A Convicted CIA Leaker Breaks Down the Recent Wave of Cyber Leaks

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 16: John Kiriakou is honored with the First Amendment Award, during the PEN Center USA's 25th Annual Literary Awards Festival at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on November 16, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Former CIA agent John Kiriakou is honored with the First Amendment Award, during the PEN Center USA’s 25th Annual Literary Awards Festival on November 16, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

 

Former CIA agent John Kiriakou revealed information on the Bush administration’s “enhanced interrogation techniques,” which led to him serving nearly two years in prison.

Now, he’s debriefing Wired about Wikileaks’ reveal of a huge amount of secrets, as well as how presidents handle such crises. Kiriakaou says the Vault 7 data dump is massively damaging (“There are three holy of holies: sources and methods, liaison relationships, and anything having to do with NSA”) and suspects Trump may have “the same Nixonian obsession with leaks as George W. Bush and Obama.”

Read the full interview by Emma Grey Ellis in Wired here.

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