Tyler Drumheller, a former CIA officer whose whistleblowing embarrassed Bush-era intelligence gathering in Iraq, died over the weekend at 63, the Washington Post reports. Drumheller was most recently implicated in an off-the-books intel gathering operation that fed into Hillary Clinton’s private inbox.
The Post says Drumheller’s death was attributed to “complications from pancreatic cancer, [according to] his wife, Linda Drumheller.” A joint Gawker/ProPublica investigation in March revealed Drumheller’s role in relaying foreign intel to Sidney Blumenthal meant for Hillary Clinton while she served as Secretary of State:
Indeed, though they were sent under Blumenthal’s name, the reports appear to have been gathered and prepared by Tyler Drumheller, a former chief of the CIA’s clandestine service in Europe who left the agency in 2005. Since then, he has established a consulting firm called Tyler Drumheller, LLC. He has also been affiliated with a firm called DMC Worldwide, which he co-founded with Washington, D.C., attorney Danny Murray and former general counsel to the U.S. Capitol Police John Caulfield. DMC Worldwide’s now-defunct website describes it at as offering “innovative security and intelligence solutions to global risks in a changing world.”