The Washington bureau chief for CBS News vehemently denied allegations that he had served as an informant for the FBI while working for ABC News in the 1990s.
Christopher Isham was not named in a report by the Center For Public Integrity which was published on Tuesday. The report cited a declassified memo in alleging that a journalist worked with the FBI from 1995 to 1996, in the wake of the Oklahoma City bombing. The memo seemed to suggest that the journalist passed along information from sources and even gave the name of a confidential source.
But Isham later issued a statement acknowledging that he was the subject of the report, and angrily protesting its implications. He called the allegations “outrageous and untrue,” and said that he would have only talked to the FBI to check information or warn of a potential terrorist attack.