When Mike Pompeo Said the CIA Lies, Cheats and Steals – Newsweek

China responded to reports that Iran busted an alleged United States spy ring by citing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the former CIA director who admitted a few months ago to misdeeds during his time in intelligence.During his April lecture at Texas A&M University, Pompeo shared a personal anecdote as “a bit of an aside” how he came to defy his West Point honor code stating that “a cadet will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do.” He admitted: “I was the CIA director. We lied, we cheated, we stole. It was like we had entire training courses…it reminds you of the glory of the American experiment.”The Iranian Intelligence Ministry announced Monday that it had captured 17 individuals suspected of spying for the U.S. last month. That same day, Pompeo accused Iran of having “a long history of lying” in an interview with Fox News. He pointed to Iranian claims about the U.S. regarding the downing of drones and seizure of vessels in the Persian Gulf.When Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying was asked a

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