Ex-CIA Officer Can't Dodge Claims He Leaked Agent's Name

Law360, New York (July 20, 2012, 5:29 PM EDT) -- A Virginia federal judge on Friday refused to throw out charges against former CIA officer John Kiriakou, who is accused of illegally disclosing classified information about the capture and interrogation of suspected al-Qaida lieutenant Abu Zubaydah and revealing a covert anti-terrorism officer's identity to journalists.

U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema denied Kiriakou’s motion to dismiss four charges based on arguments that they constituted selective and vindictive prosecution.

Judge Brinkema did say she would consider his motion to dismiss the four counts based on his contention...
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