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Yet Another Smear Job on Snowden

Another great piece by Ray McGovern at AntiWar.com. Excellent knowledge is shared with us — We are extremely lucky for this, and I am grateful. I do learn something every read!
Another Hatchet Job on Snowden Posted By Ray McGovern On March 3, 2017 @ 11:00 pm  In depicting National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden as a Russian spy, author Edward Jay Epstein acknowledges his debt to the CIA’s famously paranoid counterintelligence chief James Jesus Angleton, who specialized in counterintuitive thinking that surely smeared more honest CIA officers than it snared actual spies. At a recent book signing at the Hoover Institute in Washington, D.C., for How America Lost Its Secrets: Edward Snowden, the Man and the Theft, Epstein proudly announced that he learned the tricks of the counterintelligence trade from the now-deceased Angleton.  But Angleton, like other counterintelligence sleuths, assumed the carte-blanche right to smother a slender fact with weighty assumptions and then…