Ex-Operative Admits Leaking CIA Agent's Name to Media
John Kiriakou gets 2-plus years in jail
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 23, 2012 1:32 PM CDT
Former CIA officer John Kiriakou leaves U.S. District Courthouse in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday.   (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

(Newser) – A former CIA agent who soured on waterboarding has pleaded guilty to leaking the name of a secret agent to a journalist, reports Reuters. John Kiriakou admitted to the single count today as part of a deal that will send him to prison for 30 months. Kiriakou leaked the CIA agent's name for a story on the interrogation of al-Qaeda operative Abu Zabaydah. His case was one of the first in the Obama administration's aggressive crackdown on leaks, notes the Washington Post.

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HANKHILL
Oct 24, 2012 9:22 PM CDT
obammie crack down on leaking! deal hell kiriaku should have got 30years! obamineee is the main leak! fubo!
Perotstheman
Oct 24, 2012 6:21 AM CDT
I say WATERBOARD this little chicken-sh** with electrodes snapped to his nads. What a little pussy. Exposing someone else to danger and death in order to save his worthless little ass. What a bottom-feeder !!!
Gramps_43
Oct 23, 2012 6:54 PM CDT
What pure political BS! Why did VP Chaney and his gang (incl Pres Bush) get away with the:Outing" of a CIA operative years ago named Valerie Plame Wilson???????? Just because her husband Ambassador Wilson , on a Gov't trip aborad, came back and reported there was no evidence of "Yellow Cake" uranium to be found and then NO Weapons of Mass Destruction. But Bush & Co wanted to goto war at any cost. They and fellow conspirators should be brought up on charges.