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Straining The Spin.

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So much for the spin that Porter Goss left the CIA only because John Negreponte and the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board weren’t happy with his work. Newsweek via Raw Story has this:

CIA Executive Director Kyle ‘Dusty’ Foggo has resigned his post, according to an email sent out to the agency Monday morning, MSNBC reported Monday.

Foggo’s resignation was reported Monday on MSNBC. The email, which the network did not provide, allegedly stated that in light of CIA Director Porter Goss’s departure, Foggo is stepping down.

According to MSNBC, the e-mail stated that “new directors deserve the ability to bring in their own team,” and that Foggo expects to remain on the job for a few more weeks during the “transition.”

Excerpts from web exclusive article by Newsweek:

As NEWSWEEK first reported, the CIA’s inspector general has been investigating whether Foggo helped steer agency contracts to companies run by Brent Wilkes, a defense contractor who was identified as an unindicted co-conspirator when former San Diego congressman and ex-Navy air ace Randy (Duke) Cunningham pleaded guilty in a Congressional bribery scandal.

The case for there being a connection between Goss and Foggo and Cunningham and Watergate hookers, is now more compelling than the case for a connection between Saddam and Al Qaeda. That latter helped launch a war. Will this at least launch a Congressional investigation?