Friday, May 16, 2014

Spy Chief Sued Over Adviser’s Ties to Chinese Spies

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has been sued by an advocacy group seeking the release of internal documents of a top intelligence adviser who was also working with a controversial Chinese technology company that has been identified as a potential espionage threat.

The advocacy group Judicial Watch announced on Thursday that it had filed a lawsuit seeking the release of records pertaining to senior DNI adviser Theodore Moran, who was serving as an intelligence adviser while also working as a paid consultant to China’s Huawei Technologies, which has been identified by the House Intelligence Committee “as a potential espionage threat.”

Judicial Watch filed its lawsuit over a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking Moran’s internal records.

The group is seeking to determine if and how Moran’s work for DNI conflicted with his paid work for Huawei, which has come under scrutiny for producing phone equipment that congressional investigators believe enabled Chinese spying.

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