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Phil Ewing

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National Security Editor — NPR

National security editor with @NPR. Warship, aerospace & radio enthusiast. Email: pewing@npr.org

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RT @burbunbacon: @philewing No. Charge just enough to hold him. Then up charges as investigation proceeds. Needed charges in place and him…
Prosecutors might change it up later ... but for now, makes you wonder whether this alleged turncoat and his Chinese government handlers, if in fact that is at issue, ran this so carefully the Feds don't have enough evidence for an old-fashioned Espionage Act case
It's the worst. CI cases are as bad as it gets. And assuming this former CIA officer is the one who allegedly might have betrayed all the Chinese agents, the Feds aren't even charging him with that. Justice sez charges = "unlawful retention of national defense information"
Problem is, the stories we *do* know -- like IC Inability To Guard Against Insider Threats, sure do get repeated an awful lot:  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/16/us/politics/cia-china-mole-arrest-jerry-chun-shing-lee.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=0 
RT @jeremyherb: And Bannon is done after more than 10.5 hours behind closed doors
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