Botched Wen Ho Lee Spy Case

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The government's case against nuclear scientist Wen Ho Lee collapsed a year ago. By then, Lee had been branded a traitor and spent months in prison. The heavily edited report that led to Lee's release is a scathing indictment of the Department of Energy and FBI. It challenges the case against Lee and cites official blunders that will prevent us from ever knowing how or whether China stole America's most heavily guarded nuclear secrets. We look at the errors, the issue of racism in the investigation, and Lee's ongoing struggle to tell his side of the story with members of the press and the FBI. (This program is a shortened edition of today's To The Point.)
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Los Alamos Nuclear Laboratory

The New York Times

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producer:
Frances Anderton