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Fox News' CIA Expert Arrested for Lying About Being in CIA

•, Carey Wedler

The suit against Wayne Simmons alleges he asserted he was a CIA agent for 27 years, dishonestly claiming he was recruited from the Navy and worked on special operations throughout his career. Simmons' reported fabrications helped him secure a position as a commentator on Fox News, where he discussed terrorism.

The Washington Post summarized his false record:

"On his Web site, Simmons, 62, of Annapolis, claimed he was recruited to the CIA from the Navy, and he soon became part of the agency's 'Outside Paramilitary Special Operations Group,' leading 'Deep Cover Intel Ops against some of the world's most dangerous Drug Cartels and arms smugglers from Central and South American and the Middle East.' Simmons claimed on the site he was one the first 'outside Intelligence officers' to visit the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, and he served as a consultant to the Bush White House on the Military Commissions Act of 2006."