"The consciousness of good intentions disdains ambiguity. I shall not, however, multiply professions on this head. My motives must remain in the depository of my own breast. My arguments will be open to all, and may be judged of by all. They shall at least be offered in a spirit which will not disgrace the cause of truth."
-'Publius' The Federalist No. 1
[a]n FBI intelligence analyst charged last month for passing classified information about Filipino leaders to current and former officials of that nation retrieved the information from the White House, FOX News has confirmed. Originally reported by ABC News, FBI and CIA officials are saying this is the first case of espionage from within the White House in modern times. The alleged spy, Leandro Aragoncillo, worked undetected for nearly three years. He was most recently assigned to work with Vice President Dick Cheney.
This news is nothing short of extraordinary, and it is quite disturbing an infiltration of this magnitude could occur during our Global War on Terror. It begs the question, what would the ramifications be if it were a mole placed by a member of al-Qaeda? From what is known at this moment, it seems to fall only within the Philipino sphere of influence,
On Sept. 12, it was reported that the former FBI analyst, who was stationed at Fort Monmouth in New Jersey, has been sending classified information since January, according to an FBI complaint. Investigators found that between May and August Aragoncillo printed or downloaded 101 classified documents relating to the Philippines, of which 37 were classified "Secret," the complaint said.