Query and a recommendation:
“Do you think the F.B.I. has a file on you because of your contacts?”
“Do you have Pakistani contacts?”
“You should read _The Last Diplomat_ (WSJ) a story about Robin Raphel.”
Readership assignment today: the aforementioned.
When an individual (whether diplomat or journalist) has a robust contact list, possibly is aware of intelligence signals which are being shared on the POTUS daily intelligence brief, does it open the door to investigation and perhaps, institutional persecution?
More bluntly put, was the diplomat in question targeted because her own intelligent manner of doing business created envy?
Life turned upside down, costly expenses for her own defense, vindicated, but life redefined.
It was … a lively conversation, and a good recommendation for me.