| CIA/Inspector General |
Incumbent: Christopher Sharpley
Since 1 February 2015
|Leader of||CIA/Office of Inspector General|
|Leader of the CIA/Office of Inspector General.|
Michael Ruppert termed this job "The #3 position in the CIA" (after director and deputies director). Nevertheless, the office of Executive Director of the Central Intelligence Agency could well lay better claim to that title.
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is relatively independent of the Central Intelligence Agency, allowing it to carry out dispassionate assessments of the propriety of its actions.
The record of the OIG shows a lack of meaningful independence, as shown most clearly by the 1983 case of Charles A. Briggs. The CIA Inspector General produced a completely falsified statement - the "Briggs affidavit" - designed to throw CIA/US Deep state operator Edwin Wilson under a bis in the Arms for Libya arms deal. When this was perjury was finally revealed, neither Briggs nor anyone of the many top CIA officers who all knew that it was a lie was subject to any legal action.
The Rockefeller Commission, Church Committee, and Pike Committee all recommended strengthening the office of OIG. Their criticisms included claims that the IG had few staff, was denied access to information and that their reports were not acted upon. The committees' suggestions were not made into law.
Office Holders on Wikispooks
|Christopher Sharpley||1 February 2015||Resigned|
|David B. Buckley||6 October 2010||31 January 2015||Resigned after details emerged of the CIA hacking into senate staffers computers in connection with the report on CIA torture.|
|John L. Helgerson||26 April 2002||March 2009|
|Rebecca Donegan||22 January 2001||14 November 2001|
|L. Britt Snider||3 August 1998||22 January 2001|
|Dawn Ellison||1 May 1998||1998||Acting|
|Frederick Hitz||13 November 1990||1998|
|William F. Donnelly||1 December 1989||Acting|
|William F. Donnelly||18 January 1988||1 December 1989|
|Carroll L. Hauver||23 December 1985|
|John H. Stein||July 1984|
|James H. Taylor||September 1982|
|Charles A. Briggs||January 1980||September 1982||Produced the mendacious "Briggs affidavit". End date is presumed.|
|John H. Waller||July 1976||January 1980||Successfully covered up the Arms for Libya deal.|
|Lyman Kirkpatrick||1953||1961||Appointment date slightly uncertain|