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This Week’s Dead Drop: March 24

BAER FACTS:  The last time former CIA officer Robert Baer was mentioned in The Cipher Brief was when three former counterintelligence chiefs dismantled arguments he made in his recent book, The Fourth Man.  Now, we hear he has decided to become an unpaid agent/lobbyist of the Ukrainian government.  According to a filing made with the Department of Justice earlier this month, Baer plans to “Help Ukraine navigate through arm purchases, including political lobbying in the House and Senate, make public realtime geolocation of Russian intelligence operative (sic) as part of a psyop no fees, no expenses.” He also said he would consult with members of Congress and the intelligence community. Baer has been a paid consultant for CNN for years, though spies tell us that [...]

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