The Secret Service, the world’s largest and most secretive intelligence agency, has a reputation for covering up serious crimes.
In a chilling new documentary, “Worst Secrets,” director Rob Pauls tells the story of how the agency has covered up the murder of former Secret Service agent James Risen and other scandals.
The film includes a stunning array of damning evidence, including the case against Risen’s former boss, David Bossie, who was later charged with obstruction of justice.
The agents also worked to cover up the cover-up of a CIA plot to kill Osama bin Laden.
“I have never seen a movie about the worst secret service,” said Pauls, who co-directed the film with Robert Redford, who also directed the 2012 film “Snowden.”
“You cannot make a movie with that kind of scope and with that level of detail.”
The film features stunning footage and new interviews with former agents who worked closely with the agency.
In the documentary, which was screened at the Sundance Film Festival in January, the CIA tells a shocking story of the agency’s history, and the agency itself.
In recent years, the agency, which had previously refused to cooperate with the FBI, has been embroiled in an international scandal that has cast a cloud over its leadership and has forced the agency to shut down for two weeks.
In “Worse Secrets,” the CIA paints a picture of a group that is more dangerous than ever.
The agency has been involved in the CIA’s assassination plots against members of Congress, including members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, the House Judiciary Committee and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, as well as the CIA Director’s office.
“The secret service is the most dangerous organization in the world,” one former agency official told Pauls.
“Its like an international crime syndicate.
Its almost like a criminal organization that’s in the shadows.
The secret service covers its tracks and protects its leaders.
They protect themselves from all the agencies.
Its like an organized crime syndicates.”
The CIA is currently investigating the killing of CIA agent Michael Schellenberg, who died after being poisoned with a toxic substance.
Former Director Mike Pompeo has since acknowledged the murder.
Pauls said the CIA and FBI are not only “the most dangerous, but the most corrupt organizations in America.”
“It is a secret society that is at war with the American people,” Pauls told the Hollywood Reporter.
“You don’t go around talking about it, you don’t tell people what you’re doing.
You do it to cover your tracks.”
The filmmakers said the assassination of Schellenburg was the agency “most tragic and heinous case of a rogue agent” they have ever worked on.
“We were there when it happened,” one agent told the newspaper.
“When they murdered Schell, he was a patriot who served his country.
He loved his country.”
The director said the agency had been doing the best it could to cover-ups of other crimes.
“They did what they could, but they were too afraid to go into the detail,” he said.
“It’s like they’re afraid of coming out of hiding.
You go through your first year of your career and you’re afraid that the agency might take notice of you.”
The documentary also details the role played by the National Security Agency in the recent leaks of classified documents.
“This is the kind of thing you have to be able to do with a certain degree of skill and you have a certain level of discipline and you don.t just get into a room and say, ‘Let’s make a big deal out of this,'” the former agent said.
The CIA has repeatedly defended its work in the face of these scandals.
In January, a top secret document leaked by Edward Snowden revealed that the CIA had a secret plan to create a new global superweapon that would allow it to destroy every country on the planet, including North Korea.
In July, former CIA Director John Brennan said the secret agency’s use of “black budget” money to cover for alleged misconduct by agents was “not a crime.”
“I don’t think it is a crime, and it is not illegal, and I don’t believe it should be,” Brennan said.