A former CIA officer, John Kiriakou, was charged Monday with repeatedly disclosing classified information to journalists, including the name of a covert CIA officer and information revealing the role of another CIA employee in classified activities, Justice Department officials announced.
â€śSafeguarding classified information, including the identities of CIA officers involved in sensitive operations, is critical to keeping our intelligence officers safe and protecting our national security,â€ť Attorney General Eric Holder said in a press release. â€śTodayâ€™s charges reinforce the Justice Departmentâ€™s commitment to hold accountable anyone who would violate the solemn duty not to disclose such sensitive information.â€ť
Watch CNN's interviewÂ with Kiriakou about his career from March 2010.
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