Both the FBI and CIA are calling it the first case of espionage in the White House in modern history.And a bit of schadenfreude:
Officials tell ABC News the alleged spy worked undetected at the White House for almost three years. Leandro Aragoncillo, 46, was a U.S. Marine most recently assigned to the staff of Vice President Dick Cheney.
"I don't know of a case where the vetting broke down before and resulted in a spy being in the White House," said Richard Clarke, a former White House advisor who is now an ABC News consultant.Aren't Bush and Cheney supposed to be the no-nonsense tough guys who protect us from this stuff?
Federal investigators say Aragoncillo, a naturalized citizen from the Philippines, used his top secret clearance to steal classified intelligence documents from White House computers.
And indictments in Plame aren't even out yet.