Thursday, June 14, 2012
The Man Behind Cryptome
How a little-known leakster imperiled Brett McGurk’s nomination as Obama’s ambassador to Iraq—and why Cryptome isn’t going away. Eli Lake on the growing business of open secrets.
The scandal embroiling Brett McGurk, the Obama administration’s nominee to become the next ambassador to Iraq, got its start when an anonymous tipster alerted a 76-year-old architect to recent photo uploads on a mysterious Flickr account. The account contained what purported to be images of explicit emails from 2008 between McGurk and Gina Chon, then a Wall Street Journal correspondent in Iraq.
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My Comment: Cryptome's website is here. I have been a regular reader of Cryptome since the beginning .... and it is still one of my must reads everyday.