Yawns greeted the panel's formation, writes James Risen in his scintillating new book, because the country was "exhausted by Watergate." But its fiery revelations led to monumental reforms.
The Pro-Nosenko / anti-Golitsyn / anti-Tennent H. Bagley / anti-James Angleton espionage writer by the name of James Risen is a virtual KGB agent, imho.
There, I said it.
According to British researcher Malcolm Blunt, a probable KGB "mole" in CIA's Office of Security by the name of Bruce Solie hid some CIA documents on Lee Harvey Oswald from the Warren Committee, the Church Committee, and the HSCA.
Likewise, in his new book "Uncovering Popov's Mole," Professor John M. Newman (author of the 1995/2008 book "Oswald and the CIA") says Solie sent (or duped his gullible protégé and mole-hunting subordinate, James Angleton, into sending) Oswald to Moscow in 1959 as an ostensible "dangle" in a planned-to-fail, Solie-protecting, and CIA-rending hunt for "Popov's Mole" (Bruce Solie) in the wrong part of the CIA (the Soviet Russia Division), and that Solie later helped KGB triple-agent Igor Kochnov (KITTY HAWK) revive the fortunes of false-defector Yuri Nosenko (thereby continuing the KGB's discrediting of true-defector Anatoliy Golitsyn), and helped Kochnov kidnap CIA's spy Nikolay Artamonov (SHADRIN) in Vienna in 1975.
This was a really great podcast. I love Risen's take on how the media today helps the FBI get leakers, something that goes against all journalistic ethics. Great conversation. I will have to get his book. Who will ever leak stuff to media entities that are going to violate source protection ethics and laws? No one who has any sense.
This is reminding me of what we seem to be building towards in these congressional UAP hearings now that they’ve passed the whistleblower laws. I bring it up here because a number of the protagonists are a) from the intelligence community and b) are using their will and resources but also their training to help Sen Gilibrand uncover what’s been happening. I’m thinking of Lue Elizondo (cointel background) and Chris Mellon (frmr Assist. Director of Defense for Intelligence), both of whom I suspect history will regard quite favorably once all of this and their roles in it comes to light.
I ought to read more and watch the interview. In 1973 I was with CIA in Vietnam, in a Province, and all this seemed very far away. We had more immediate concerns and wanted to do accurate reporting of what was happening in Vietnam. And it was interesting.