Rep. Todd Akin (MO) published a piece today in the Washington Examiner. See an excerpt of this unique post:
For nearly a year, the Justice Department has been quietly investigating a group of lawyers sponsored, in part, by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) known as the John Adams Project. These lawyers have provided photographs of covert CIA operatives to members of al-Qaeda detained at Guantanamo Bay.
The investigation began after photographs of CIA officers were found in the cell of Mustafa Ahmed al-Hawsawi, currently held at Guantanamo Bay, who is accused of helping to finance the September 11th attacks. The photos appear to have been taken by private investigators hired to tail the officers by the John Adams Project.
If this seems pretty serious to you, it should. As John Rizzo, the CIA’s top attorney until December, recently shared in an interview with The Washington Times, there are two types of crimes that may have been committed. First, would be the disclosure of classified information – the identity of the operatives – to a foreign power. And second, knowingly disclosing the identity of CIA covert officers is a violation of the Intelligence Identities Protection Act.