Big Hookergate News – CIA Director Goss Resigns

Update – Through Atrios, comes this,

From a reader: “Dana Priest is on MSNBC right now saying we’ll have to wait for tomorrow’s paper to find out why he resigned. The Post must have called him for comment on a story running tomorrow about his involvement with Brent Wilkes.”

I don’t know if you have been following the story about the corrupt defense contractor providing hookers for Republican members of Congress who were providing him with huge defense contracts. See Sex, Lies, and Government Contracts, Hookergate: Everybody Wants a Piece of the Action, Who Will Be the Woodward and Bernstein of New ‘Hookergate’ Story?, Watergate Subpoenaed in Hooker Probe and Hookergate being buried by press for more on that.
Well one of those Members of Congress later became CIA director. And just 2 weeks after the news about the hookers… CIA Director Porter Goss Resigns
More later….

Talking Points Memo

Left Coaster: Party On, Porter – Don’t Let The Door Hit You In The Ass
Think Progress goes into the background of Goss’ connections with the Duke Cunningham scandal.

Outing CIA Agents OK — If You Are A Republican

The latest claim that Vakerie Plame was not really a covert agent comes from Plame’s identity, if truly a secret, was thinly veiled. The evidence? She said she was employed by “Brewster-Jennings & Associates.” And just how does this indicate she worked for the CIA?

Brewster-Jennings was not a terribly convincing cover. According to Dun & Bradstreet, the company, created in 1994, is a “legal services office” grossing $60,000 a year and headed by a chief executive named Victor Brewster. Commercial databases accessible by the Tribune contain no indication that such a person exists.

There you have it, indisputable evidence that the company was a CIA front!
The article then says that “Another sign” the company was a CIA front was,

the online resume of a Washington attorney, who until last week claimed to have been employed by Brewster-Jennings as an “engineering consultant” from 1985 to 1989 and to have served from 1989 to 1995 as a CIA “case officer,” the agency’s term for field operatives who collect information from paid informants.

So OK, that’s a mistake. If terrorists have the resources to locate and scan every resume of every person in the United States and cross-check them and find a resume that made this mistake, then they could surmise that the company was a CIA cover, and look at the other employees of the company.

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