Former CIA Deputy Director Mike Morell: CIA Leak ‘Absolutely’ An ‘Inside Job’


Mike Morell served in the CIA for 33 years


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Former CIA Deputy Director Mike Morell said on Saturday that the WikiLeaks’ dump of documents it claims are from the top-secret CIA hacking program is “absolutely” an “inside job.”

Speaking with “CBS This Morning,” Morell said the spy agency should be asking itself whether the leaker was a staff employee or a contractor, and whether there were any “red flags” that were missed.

When asked whether its clear to him that this could have been an inside job, Morell answered, “Absolutely.”


“This data is not shared outside CIA. It’s only inside CIA,” Morell said. “It’s on CIA’s top secret network, which is not connected to any other network. So, this has to be an inside job.”

WikiLeaks has said it will not reveal its source.

Morell warned against WikiLeaks’ plan to share the technical details on the CIA’s surveillance operation with tech companies, whose products were mentioned in the documents as being vulnerable to the spy program.

Morell said this information is “valuable” to U.S. adversaries, because if obtained, they can search their own networks for any CIA bugs.