Spy swap

Clarice Feldman
The UK's Daily Mail suggests that the Russians are offering to swap spies -- taking the 10 just arrested in exchange for a nuclear scientist who denied he ever spied for us and signed a confession saying otherwise under duress plus 10 others convicted of spying for the U.S.

Russia has offered a mass Cold War-style 'spy swap' deal to the U.S., it was revealed today.

The deal could see up to 11 convicted spies - allegedly including a Russian colonel - exchanged for 'femme fatale' Anna Chapman and her co-accused.

Chapman is being held with nine others in the U.S. on accusations of being part of a 'deep cover' spy ring in the U.S. 

Dmitry Sutyagin said his brother Igor, a former Russian nuclear researcher jailed on charged of spying for the West, was told he will be part of the group.

Russian and U.S. officials met Igor Sutyagin on Monday at a prison in Arkhangelsk, in northwestern Russia, his brother said.

I have no idea if the Daily Mail report is accurate; the real background or even names of those whom the Russians propose swapping . I do believe that:

(a) those arrested here have valuable information to give us;

(b)are likely to do so in order to protect their children who will otherwise go into state custody; and

(c) I do not trust this Administration to properly defend our interests in this matter.
The UK's Daily Mail suggests that the Russians are offering to swap spies -- taking the 10 just arrested in exchange for a nuclear scientist who denied he ever spied for us and signed a confession saying otherwise under duress plus 10 others convicted of spying for the U.S.

Russia has offered a mass Cold War-style 'spy swap' deal to the U.S., it was revealed today.

The deal could see up to 11 convicted spies - allegedly including a Russian colonel - exchanged for 'femme fatale' Anna Chapman and her co-accused.

Chapman is being held with nine others in the U.S. on accusations of being part of a 'deep cover' spy ring in the U.S. 

Dmitry Sutyagin said his brother Igor, a former Russian nuclear researcher jailed on charged of spying for the West, was told he will be part of the group.

Russian and U.S. officials met Igor Sutyagin on Monday at a prison in Arkhangelsk, in northwestern Russia, his brother said.

I have no idea if the Daily Mail report is accurate; the real background or even names of those whom the Russians propose swapping . I do believe that:

(a) those arrested here have valuable information to give us;

(b)are likely to do so in order to protect their children who will otherwise go into state custody; and

(c) I do not trust this Administration to properly defend our interests in this matter.