Last week, the Justice Department unveiled charges against a husband and wife team of State Department employees who allegedly spied for Cuba for nearly 30 years. Wendell and Gwendolyn Myers are accused of conspiracy to act as illegal agents of a foreign government, handing over classified information to that government, and wire fraud. According to the Justice Department, the couple wasn’t in it for the money. Like so many spies for communist regimes, they’re “true believers.”
Many questions need to be asked about this breach, ranging from concerns about the integrity of State Department employees to how the government handles sensitive information. First on my mind, however, is when does the Nation take up a contribution fund for the Myers’s legal defense?