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XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 07, 1999 17:04:22 ET XXXXX
EX-CIA SPECIAL AGENT PROMISED PROTECTION IN WACO CASE; SAYS FEDS THREATENED HIM
**Must Credit DRUDGE REPORT**
A former CIA agent who claims knowledge of a Delta Force shoot-out at Waco has been promised protection by investigators for a Senate committee after threats were made on the former agent and his son by federal law enforcement officers.
The intimidation of the witness occurred last week when FBI agents warned the witness -- face to face -- that he was in violation of his CIA confidentiality oath and could be charged with "risking national security."
According to congressional sources, investigators for Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, who heads a Senate Judiciary subcommittee with FBI oversight, have promised protection to former CIA Special Agent Gene Cullen -- if his bona fides check out.
[A spokeswoman for Grassley says a vote by the full committee would be required to grant immunity; the process of checking Cullen's story is in the early stages.]
Questions have been raised throughout official Washington about the nature of the threats made against the whistleblower and if FBI Director Louis Freeh was directly aware of the intimidation.
"I don't know how Waco, Texas could possibly be a threat to 'national security,'" one alarmed congressional chairman told the DRUDGE REPORT.
"Cullen was 'politely' reminded that he signed confidentiality papers when he was hired at the CIA," says one source.
Cullen has told investigators that he was visited by agents after he granted an interview to the DALLAS MORNING NEWS two weeks ago.
Cullen, who was in charge of coordinating intelligence in Somalia for the CIA, told the paper that he learned from Delta Force commandos that up to 10 members of the secret Army unit were "present, up front and close" in helping the FBI in the final assault on the Branch Davidian compound.
But the DRUDGE REPORT has learned that Cullen did not tell the paper everything he knew.
In the interview with the NEWS, Cullen stopped short of stating that Delta Force members admitted to him that they were involved in combat at Waco -- information Cullen plans to reveal under oath before Congress!
This much is now known:
Cullen was served a subpoena by congressional investigators last week.
Cullen has moved to a secret location and could not be reached for comment.
Cullen has given an interview for the new film, WACO: A NEW REVELATION.
On camera, the former CIA Special Agent states: Delta Force members said they participated in a shoot-out during the final assault on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco.
FILED BY MATT DRUDGE
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-- Nabi (email@example.com), September 15, 1999
'Cullen has moved to a secret location and could not be reached for comment.' No shit? Look for him to turn up a floater.
-- See (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 15, 1999.
A second witness has filed an affidavit in the Davidian wrongful death civil action naming the individual unit of Delta Force ... Group B, and orders to "take down the Davidians." The Dam appears about to break. The trial starts late next month.
Was Delta Force, (along with British SAS) the used to execute the Davidians, and blame the murder "suicides" on the victims themselves???
Talk about the Mother of All Distractions" as we go into the Roll!!
-- K. Stevens (kstevens@ It's ALL going away in January.com), September 15, 1999.