According to media report Russian spy ring of 10 people including Anna Chapman was getting close enough to a sitting US cabinet member and FBI feared that Chapman would compromise a senior US official in a honey trap. Should the official (he or she) be named?
ABCnews reports: A female Russian agent got “close enough” to a sitting U.S. cabinet member that the FBI felt they had to swoop in and arrest the lot — but it wasn’t the famous femme fatale Anna Chapman, federal officials said today.
Bruce Riedel, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution
Yes. We should have all the details out in the open. If Russia is using honey traps to seduce key officials we need to know who, how and when.
Harvey Klehr, Professor of Politics and History, Emory University
I assume this was a serious concern. The implication is that no approach to the Cabinet member was ever made. Under those circumstances, I don’t see why his name is important. If she had established contact with him, it would be another story.