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The Intercept: Erik Prince Pitched White House Plan for Global Network of Private Spies

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The Intercept: Erik Prince Pitched White House Plan for Global Network of Private Spies
A major new investigation by The Intercept says the Trump administration is weighing plans to create a global network of private spies who would report directly to the White House and CIA Director Mike Pompeo. According to the investigation, the proposal was developed by Erik Prince, founder of the now-defunct private mercenary firm Blackwater, and Oliver North, a Marine lieutenant colonel who oversaw the Reagan administration’s covert operation to divert money from secret arms sales to Iran to right-wing death squads in Nicaragua, a scheme now known as the Iran-Contra scandal. The Intercept reports Prince and North have pitched the...
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