CIA Station Chief Ordered out of Berlin, DOJ Declining to Investigate CIA Complaints that Senate Staff Hacked into Agency Computers while Completing Contentious Torture Report, and More: FRINFORMSUM 7/17/2014


Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Barack Obama (Reuters / Kevin Lamarque) Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Barack Obama (Reuters / Kevin Lamarque)

Berlin has ordered the CIA chief of station to leave Germany by the end of the week amid a growing espionage scandal, according to German newspapers. The German Foreign Office did not verify a timeline for departure, but did reiterate the German government’s expectation that the intelligence representative leave “promptly.” Chancellor Angela Merkel demanded the station chief’s departure last week after a year-long spying dispute, triggered by revelations that the National Security Agency (NSA) monitored Merkel’s cell phone, culminated with reports that a German intelligence official was spying for the CIA.

Maj. James Weirick, the Marine Corps whistleblower who accused a senior general and his staff of wrongdoing during the trial of Marines implicated in a video depicting US personnel urinating on dead Afghani insurgents, has been transferred. Weirick, who previously served as a staff judge advocate at…

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