Former CIA officer says Whelan doesn't fit the profile of U.S. intelligence

PBS NewsHour  |  Jan 4, 2019


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.