London - (Ass Mess): UK spooks claim a sting operation to unmask an Opus Dei spying network in Whitehall has caught Cherie Blair trying to hack into Portuguese police files on the McCann case.
Intelligence sources had suspected for a long time that somebody 'whiter than white' was being paid to tip off the notorious self-flagellating cult about any signs of trouble.
So they upped their surveillance on the former chatelaine of 10 Drowning Street by putting nano-microphone technology into her dental bridgework and inside her Copper Seven IUD devce.
The results were even more shocking that ever suspected.
Cherie was caught trying to download Portimao Prosecutors' classified files into her Blackberry after getting help to re-route de-activated encryption codes via a Scientology agent planted at the government's GCHQ listening post in Cheltenham.
But the intrusion tripped a sensor device that automatically locks on to all known 'home-grown Al-Qaeda' suspects' tracking devices to identify an espionage matrix first initiated by spooks bugging Margaret Thatcher and Robert Maxwell in 1979.
Fortunately she was sitting on a rubber cushion at the time of the sensor trip.
"Otherwise the shock could have gone straight up into that Copper Seven of hers," an Anti-Terror Police source quipped tpday.