In The News – John Kiriakou, Christine O’Donnell, Larry Flynt
September 12th, 2012
Former CIA agent John Kiriakou, whose 2010 memoir was called Reluctant Spy, is facing federal charges that could land him in prison for 30 years, if he is convicted.
Kiriakou told Eye on Books in 2010 that he is “just an ordinary guy.” But federal prosecutors say he violated the Intelligence Identities Protection Act and the Espionage Act.
Kiriakou’s case comes before a federal court in Alexandria, Virginia today (September 12), as a judge will begin Classified Information Procedures Act hearings. The purpose of the hearings is to determine what classified information will be permitted during his trial, now scheduled for November.
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Two years after airing old clips from “Politically Incorrect” that may have cost Christine O’Donnell a U.S. Senate seat in Delaware – well, alright, maybe the clips weren’t what cost her the election, but they didn’t help – Maher has now apologized to O’Donnell.
Bill Maher apologized to former Delaware senate hopeful Christine O’Donnell Friday night for making her life “hell” by featuring footage of her saying she “dabbled into witchcraft” on his show during her 2010 campaign.
The HuffPo account also states that….
O’Donnell thanked Maher for the apology and went on to reveal she’d never approved of a campaign ad put out in response to the video. The ad — which O’Donnell called “stupid” — featured a serious O’Donnell saying, “I’m not a witch. I’m nothing you’ve heard. I’m you.”
Actually, as you can hear in the Eye on Books interview with her in 2011, O’Donnell “reveals” that fact in her book “Troublemaker.”
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Larry Flynt remains in dogged pursuit of something to keep his name and brand in the public eye. The founder of “Hustler” magazine is now offering a one million dollar bounty for “information about Mitt Romney’s unreleased tax returns and/or details of his offshore assets, bank accounts, and business partnerships.”
More at The Daily Beast.
And listen to our 2011 interview with Larry Flynt.by