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Former CIA officer: Whelan doesn't fit the profile of a spy

Clip: 01/04/2019 | 6m 58s | Video has closed captioning.

Russia has detained Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine, on charges of espionage. Whelan's family says he was traveling for a wedding. The arrest comes weeks after accused Russian agent Maria Butina agreed to cooperate with U.S. prosecutors. John Sipher, a former CIA officer based in Moscow, joins Nick Schifrin to discuss whether Whelan fits the profile of someone working in U.S. intelligence.

Aired: 01/04/19

Rating: NR

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