Anna Chapman, one of the Russian spies arrested in 2010, is said to be a minimal national security threat. The New York Times reported that the she traded in “routine political gossip and policy talk,” and passed along her messages over the Internet for the world (and the FBI) to see.
However, new reports suggest she may have been more adept than we gave her credit for. In fact, she even coming close to ensnaring a member of Obama’s cabinet.
Though the potentially susceptible official remains unnamed, the assistant FBI director for counterintelligence Frank Figliuzzi is now saying she was,”close enough [to the administration’s inner-circle] to disturb [the FBI].” More specifically, he said, “They were getting close enough to a sitting U.S. cabinet member that we thought we could no longer allow this to continue.”
Chapman was working undercover in Manhattan and DC until her arrest. When she wasn’t playing spy, she was allegedly partying at trendy events and posting pictures of herself on Facebook.
And her career failure hasn’t dishonored her in her home country. She has become something of a celebrity back in Russia, becoming the face of a Moscow bank in October 2010, appearing in Playboy in January 2011, and modeling in Russian Fashion Week just last month.
Though the FBI assures that the situation is completely under control, many are left wondering who the young spy set her sights on, and who nearly fell for it?