Web conspiracy troll sparks an international incident: How a rumor caused Trump to jeopardize the US-UK spy alliance – Huffington Post

“Why does Johnson receive such attention? Compared with some of the CIA’s other critics, like Bob Baer, who spent 21 years as a case officer, or Milt Bearden, who spent 30 years at the agency and left as a high-ranking official, Johnson’s credentials are a little thin. He worked there as an analyst, not as a top manager or a covert agent, for all of four years, 1985 to 1989, which means it has been 17 years since he was employed by the CIA. And his specialty wasn’t the Middle East or terrorism; instead, he dealt with issues related to Central America, a subject he’s rarely called on to comment about today… So why the demand for Johnson’s opinions?

Web conspiracy troll sparks an international incident: How a rumor caused Trump to jeopardize the US-UK spy alliance – Huffington Post