Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Was the Russian Spy Swap Done So Quickly Just for Hillary and Other Democrats’ Political Gain??
"The Obama administration's rapid release of 10 Russian intelligence officers removed the prospect of a public trial revealing embarrassing facts about Russian influence operations, like the targeting of a key Democratic Party financier close to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
"Current and former national security officials critical of the speedy exchange with Moscow also said trading the 10 spies for four Russians less than two weeks after their arrest also limited U.S. counterspies from learning important details of Russian espionage and influence operations.
"Questions about the handling of the case were raised Tuesday during a closed-door briefing of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence."
All of the above is a direct quote from a Washington Times piece by Bill Gertz.