Washington, D.C., is a world of acronyms. FBI, CIA, NSA, DOD... the list goes on. Unlike the rest, the MOP doesn't stand for anything. It is simply the name given to the small, top-secret team of American agents within the government that answers to only one man: the Director of the CIA, who, risking perjury and personal liability, will deny, to his death, the existence of such an organization.
Every president of the United States since Reagan knew that there was "something" out there, to be used at the discretion of the CIA's director, but none ever asked. There are some things that even the president of the United States of America doesn't want to know. And so long as you like to sleep safely in your bed at night, you don't want to know either. When it gets messy, you better get out the mop.
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