Wayne Simmons, Fox News “terrorism expert,” arrested for lying about CIA service

A frequent Fox News guest who claimed to be a long-time CIA agent was indicted and arrested today for lying about it.

Wayne Simmons claimed to have 23 years experience with the agency as an “outside paramilitary special operations officer.” He was indicted for using that claim to gain security clearances and a post as a defense contractor.

CNN reports Simmons had a pattern of making “extreme and factually dubious” claims about terrorism, including a claim in January that there were “at least 19 paramilitary Muslim training facilities in the United States,” a ridiculous claim believed by many right wingers and Donald Trump supporters.

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