The wife of a former CIA employee facing charges of leaking classified information to the media has resigned her position as a senior CIA analyst. The woman, Heather Kiriakou, was reportedly pressured to step down in the wake of the charges against her husband, John Kiriakou, The Washington Post
Heather Kiriakou had been a top analyst on a variety of matters at the CIA including Iran.
“They told her to come in and resign,” a person familiar with the case told the Post. Sources said Heather Kiriakou, who has been on maternity leave, submitted her resignation under pressure.
John Kiriakou, who worked at the CIA from 1990 to 2004, faces charges including giving classified information about counter-terrorism operations to the press and lying to the CIA about information in a book he wrote. The criminal complaint describes Kiriakou as a source for New York Times’ articles about the interrogation of 911 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the Post reported.
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