Wayne Simmons, who has appeared more than sixty times on various Fox News shows, billed as a "former CIA operative" and expert on various terrorism and national security issues - has been indicted for lying on Government forms in order to obtain government security clearances. In simple terms, Simmons was never a CIA officer or employee. He just made the whole thing up. Simmons has been interviewed by Sean Hannity and Neil Cavuto; and passed on increasingly wild conspiracy theories about everything from Valerie Jarret to the Benghazi attack. You really have wonder about Fox News in all this. Does that organization really not have in place a process for establishing the credentials of its guests? Or do they simply book people who tell their hosts, and their audience, what they want to hear? As a general rule, upon leaving Government service, former CIA officers are required to sign documents agreeing not to publicly speak about their assignments, nor about their association with the Agency. For the very good reason that hostile nations and organizations could use that information to go back and identify known associates of that person as potential spies. If someone tells you they were a CIA operative doing deep-cover penetration work - they are either a liar, a criminal, or a traitor. Sometimes all three. Fox News, apparently, couldn't figure that out.