James Angleton and the art of leak

Similarly, the late James Angleton, America’s most famous counterspy, slipped me the history of a ridiculously expensive recovery vessel called the Glomar Explorer and a few years later laughed that it was an effort to upstage a New York Times investigative reporter he knew was chasing the story.

Source: The leaks I received during Watergate taught me they’re worth the risk – The Washington Post

I tell the astonishing story of James Angleton in my forthcoming book, The Ghost: The Secret Life of CIA Spymaster James Jesus Angleton, to be published later this year. You can pre-order on Amazon.

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