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It's the second oldest profession.
That's always going to be among -- traditional espionage economic espionage.
Hundreds of cyber attacks can shake that -- -- military units this isn't a direct threat.
Spies kept stars.
That's the easiest way to find out.
-- -- -- Box files goes inside a spinoff of the new Cold War.
The FBI arrested ten members of suspected Russian spy ring Russia continues to send spies to -- -- US undercover secret agent the Russian government.
It was a story right out of the Cold War and -- -- -- spread across America from the big cities to go quiet suburb.
The FBI and Department of Justice revealed operation ghost -- the arrest of the network of Russian spies living and working in America somewhere sleeper agents -- deep cobbers.
Hiding behind fake American identities.
In the world of the clandestine services.
They're called illegal -- illegals have been an intricate mysterious part.
The Soviet system since the creation of the KGB veteran journalist and author Peter -- has written numerous books about the history of espionage.
Cash because of the Cold War they took an incredible amount.
Work falsified documents and diligence.
To get these people out.
From behind the iron curtain and infiltrate them in our society.
In other words that come over they've assumed another -- -- in this case potentially identities of passed away or dead Americans Bob Anderson has been with the FBI for nineteen years and today serves as the assistant director for counterintelligence.
They then take that identity and persona over.
Oh yeah this is the famous or infamous Murphy house hero left.
-- seemed to be sure you know a nice family.
Two of them use their real names Macau's a mango and on a Chapman once the Soviet Union collapsed.
And there was this flood of Russian immigrants to the United States they're Russians are everywhere.
The reason Anna Chapman got so much attention is because she kind of embellish the whole fiery redhead sex he.
James Bond spy that they had all of our fantasy.
-- there is something about the whole James Bond -- -- exotic.
That captivates this.
In Russia espionage is often a family business and for young on a -- -- it appears this was no different.
There are reports her father was a high ranking officer in the KGB.
Year old on traveled to England where she met and quickly when it being dashing englishman named.
Alex Chapman this steamy marriage would not last however.
And after divorcing in 2006.
On -- Chapman arrived in New York City.
It was in this luxury high rise in New York's financial district where -- made her home.
The lavish building is a former bank.
With art Deco touches and marble hallways it's a building -- newcomers could make contact with ambitious young people.
Here's on -- on the roof of the building being interviewed about her life in Manhattan.
America a free country and here it is easiest sneaking around successful people in the world.
-- tried to fit right there with -- only.
When not working on herself startup companies the redhead was out on the town.
Meanwhile twenty year old -- -- -- was making friends.
And establishing his credentials in Washington DC even used to photograph of himself in front of the White House.
On his Linkedin page.
Little did the young supplies no they were bolts under surveillance by FBI counterintelligence.
-- don't know -- every facet of your life.
New -- -- -- -- cases when McCain when they went.
According to the criminal complaint on -- had extensive use of private wireless networks in this surveillance video.
The FBI records on -- casually shopping in a New York department store.
Just outside of Russian officials stands ready to exchange information.
So what they do is they set up their formations -- that they can then -- transmit this information.
Meaning that you and I don't have cast by each other by more than five or ten seconds.
And all that information whether it's two words.
Fifty pages is in -- and the other individual the FBI also went undercover.
For operation ghost stories.
This video shows -- cement -- a part in Arlington Virginia concealing an envelope with 5000 dollars cash underneath the bridge he was instructed to do so by an FBI agent.
Posing as a fellow Russian spy.
We had to illegals under surveillance and just about every manner you can conceivably think of and -- and that Kyle -- in America for just a few years.
Others were here long term.
Had a variety -- -- balances in place for almost ten years.
Beautiful Montclair New Jersey the all American town is an idyllic suburb less than eighteen miles from New York City.
-- in the upper Montclair New Jersey and Marquette road.
We live at 37.
-- cycle -- has lived in this town for more than forty years.
It's a pretty town wonderful pull over time because it was around -- -- -- the sex Sosa especially great place.
To bring up kids.
In 2008 Allen's neighbors who -- did 31 Marquette road we're moving.
We have a going away party for a long time neighbors who have lived in the seniors.
And they sets all of us all you'll love it certainly the people who bought the house hopefully you'll get -- -- them it was great for them.
The family was this couple Richard and Cynthia Murphy.
Along with their two children.
They just seem to be you know a nice family she was working in a fairly high powered show -- in the financial field in the city.
I'm not sure you have.
The jokers say you can tell in -- -- speaking voice that -- sounded somewhat foreign.
Maybe eastern European.
That was because the Murphy's were actually flooding here and -- Gloria.
Too deep cover spies in the US for almost fifteen years it really shows you.
How far they're willing to go to fit in and become somebody that you -- trusted member of your community that's the key.
Trust gives you access access gives you information which can potentially -- The FBI decrypt it a message sent to the Murphy's from Moscow.
It reads you were sent to USA for long term service trip your education bank accounts car house etc.
All these serve one goal.
-- fill your main mission develop ties in policymaking.
Circles in the US and send intelligence reports to -- For almost a decade the FBI today numerous surveillance photos of Richard Murphy with other Russian spies and recorded this video.
Of him meeting a fellow Russian in the -- -- segment who was living near Washington DC under the name -- -- told.
The Murphy's -- the toll and the other illegals lived in various cities throughout the United States.
They pursued academic degrees and held jobs in banking and Telecom.
Donald he's field and Tracie -- and -- also known as Andre does root -- And -- above the elevenths even groomed their son to become a spot can we say long term.
It's thirty years it's kids it's get your second generation into the United States.
There is little -- all the local Montclair police because.
And FBI agent coming in and out of their house and it was just the shock.
-- -- In the television series the Americans Keri Russell and Matthew Reese play Russian spies living under deep cover as a suburban couple.
This series was inspired by the FBI's operation ghost stories which revealed a Russian spy ring here in America.
One of the things that we look for in -- our investigation is -- we have the entire network and that's what you're trying to weave together with the -- balances.
Whether it's surveillance of a site where money's very or walking past each -- information or money for sitting in a coffee shop with -- Computer.
It was inside this Starbucks right near -- square here in New York City went on -- shop and met with an undercover FBI agent.
But posing as a Russian spy.
The -- talked about future espionage operations.
And honest said she was ready to act.
Here's video of the June 26 2010 meeting.
They spoke about obtaining fraudulent passports.
And -- -- produced her broken computer the one she used for Covert communications.
One of the things we look worse from when is that line or that red line and we won't let the illegal operation cross vs the security of this nation.
One day after the Starbucks meeting the FBI decided to act.
It was a Sunday night and we've gone out to dinner in town and came back amid the usual left internal market -- -- and fairness of the -- -- always local Montclair.
-- -- -- feel like coming in and out of their house and it was just shock.
They were all arrested and formally prosecuted actually pled guilty to the charges just two weeks later a classic scenes straight from the Cold War played out in Vienna Austria -- Here's video of the ten Russian spies being exchanged at the airport for four Russians accused of spying for the US.
What hasn't changed about spying today.
How we catch each -- -- in the illegal showed that.
In the end it was one of their own people who gave them.
There has been only one case that I know.
Where -- -- work.
Identified the trader.
And it was a case that involved treason in the highest echelons of American power.
And the trader with CIA officer Aldrich any.
And I would never want to see.
Or speak to him again I have nothing to say to him it's a waste of my time and -- Sandy Grimes is a 26 year veteran of the CIA.
She worked as an analyst against the Communist regimes of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe she co authored with Delaware analyst gene -- -- thing.
The book circle of treason.
We wanted to tell the story.
Of what became known as that and small -- team and identifying Rick it's our -- Let's go to work for the -- roughly six.
Boston native Paul Redmond was -- foreign intelligence officer with the CI GA for over thirty years working mainly for the Soviet and east European or -- division.
SE division was trying to steal secrets from essentially the -- Rusher and all -- eastern European countries -- he handled the information that came in from from a political.
It was from the second.
Month high killing that agency -- my career was intertwined with his and that lasted.
Probably fifteen years.
-- and in 1921.
Dmitry probably caught fire for the red army during world to.
And after the war -- Soviet military intelligence known -- grew.
In the early 1960s he contacted the Americans with an offer to work as a source.
What was his incentive he was not in it for cash we never paid him more than about a thousand dollars -- yeah.
Over time it always boils down to -- them money.
With some exceptions -- -- -- -- -- huge exception he was the crown jewel and Soviet operations he went from lieutenant colonel to.
Full colonel and finally general.
He was the highest ranking Soviet intelligence officer.
This country has ever run gave information in this what was his principal way of doing and photograph.
Everything that came across his desk and and additionally in Moscow.
We had no personal meetings and so it was a serious.
We had schedules.
And -- -- a signal.
That we've been -- read -- a drop and that drop would contain.
I don't know how many canisters shoot a film a film.
By the mid 1980s.
The world began to see cracks in the iron curtain.
Stared down this wall.
At the beginning in 1980 kind.
Business was wonderful for CIA and particularly the Soviet division.
-- we business is booming we knew more about the KGB and -- -- you than perhaps any single individual in them.
The CIA didn't have one station and Moscow history.
We have that traditional one in our embassy.
We had one KGB headquarters.
And we had one -- here you have.
We had so many sources you have that country -- -- we had it covered and it was against that backdrop.
That we had no end.
I repeat no indication.
None of what was about to happen.
The CIA discovers it has a major problem -- lost all of its assets I mean people are disappearing from.
Nineteen each time topping the box office was the movie back to the future terrorists hijacked the ocean liner Achille -- And from London the live eight concert was beamed around the world.
For the CIA in Langley Virginia it was known as the year of the spot.
There was always a spies for one reason or other.
We're exposed -- walker crowd was close to healthy thing blew up and Howard blows up big time and also your check.
-- girl but -- my case and that's why yeah.
But behind these headlines a quiet devastation was occurring at the agency.
You have sources.
That were either arrested or disappeared that's correct.
In August KK GB officer Paulus duke is arrested in Moscow on homely.
Sometime between the end of August in the beginning of October another one of our sources -- -- It's also arrested then November 6 1985.
Officer named Martina we've never seen Martina again.
Also -- KGB officer for -- Just a few months later general Dmitry -- -- also disappeared in Moscow.
-- -- -- -- -- The CIA also had felt like.
They couldn't keep anybody safe.
This had never ever happened before it was unprecedented what did you think obviously there was a serious problem.
There were two theories one we have a traitor.
Or to their reading.
It would take seven years before sandy hall and the rest of the CIA discovered that one of the worst traitors and American history.
It was their colleague -- emails.
Fascinating to me.
Pete -- spend fifty hours interviewing Aldridge Ames in jail after his arrest and wrote about the experience in his book confessions of a spy.
Here is audio of teams from that interview.
We're okay we're back.
He seemed like just an every day Washington career.
Official he had been a carpool partner of mine.
In the mid seventies and you know a year or so carpooling with someone five days a week you do learn a lot about him.
Wisconsin native Bulger chain's first passion was drama but when that did not work out -- failed actor joined the -- full time in 1967.
By the early 1980s.
It was close to her college.
I'd like trick.
He was a happy go lucky he was.
Absolutely perfect slot dirty fingernails his hair was never calm his shirt was never talk to him he was late for everything whether it was driving.
Or are we were driving.
He smoked all time he had bad -- he's kinda guy had broken eyeglasses.
I found them.
So facility this.
Even by my -- standards.
Early in his career Ames was tasked with targeting Soviet intelligence officers for recruitment he did a lousy job he wasn't good and convincing people to betray their country -- -- the built relationships of people and that's not work.
Green says social awkwardness however did not hinder his ability for extramarital affairs in 1981 while stationed in Mexico City.
Undercover as -- State Department diplomat he met a fiery Colombian cultural attache.
Gamers are you conscious -- Tweety.
It was Dario as a person of high opinions.
And there was no one in her life appreciate had a higher opinion of that herself.
And people describe -- -- mean she was one of the meanest.
Woman on the face of the earth.
She -- Rick.
All the time after two years in Mexico City -- was reassigned back -- CIA headquarters in Virginia he divorced his wife.
And married Bruce are you know bill and unsuccessful recruiter.
Ames was good at one thing he really understood Russia so his real talent became.
Understanding the Russian people.
And dealing with the Russians who were.
Very difficult to deal with -- in 1993.
He became chief counterintelligence.
And the first thing he did was he familiarize himself with every case.
He had access to all the names he knew all about the Covert operations but -- scenario was becoming a severe financial burden.
She spent -- -- apparently.
I mean you couldn't keep up with her spending and there was no way -- McCain's was going to be April.
To afford this woman on the GS fourteen salary so he went looking for revenue so he went looking for revenue.
He was developing a contact -- Soviet.
Arms control specialists -- -- can.
Who was assigned to the Soviet embassy in Washington DC.
-- was was doing what a lot of us did drill targets and with a lot of us that it definitely get out of -- stretch of bureaucracy.
Think you were -- the real business with sanctioned by the CIA and sanctioned by the FBI.
And -- Reported each encounter with -- can -- PH organization.
So there there was nothing unusual about it.
-- called signature -- -- can't talk to you can't talk to you can't talk to bricks attempts to.
Get to -- out for drinks I think he'd been turned down to -- three times finally gets a lot can get greeted medium at a restaurant.
It was at the Mayflower Hotel.
Chirac and was a no show again.
So Rick after two or three by -- said well.
I'll just walk to the Soviet embassy walked through the door and that's how I -- how I will volunteer and that's indeed what he did because.
After that -- rock and all of a sudden it started being responsive to mix -- -- -- -- Ultimately he gave up virtually almost all of our Soviets -- -- knowing that those people are -- going to be executed.
Or at least to rest.
Ames' betrayal unleashed a bloodbath in Russia yeah.
This video shows the rest a general probably call by the KGB in 1986.
Another man paid off -- -- Was also film being arrested on a road outside Moscow and overall it's believed at least ten Russians were executed because of -- treachery.
-- damage was really in human life how much money did he meant.
-- he received.
On the hill three.
And one point three million and then I think that there was another million waiting for him in the Soviet Union in case.
He had to run there.
With his ill gotten cash Ames and his new wife.
Were you living it up the old slop with the until -- -- was no more.
Beautifully well it's wonderful sense he was.
Arrogant it was just a different person.
Totally different personality.
And it was this new rich who would come under scrutiny when news agency went looking for a trader with -- In the mid 1980s almost all the CIA Soviet sources and informants had disappeared.
For almost five years they search for traitor within I've often wondered why it took so long.
And the only explanation I can come up with us and he's a great officers.
Smart people dedicated people but they have lived through what they -- the awful era of Angleton.
The infamous James Jesus Angleton was CIA director of counterintelligence.
For twenty years until 1974.
He was the inspiration for them Matt -- character in the movie the good -- James Jesus Angleton had almost destroyed the agency looking for holes that didn't exist.
He was paranoid about it -- convince the Russians had plans.
That work there.
-- the agency didn't want to go through that again nevertheless.
It was CIA analyst gene -- effect.
Who in 1991.
Made it her mission to find the -- She ask if she could take one more look at our 85 problem.
Because she felt guilty that she hadn't come up with an answer I say great so let's -- -- -- got sandy Grimes who might do.
And adored -- Smart wonderfully.
He calls me and asked me if I would like to join -- -- through the started out.
Doing it several days later threatened went to the FBI.
And Paul happened to mention to our bureau colleagues that team is gonna take another look.
At what occurred.
And they say well Stewart -- -- her we said let's do it together.
The bureau says I went down hat -- be a cold day in hell -- -- the bureau.
Both GM sandy were brutally it'll actually -- -- I would occasionally bring ideas over the chain -- tried to.
And I don't what the source who -- -- Could they have gotten into -- station and Moscow.
Could they have been reading -- traffic.
Could they have clintons by death switches that forensic tracking chemical on group pools -- you lose.
-- -- At first task was to identify those people who had access to information about one or more -- -- cases.
That list was.
Over a 160.
And of those names how did you assign more importance or less importance each individual we had the foreign members of our task force.
As well as six others including two from the FBI.
Five or six people who -- thank them for what ever reason they were asked to put these people and rank order the one who -- to the most first.
Second third fourth and fifth where did it Aldrich Ames rank on your list.
I had a number one why the change in -- the fact that he had so much -- something was wrong.
Was he aware of your task force oh yes we didn't hide.
From anyone that fact.
That we were searching for.
Traders and CIA later after the arrest early asks Ames what she felt the -- And he said because I love sitting at my desk.
Watching sandy -- Watching Jean verdict today watching -- -- -- around trying to catch this bond.
Didn't think you know there's -- games he's -- nobody.
I was pulling all the strings and they had no clue and I love them.
-- following the money they're putting all this together but there is no smoking gun.
Until about August of 1992.
Something clicked at that point and put all of his contacts with two -- All of his lunch meeting sandy was finally able to compare -- bank accounts and his meetings with -- -- And I couldn't believe what they saw.
17 June rich cats eight launch.
With two -- 18 June he makes -- cash deposits.
To his checking account the next meeting is 7 July.
The same day another cash deposit.
The checking account approximately a week or two later.
There was another function with two Bakken and that afternoon another cash costs.
It was as -- would always call attendees -- -- You're convinced you're -- -- -- office and use it.
I -- and slammed the door and I'd say it doesn't take rocket scientist to figure this out.
-- -- -- -- -- -- In August of 1992.
CIA analyst sandy Grimes.
Finally identified Aldrich Ames as the trader inside the CIA I -- ten.
Slammed the door and I say -- means -- -- Russians.
My recollection -- she's sash -- -- -- always extremely well dressed all disclose.
-- -- -- -- -- Leaned on the door jail and -- -- and we got the stuff.
Redman sort of looked at me like I was nuts.
So I went through all the information.
-- the bureau was able to mount a full field investigation names.
The rest is history would -- by way and aside from Washington field office who did this under very difficult circumstances.
-- An exquisite they were afraid he was gonna leave the country so they simply bush -- team coming out of this house in arrested him.
And he -- -- hey man.
On Capitol Hill the arrest of Ames caused a pure reaction.
But in my view of the congress paved.
Sure I don't -- -- silly.
To the degree that it became almost funny.
War is too important to be left the generals.
And intelligence is too important to be left to despise you had people like Glickman interviewing games in -- Made some negative comments about -- home.
The CIA and -- it did its business and click on comes out so maybe I asked them.
The Ames case is perhaps the most graphic and vivid example.
The need to make structural changes in the operational intelligence community -- as I understand it now is going to work represented in the movie industry.
Which was more appropriate to his talent because of unreality and glitz.
-- was directly responsible for the execution of at least ten them.
Of our human assets they are the real heroes -- their story that should be home they made the ultimate sacrifice games showed absolutely no remorse.
For the executions he showed no remorse for his actions he justified on -- -- he decided it was all -- game.
Names pleading guilty and received a life sentence he's currently serving it in the -- would penitentiary in Pennsylvania.
Among the CIA -- called me -- Benedict Arnold they say -- worse than a Benedict Arnold.
The Russians consider me a hero wine countries trader is another country's hero.
It all depends on how you look at it.
His wife Chris are you received five years I -- -- sorry I said when did you find Everett was a spot.
And she demurred and said -- never really found it out which was total nonsense.
The FBI has -- server talking about be careful.
Don't do this wrong there's a telephone intercept where she's saying don't blow this.
You know how it is when she got out of prison she was stripped of her citizenship and thrown out of the country.
Sandy Grimes -- -- of -- really caught this guy.
I have nothing to say to him to waste my time and migrant.
Case closed case closed.
We did our job.
The first Cold War may be over but the new Cold War may be just begin it.
-- -- developed his own theory.
Well first Redmond floor and I named it's an actuarial.
Certainty and spies and her organization.
We'll always he's behind.
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