Ex-CIA em­ploy­ees ac­cuse Trump nom­i­nee of ly­ing

Las Vegas Review-Journal (Sunday) - - NATION -

Two for­mer CIA em­ploy­ees are ac­cus­ing the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion’s choice for CIA chief watch­dog of be­ing less than can­did when he told Congress he didn’t know about any ac­tive whistle­blower com­plaints against him.

Mem­bers of the Se­nate In­tel­li­gence Com­mit­tee asked Christo­pher Sharp­ley, the cur­rent act­ing in­spec­tor gen­eral who’s in line for the per­ma­nent job, about com­plaints that he and other man­agers par­tic­i­pated in re­tal­i­a­tion against CIA work­ers who alerted con­gres­sional com­mit­tees and other au­thor­i­ties about al­leged mis­con­duct.

“I’m un­aware of any open in­ves­ti­ga­tions on me, the de­tails of any com­plaints about me,” Sharp­ley tes­ti­fied at his con­fir­ma­tion hear­ing last month.

He said he might not know be­cause there is a process pro­vid­ing con­fi­den­tial­ity to any­one who wants to file a com­plaint against gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials, who of­ten are in­di­vid­u­ally named in cases against man­age­ment.

“No ac­tion or con­clu­sions of wrong­do­ing have been made about my ca­reer or any­thing that I’ve done,” Sharp­ley added.

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