Mary O. McCarthy,
CIA analyst, was fired in April—10 days before she was set to retire—for “unauthorized contacts with reporters and sharing classified information with reporters.” A CIA spokesperson said, “There is no question whatsoever that the officer did both. The officer personally admitted doing both.” McCarthy's lawyer, however, denied that she ever admitted to the charges. The media speculated that McCarthy leaked information to reporters about the agency's secret prisons in Eastern Europe for terrorism suspects.
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