A senior CIA analyst resigned Tuesday amid reports that she was forced to step straight straight straight down after her spouse — an agency that is former — was faced with dripping classified information to the press.
Heather Kiriakou had served as being a top analyst on probably the most painful and sensitive subjects that the agency songs, including leadership developments in Iran. Her spouse, John, faces at the most three decades in prison after being accused of disclosing information about key CIA operations along with the identities of undercover officers.
Two sources in direct connection with the Kiriakous stated that Heather had submitted her resignation under great pressure from superiors in the CIA. She was on maternity leave in present months. Neither she nor John Kiriakou came back a phone message kept at their property.
“They shared with her in the future in and resign,” said anyone with direct familiarity with the Kiriakou instance. Both sources talked on condition of anonymity, citing the sensitiveness heather that is surrounding employment status while the pending prosecution of her spouse.
CIA spokeswoman Jennifer Youngblood declined to comment, citing “respect for Ms. Kiriakou’s privacy.”
The termination of Heather Kiriakou’s CIA profession generally seems to represent the essential instant fallout from the case that is latest brought by the federal government with its campaign to stamp down leaks of federal government tips for the press.