CIA Leak Plea

October 22, 2012 - 8:34 PM
FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2012, file photo, former CIA officer John Kiriakou, right, accompanied by his attorney John Hundley, leaves Federal Court in Alexandria, Va. Kiriakou is accused of leaking the names of covert operatives to journalists is expected to enter a guilty plea as part of a plea deal Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va. He initially pleaded not guilty to the charges that he disclosed the names of two covert CIA operatives. The apparent change comes shortly after Kiriakou lost a key pre-trial ruling that established a lower legal burden for prosecutors to prove their case. Kiriakou's lawyers had argued unsuccessfully that prosecutors should have to prove that Kirkiakou intended to harm the United States through his alleged leaks. Such a strict legal standard had been imposed recently on a leaks prosecution against two pro-Israel lobbyists. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)