The Assets (2014)

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CIA counter-intelligence officer Sandy Grimes works to save Soviet intelligence officers from being exposed by a mole inside her organization.

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 Sandy Grimes (8 episodes, 2014)
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 Aldrich Ames (8 episodes, 2014)
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 Jeanne Vertefeuille (8 episodes, 2014)
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 Wallace Austin (8 episodes, 2014)
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 Arthur O'Neill (8 episodes, 2014)
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 Louisa Tilton (7 episodes, 2014)
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 Rosario Ames (7 episodes, 2014)
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 Mitch Weaver (7 episodes, 2014)
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 Gary Grimes (5 episodes, 2014)
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 Cherkashin / ... (5 episodes, 2014)
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 Vitaly Yurchenko (4 episodes, 2014)
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 Kelly Grimes (4 episodes, 2014)
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 Eric (4 episodes, 2014)
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Two veteran CIA officers Sandra Grimes and Jeanne Vertefeuille who hunted down CIA officer Aldrich Ames, a mole who fed information to the Soviet Union that contributed to the deaths of at least ten Soviet intelligence officers who had spied for the United States. Written by Sandra Grimes

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Fascinating true spy story
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"The Assets" is about the CIA hunt for the mole who turned out to be Aldrich Ames. Fascinating story telling–parallel plot lines of Ames selling secrets to the Soviets, and his CIA colleagues discovering they have a mole in their midst and trying to figure out who it is. It is based on the book written by two of the women on the CIA team tasked with finding the mole. One of them, Sandra Grimes, was a writer on the mini-series. Very well done. It made me want to read the book ("Circle of Treason"). When all this came out in the media back in the '90s, I thought Ames came across as an arrogant narcissist. That isn't how Paul Rhys (Welsh actor) played him. Even so, from the first episode when he walks into the Soviet Embassy, I couldn't wait for this guy to get caught. The last episode is a documentary about the case, so you get to see and hear from the actual people, which I really liked. The show was also a window into FBI methods. I watched it on Netflix.


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