The CIA plucked its top worker in Russia out of the country in 2017 because the agency horror permissions there might uncover the source at a few moments. CNN and the New York Times say those anxieties stemmed at least in part from President Trump’s loose lips. So who was our serviceman( or lady) in Moscow and why did the since retired operator turn up at the center of yet another political hostility over the 2016 referendum?
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Who can it be? The New York Times reported late Monday that the source in the CNN story was the same source that the Times had previously hinted at–a Russian official who wasn’t among Putin’s intimates but was close enough to his decision-making to offer the U.S. a rare view into what the most senior levels of the Kremlin were thinking. After the source had dished as a U.S. operator for decades, the CIA offered to extract them. The informant , not wanting to flee home, initially refused, leading to fears that the informant might have been a double agent.