I recently received an email asking how I would do a counterintelligence interview of someone suspected of having a relationship with an intelligence officer or a foreign government. Since the topic has been in the news as it relates to the Russians and the Trump administration, here are some of the questions I would ask the interviewee without specifically asking the nature of that relationship. During the Senate hearings, you would hope these are the questions asked.
This is not all inclusive but it is a good place to start a counter-intelligence interview accounting for all time, behavior, motives, as well as emotions.
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Joe Navarro, M.A. is 25 year veteran of the FBI and is the author of What Every Body is Saying, as well as Louder Than Words and Dangerous Personalities. His latest book is Three Minutes to Doomsday; An FBI Agent, A Traitor, And The Worst Breech in U.S History (Scribner). For additional information and a free bibliography please contact him through Psychology Today or at www.jnforensics.com – Joe can be found on twitter: @navarrotells or on Facebook.
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