This blog relies on open source. In this case, it is supplemented by private observations. Since the last administration, I have hypothesized, with low confidence, of a possible mole. The mole would have these characteristics:
- Free agent, unbound to a particular adversary. Supplies both Russia and China.
- Understands distribution lists very well; sources only information that obfuscates the source.
- Amoral, without ideological rancor.
- Motivation entirely financial.
- Completely unafraid of discovery.
- Clients have no obligation to protect this source.
- May have the ability to falsify the record of access.