This headline from The Huffington Post is confusing, especially to those of us who have worked in the newsroom and seen "newspaper politics" in action. (Newsrooms are offices, after all, which is probably why many journalists like to watch "The Office.") What this headline needs is a "that" in the right place:
FBI Agent Told To Keep Quiet
After Telling Newspaper That Politics
Were Involved In Firings
Sometimes "that" isn't necessary — after "said," for example. But it's helpful and necessary in other situations.