUS on April 2, 2012 at 6:40 PM

So she was a .1%’er?

What was your fantasy, having Ernest Borgnine play a fiddle for you?

Bishop on April 2, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Oh, as to your first question, they were both “No, daddy, no” beautiful.

TXUS on April 2, 2012 at 6:42 PM

FemBot…Espionage!!!!!!!!

canopfor on April 2, 2012 at 5:24 PM

LOL. Now that made me laugh. (:

Did you see the photo. Its another Blue Dress.

SparkPlug on April 2, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Note all of the references to the Government Official are gender neutral.

gekkobear on April 2, 2012 at 6:53 PM

No, it had something more to do with a trio, with the mother and daughter on the organ.

TXUS on April 2, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Pneumonia or not, I’d give it the old college try. Did you at least have them help you bathe?

arnold ziffel on April 2, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Nobody said it was the president. Go back to sleep.

cicerone on April 2, 2012 at 5:21 PM

If Bammie is the target they are better off with a young black guy that can play basketball. Better blackmail possibility there too.

slickwillie2001 on April 2, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Hate to be the wet blanket for some, but when the full story comes out it may be someone with access to the so called “inner circle” but I’m willing to bet its not a department head.

i.e – Not the SecState or SecDef, but an underling “assistant to the Special Adviser to the Under-Secretary” etc etc…

Besides, Hilliary has been working on cultivating her own cult of personality inside the State Dept, so i don’t think it would be her.

Espionage cases (outside a Ludlum novel) never reach that high…and even if they did, even with this Administration and DOJ, it’ll be *years* before the public will hear about it, if ever.

BlaxPac on April 2, 2012 at 7:02 PM

My bet is Biden. I know he’s not Cabinet but he’s dumber than a toilet seat.

mike0993 on April 2, 2012 at 5:48 PM

“You’re not too bright, are you? Mmmm, I like that in a man.”

slickwillie2001 on April 2, 2012 at 7:03 PM

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