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Sat Apr 21, 2018, 01:29 PM

FORMER CIA OFFICER RUNNING FOR CONGRESS LEFT LANGLEY UNDER A CLOUD, SOURCES ALLEGE


BY JEFF STEIN ON 4/21/18 AT 9:00 AM

In some quarters, nothing says “trust me” more than former CIA employees running for public office. With their classified employment histories mostly under wraps, the public can only hope that what the candidates claim is true.

Take Scott Uehlinger, a 53-year-old former CIA operations officer running for Congress in central Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley. A strong supporter of President Donald Trump, Uehlinger highlights his CIA service on his web page and Twitter and even hosts a blog called The Station Chief on the conservative Newsmax site. “It’s a selling point,” he says. And in a strongly Republican district, analysts say he has a shot to win the GOP primary—and thus the general election.

A Russia specialist, Uehlinger touts his assignment as chief of the CIA station in Chisinau, Moldova, from 2008 to 2012. Previously, he tells Newsweek, he did CIA tours in Kosovo, Tajikistan and Azerbaijan, where he was the deputy station chief. Earlier in his career he had an assignment at the agency’s Counterterrorism Center and a three-week temporary duty stint in Baghdad in 2007, he says.

Uehlinger’s facility for languages enabled him “to operate in the former Soviet Union, recruiting spies for the United States for over 12 years,” he says on his website. He was “awarded five exceptional performance awards for his service abroad,” he adds, which included “operations against Russian, Iranian, terror and weapons proliferation targets.”

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http://www.newsweek.com/scott-uehlinger-cia-trump-russia-republicans-gop-gorka-hannity-895794

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sharedvalues Apr 2018 #1

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Sat Apr 21, 2018, 03:13 PM

1. Propaganda Newsmax site.

Fixed it for them.

Like most conservative media outlets, Newsmax is propaganda that incites fear and hate to get votes for GOP billionaires.

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