Protection for Fired CIA Whistleblowers?

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The director of the CIA has issued widespread polygraph tests of CIA operatives, in an attempt to stop further leaks of classified information. Last week intelligence officer Mary McCarthy was fired revealing the existence of covert prisons operated by the CIA in several Eastern European countries to a Washington Post reporter. Dana Priest has subsequently won a Pulitzer Prize for her reporting on the prisons. Now, McCarthy's lawyer claims she did not disclose the information. With the White House leaking its own classified information, is the Bush Administration applying a double standard? Where does an intelligence agent go with information (s)he feels should be public knowledge but which the agency wants to remain classified. Guest host Diana Nyad talks to a journalist covering the story and former CIA officials. (This segment originally aired earlier today on To the Point.)
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Guest host Diana Nyad, 2002 inductee into the International Swimming Hall of Fame, is a business sports columnist for Marketplace, senior sports correspondent for Fox News, and has hosted her own show on CNBC. She's also the author of three books.

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