Informed Sources: Dec. 6, 1993

EMBARRASSING THE CIA

Former Drug Enforcement Administration chief Robert Bonner suggested two weeks ago on CBS's 60 Minutes that CIA agents might be criminally liable for failing to stop a Venezuelan official from running drugs to the U.S. CIA officials then tried to persuade the DEA to disavow Bonners remarks, but current DEA officials agree with him. The CIA pleaded that Congress might cut funding for the CIA's covert counternarcotics program, but this argument fell on deaf ears; where covert narcotics operations are concerned, the DEA calls the CIA "amateurs."

YOU OWE ME ONE, BILL

Last August, President Clinton assured freshman...

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