Fake CIA Agent and FOX News “Terror Expert” Sentenced to Prison for Lying to the Public for Years

fake-cia-fox-news-analyst-has-been-spewing-horeshitBy Matt Agorist

A man who falsely claimed for decades to be a CIA agent and worked as the FOX News “Terror Expert” has now been sentenced to 33 months in prison, according to prosecutors, as cited by Reuters.

According to a U.S. District Attorney’s Office statement, Wayne Shelby Simmons of Annapolis, Maryland, was sentenced in a U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Virginia.

“Wayne Simmons is a fraud,” U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Maryland, Dana Boente, flatly stated. “Simmons has no military or intelligence background, or any skills relevant to the positions he attained through his fraud.”

U.S. District Judge T. S. Ellis III also ordered Simmons to serve three years of supervised release, pay restitution, and to forfeit two firearms and $176,000 in criminal proceeds.

Simmons had previously listed himself as a “CIA operative,” and had appeared as a guest contributor since April 2003 under that assumed role. Reuters noted a grand jury indicted the former FOX News contributor in October for fraudulently posing as an “Outside Paramilitary Special Operations Officer” for the Central Intelligence Agency for decades — from 1973 until 2000.

According to the statement, Simmons’ jobs during that period had nothing at all to do with the CIA. This FOX News expert’s previous jobs included nightclub doorman, bookie, manager of a rent-by-the-hour hot tub business, mortgage broker and defensive back for the National Football League’s New Orleans Saints.

Simmons didn’t just fool the fools at FOX News either. The US government sought out this former doorman’s expertise as well. According to the statement, Simmons defrauded the government in 2008 when he got work as a team leader in an Army program, and again in 2010 when he was deployed to Afghanistan as an intelligence adviser.

He said he made similar false statements in a 2009 bid to get work with the State Department’s Worldwide Protective Service, according to Reuters.

Not only did Simmons dupe the government and FOX into believing he was an expert, he also managed to hide the fact that he was a two-time convicted felon, claiming the convictions were part of his CIA cover.

While the idea of FOX News and the government allowing him to make fools out of Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Andrew Napolitano, Neil Cavuto, everyone at Fox & Friends, and the CIA for over a decade is laughable, the utter hate, lies, and warmongering that spewed from this man’s mouth was anything but humorous.

During an interview with Neil Cavuto last year, Simmons falsely asserted that “at least 19 paramilitary Muslim training facilities” were currently operating in the U.S. to conduct terrorist activities. Simmons credited another FOX News guest contributor, Ryan Mauro, as the source of his erroneous information. As the national security analyst at the Clarion Project, Mauro’s brand of Islamophobia falls right in line with Simmons’.

In a later interview with Cavuto, Simmons called for law enforcement to violate civil liberties and start racially profiling at American mosques. Simmons told Cavuto, “The mosques are the breeding ground. We know they are breeding grounds for terrorism, for fundraising.”

After former CIA case officer, John Kiriakou exposed the government’s torture program in 2007, Simmons justified the use of torture on a radio show hosted by Judge Andrew Napolitano and Brian Kilmeade. After rationalizing the destruction of the 92 videotapes that recorded enhanced interrogations, Simmons refused to admit that waterboarding is torture.

During an interview with Fox & Friends, Simmons falsely accused then-Senator John Kerry of “publicly calling our soldiers/sailors/marines murderers and terrorists.” Although FOX News anchor Greg Kelly repeatedly attempted to correct Simmons and even read Kerry’s exact quote to Simmons, the phony CIA agent refused to take back his lie.

Ironically, Simmons contributed to a FOX News report in 2007 about a former FBI and CIA agent found guilty of fraud and stealing secrets. During the report, Simmons stated, “Somewhere along the line of course, Douglas, someone, whoever was responsible for the background check at the FBI really, really fell down.”

Simmons added, “This has exposed the raw nerve, if you will, of a flaw in the background check, and without a background check, without knowing who we’re hiring, and who we are employing to protect our nation, we are in big, big trouble.”

Previously convicted for a crime of violence and firearms offenses, Simmons was able to acquire a security clearance because of the incompetence behind FOX News and the federal government. Responsible for spreading disinformation and his Islamophobic agenda for over a dozen years, Simmons was finally sentenced on Friday. However, his sentence is certainly lax considering the maximum he was facing — and the damage he’s done.

One thing is certain, however, and that is the fact that FOX News and the federal government will most certainly not attempt to reverse any of said damage — as it helped them to accomplish their divisive and hateful agenda.

Matt Agorist is the co-founder of TheFreeThoughtProject.com, where this article first appeared. He is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world.


Activist Post Daily Newsletter

Subscription is FREE and CONFIDENTIAL
Free Report: How To Survive The Job Automation Apocalypse with subscription

40 Comments on "Fake CIA Agent and FOX News “Terror Expert” Sentenced to Prison for Lying to the Public for Years"

  1. Or he really was a CIA operative and he said something he shouldn’t have and was thrown to the wolves.

    • That is more like it. Like Kennedy said before he was killed. He wanted to diban the CIA because they were no more than a rogue organization that does their own wet work.,……in other words a Criminal organization….

    • Formal CIA agents differ from CIA operatives. Operatives for the CIA have jobs of all different kinds. “Simmons” could have been an operative for the CIA. if not, he did a good job of mimicking their pathological thought patterns.

      • Semantics aside (yes I do realize there is a difference between an agent, an asset and an operative, and that is not important here), all I was saying is there is probably more to this than we are being told. The “official” story here defies logic.

    • I think THAT is far more believable

  2. Rudy Campilii | July 16, 2016 at 10:03 pm | Reply

    It took decades to discover he was a fraud? Well I guess if the head of the FBI goes on national t.v. and tells the world for almost fifteen minutes that yes Hillary did break the law, expose national security secrets to anyone in the world but that no one in their right mind would prosecute her….well, sure why not. Let’s go with it took decades. Oh and while .gov is shoving sh*t down your throats let’s go with another fantasy that is so fantastic and unreal that it has to be believed. ok here we go…. once upon a time there were these 19 bad guys from a far off land that never flew a single engine plane took control of three highly advanced aircraft that takes hundreds of hours to learn to fly and flew them around the country where ever they wanted for over an hour while never being able to be stopped by the most advanced military that will scramble jets if an aircraft is unresponsive or off course for more than a few minutes`and these 19 bad guys flew these planes and made maneuvers that are impossible for this type of aircraft to perform and these bad guys flew these planes into these big buildings, buildings that were designed to take multiple aircraft hits….and…and…well just take our word for it. Because .gov would never ever lie to the American people, ever…it even says we can’t, right here…oh well, it say’s it somewhere, trust us.

  3. This is what FOX invites – Liars. No?

  4. aren’t all Fox experts and all terrorism experts frauds?

    • – perhaps not. Considering the accuracy of Steve King´s comment, below, “CIA and FBI eats its own when it suits their needs”, we cant be sure that Simmons was NOT an operative of the CIA. Just consider what happened to PfC Manning, Julian Assange and Edward Snowden for revealing the truth. Hillary Rodham (Clinton) committed treason in 1974 as member of the “Impeach Nixon Committee,” for which she has not been punished. Consider her activites as Sec. of State and illegal use of a private server, plus the international money-washing she is alleged to have done via the Clinton Foundation. The US DOJ finds no fault with Hitlary Clinton´s use of a personal server for several years, yet a marine´s career is challenged for much lesser activity. More info at the article entitled, What did I do that Hillary didn’t do? Hero Marine punished for sending classified email to save lives …

  5. BaronGreenBack | July 17, 2016 at 3:39 am | Reply

    But American politicians remain free and have been lying to the public for years !

  6. Psychic Warrior | July 17, 2016 at 5:49 am | Reply

    False flag, false identity president, fake news, chip implanted military, bogus democracy is any of it real? Usually Stupid Americans; land of the ‘fraid, home of the slave.

  7. Dana Boente where fore were tho when HillBillary scooted.

  8. MindBootyandSoul | July 17, 2016 at 10:18 am | Reply

    how did he get cuaght?

  9. CIA and FBI eats its own when it suits their needs.

  10. “claimed for decades”

    One followup phone call to verify his resume is all it would have taken…

    I’d say, “Well that’s FOX for you”, but I know when it comes to the 1% mentality, they take everyone at face value. That’s how people are able to get away with these kinds of charades.

    You will surely be screened as though by the CIA if you’re in the 99% and apply for some low-end labor job. Can you imagine? Getting more scrutiny from Wal-Mart.

    • I just went through thorough scrutiny, including background check and fingerprinting to be a volunteer with the local police department so I could file, do vacation house checks, do traffic control, change batteries for people who need a locator bracelet, such as Alzheimer patients and people with brain injuries who get lost, and finding them when they are lost, loan out and install child safety seats, writing warnings for people parking in a handicap spot without a placard, and providing help in lots of other ways that allow our small police force to do investigations, helping people, and saving lives. We have 26 volunteers and 12 officers in our community.

  11. After doing inestimable damage from 2003 through present with his pro-rendition and pro-torture tirades, the Obama administration and DOJ decided to take him out due to his anti-Islamic stance. Figures. Is Fox News really that incompetent that they hire two time felons with fraudulent resumes? Simmons got two intelligence jobs from the US State and US Military more recently because of his apparent “expertise”. Does no one do their homework?

    • Pamela Cohen | July 17, 2016 at 11:12 am | Reply

      No, we don’t do our homework. Especially in electing the POTUS. But sadly, with repeated lies and fraud, I cannot in good conscience accept any ‘news’ stories. Lies have become a backbone of our American culture.

  12. Al Underwood | July 17, 2016 at 10:41 am | Reply

    Wow he should ask for the hillary treatment, she has been lying to the public for decades, and never was charged.

  13. These fools have to realize that the CIA will confirm whether or not a person has worked for the CIA and dates of employment there.
    Such jerks can’t just simply claim to have “worked” at the CIA, and assume that there will be no way of ever confirming such employment.

  14. This is very funny!

  15. Simmons would fit right in along with Hillary as Super cons.

  16. with supposedly BEST intelligence agencies in the world. PATHETIC and COMEY proved how corrupt the agencies are not limited to those obviously. Our Government is beyond corrupt since Dems have had their hands in it

    • Craig Schmalz | July 17, 2016 at 1:02 pm | Reply

      Man Deborah…your comment is almost too dumb to reply to. But here goes. Yes that’s it Deborah…it’s the democrats. You’re quite right…you’ve figured it out. Just elect all republicans and the world will be wonderful…they are the good guys. How did we not find this out sooner? Crap…hey everyone…vote republican…the government will be all better then! It’s the democrats. Only the Democrats are corrupt and owned by the machine…republicans are just regular old joes just trying to make America great.

      • Yup pretty much. The liberal left wing has destroyed the Democrat party. JFK probably was the last of the decent ones. He put a man on the moon Obama put a man in the ladies room

  17. Craig Schmalz | July 17, 2016 at 1:05 pm | Reply

    Hey everyone…this lady named Deborah down here in the comments section told us that the democrats are corrupt and that’s why we are having all these problems. We can fix this…everyone vote republican.

  18. or maybe this is just another way to discredit fox news etc…

  19. strawberrytart | July 17, 2016 at 2:12 pm | Reply

    Aren’t they ALL frauds??

  20. A very good point re who owns Reuters. Could this be a fishing trip? A distraction? Both? Whatever.

    Have you heard of Operation Gladio?

  21. The horror. The horror. I’m shocked. Maybe Cooper Anderson is next LOL. When you can’t get a job at McDonald’s without a background check, who can believe that “Wayne Simmons” wasn’t vetted before he was hired? Who can believe what ANYONE on any mainstreem news channel says anyway?

  22. Smoke and Mirrors not any different than the slime in the east that extort good faith taxes for their own use.

  23. “”manager of a rent-by-the-hour hot tub business””
    0-Kay !
    And what did fox investigation do for his back ground check ?
    Call the references he listed ?

  24. Everything about Fox phony “news” is a fraud. What do you expect from the premiere Marxist mouth piece for the fascist theocracy of Apartheid israel?

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.


*