I guess I watched too many movies about spies to know how they really work.
Jenn is the chief of my spies.
He favoured the death penalty for spies, but after the war advocated amnesty for political prisoners.
He was surrounded with spies who reported, none too accurately, the minister's somewhat sharp criticisms of the emperor's acts; he had even had the supreme presumption to advise Alexander not to take the chief command in the coming campaign.
The obsession that the country was full of German spies persisted until 1918, although Federal officers had broken up German espionage early in the war.