Former Agent Says CIA
Ignored Findings on
WASHINGTON - A former CIA
operative who says he tried to warn the agency about faulty intelligence on
Iraqi weapons programs now says that CIA officials also ignored evidence that
The onetime undercover agent, who has been barred by the CIA from using his real name, filed a motion in federal court late Friday asking the government to declassify legal documents describing what he says was a deliberate suppression of findings on Iran that were contrary to agency views at the time.
The former operative alleged
in a 2004 lawsuit that the CIA fired him after he repeatedly clashed with
senior managers over his attempts to file reports that challenged the
conventional wisdom about weapons of mass destruction in the
The consensus view on
"On five occasions he was ordered to either falsify his reporting . . . or not to file," Krieger said.
In court documents and in
statements by his lawyer, the former officer says that his 22-year CIA career
collapsed after he questioned CIA doctrine about the nuclear programs of
He was assigned undercover
work in the Persian Gulf region, where he recruited an informant with
The informant provided
CIA spokesman Paul Gimigliano declined to comment on the specifics but rejected the allegation about suppressed reports. "It would be wrong to suggest that agency managers direct their officers to falsify the intelligence they collect," he said.