Spy hunter now in DC think tank's PR

WASHINGTON, DC: The Free Congress Foundation - the conservative Washington, DC think tank headed by right-wing firebrand Paul Weyrich - has brought on a controversial new director of media relations, Notra Trulock III.

WASHINGTON, DC: The Free Congress Foundation - the conservative Washington, DC think tank headed by right-wing firebrand Paul Weyrich - has brought on a controversial new director of media relations, Notra Trulock III.

WASHINGTON, DC: The Free Congress Foundation - the conservative Washington, DC think tank headed by right-wing firebrand Paul Weyrich - has brought on a controversial new director of media relations, Notra Trulock III.

Trulock is best known as the former Energy Department spy hunter who first blew the whistle on suspected Chinese nuclear espionage at Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1995 - sparking a major scandal and a failed government case against Wen Ho Lee.

As intelligence director, Trulock initially led the internal investigation into the matter. He was demoted in 1998 and left the agency altogether in 1999. Along the way, he traded barbs with department heads and the FBI and delivered scalding testimony on the case's handling before Congress.

After leaving the Energy Department, Trulock worked briefly with defense contractor TRW before being dismissed in July. He claims he was fired because of government pressure on the company.

Though he comes to the job without a traditional background in PR, Trulock feels his high name recognition and extensive dealings with reporters over the past several years have prepared him well for the task.

He looks forward to working on the other side of the spotlight. 'I like that I don't have to talk about my self so much anymore,' he said.



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