The Dusty Foggo story has never reflected well on Porter Goss — the man who, as CIA director, gave Foggo the number 3 job at the agency. But it looks like we didn’t know the half of it.
Congressional Quarterly has a juicy scoop:
Kyle “Dusty” Foggo’s CIA dossier included allegations that he was sharing a woman with a suspected Russian mole, according to a top former spy agency official and other sources.
CIA Director Porter J. Goss knew about the allegation when he hired Foggo to be the agency’s executive director, its third highest official, an aide said today.
But Merrell Moorhead, an aide to Goss at the CIA from 2004 to 2006, said CIA security officials later withdrew that and other serious allegations about Foggo’s record and “gave him a clean bill of health.”
One former senior CIA official told CQ:
Everybody knew about him and Felix,” said a former senior CIA official, who talked about Foggo on condition of anonymity. “It’s scandalous that Goss hired him.
This news jibes with a report yesterday by the national security reporter Laura Rozen that Goss was aware of problems in Foggo’s counter-intelligence file when he hired him.