Russia Claims US Diplomat Is a Spy

Ryan Fogle is on his way back to the U.S. after Russian officials say he was caught red handed.
2:23 | 05/15/13

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Pierre, thanks. To that developing spy story playing out between the u.S. And russia. As we told you, the u.S. Ambassador called into the russian foreign ministry overnight over claims an american diplomat disguised in a really bad blond wig is actually a spy. Abc's martha raddatz has more now from washington. Martha, this is the weird one. Reporter: It sure is, amy. This morning, 29-year-old ryan fogle is on his way back to the of spying in russia in more than a decade. The u.S. Says ryan fogle is a diplomat. The russians say the young american is a spy, captured red-handed with a crazy blond wig trying to recruit a russian intelligence officer to work for the u.S. The supposed evidence, not one, but two wigs, three pairs of glasses, ziploc bags filled with wads of cash, a microphone and this letter supposedly intended for the russian intelligence officer which reads in part "dear friend, we are ready to offer you $100,000 to discussion your experience, expertise and cooperation. We can offer up to 1 million a year for long-term cooperation." But look closer at that evidence. That blond wig, it's raising questions. Spycraft seems more maxwell smart than -- bond, james bond. Reporter: Peter earnest, a cia officer for 0 years says it's ang unspoken rule spies don't get caught with a disguise. They don't want to get picked up with spy stuff on them. Unless as speculation goes it's a total setup in which case you say let's throw a couple of wigs in there. Reporter: No secret the u.S. And russia still spy on each other. Remember anna chap main, the stunning russian spy part of a sleeper cell. She frequented fashionable bars and restaurants in manhattan. But the russians are now claiming outrage over ryan fogle, a russian official in this video saying, how could you stab us in the back like this? They couldn't be too outraged because one thing has changed since the cold war, spy or not, ryan fogle was returned to the american embassy within hrs after his detention.

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