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informant

in fawr muhnt

  • n  a person who supplies information
  • n  someone who sees an event and reports what happened

  • The FBI papers report that despite his work as an informant, Reagan disagreed with some of the tactics of organizations like the House Un- American Activities Committee.
  • The four ex-cons allegedly behind the operation never really had a chance, having linked up with an FBI informant whom they thought had real jihadi cred.
  • The main informant in this case was a Middle Eastern man named Elie Assad.
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  • Mark J. Sullivan in Boston Globe
    Obviously, we weren't happy that a person working for us as an informant was double-dealing,Mark Sullivan said.
  • Al Capone in USA Today
    If people got hurt or killed, it's kind of on them. They knew the dangers of becoming an informant,Capone said. "We'd feel bad, don't get me wrong, but things happen to people. If they decide to become an informant, with or without the...
  • Clive Stafford Smith in Guardian Unlimited
    He had nothing to do with Islamic extremism, and he did not want his life to be one of an informant,said Stafford Smith. "He was quite happy living the way he was living; he did not want their money, and he had four (now five) young kids...

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