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Congratulations, Agent Hanssen

In 2000, the FBI suspected Robert Hanssen of spying. So why did they promote him and present him with this service award?

The award was bogus. The promotion was a sham. The FBI's real goal was to move Hanssen to FBI headquarters without arousing his suspicion, and settle him into a new (bugged!) office where they could keep him under closer surveillance.
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