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Leaker of Military Secrets Could Face Court-Martial

And if convicted, Jack Teixeira could face several more years in prison

(Newser) - Jack Teixeira could face more than just a recommended 16 years in prison in connection with one of the biggest intelligence leaks in years. The Massachusetts Air National Guard member—who was convicted of leaking classified documents that ranged from assessments of Russia's war in Ukraine to capability reports...

Feds: Suspected Leaker 'Must Remain Detained'

Prosecutors say Jack Teixeira might still have access to classified informatoin

(Newser) - Jack Teixeira is a security risk and a flight risk who "must remain detained," federal prosecutors said in a court filing ahead of a Thursday detention hearing for the Massachusetts Air National Guardsman. The 21-year-old is accused of leaking classified information online and prosecutors said it would be...

Senators Have Colorful Words After Classified Briefing on Leak

GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham, after largely unhelpful session on Pentagon leak: 'It’s just a s--- show'

(Newser) - After last week's flurry of headlines about the Pentagon intelligence leak and the arrest of Massachusetts Air National Guard member Jack Teixeira, the news flow has tapered off—for senators too, it seems. NBC News and the Hill report that lawmakers from both sides of the aisle left a...

MTG, Lindsey Graham Really Going After Each Other

Their fight involves the Pentagon leaker, trans influencer, Bud Light

(Newser) - Marjorie Taylor Greene was among those on the right who came to the defense of the Air National Guardsman accused of leaking Pentagon documents, which led to a feud between the congresswoman and her fellow Republican, Sen. Lindsey Graham. Discussing MTG and others, including Tucker Carlson, who've expressed...

Feds Say Suspect Searched Classified Records for 'Leak'

Billing records also helped lead investigators to Jack Teixeira

(Newser) - Billing records of an Internet social media platform and interviews with another user helped the FBI identify a Massachusetts Air National Guardsman as a suspect in the leak of highly classified military documents, according to court records unsealed Friday. The new details came as Jack Teixeira, 21, appeared in court...

Big Names on Right Come to Defense of Leaker

Marjorie Taylor Greene, Tucker Carlson among those defending Jake Teixeira

(Newser) - The 21-year-old Air National Guardsman accused of leaking Pentagon documents online faces serious charges under the Espionage Act. But Jake Teixeira already has some big-names on the right coming to his defense, including Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Tucker Carlson of Fox News. "Jake Teixeira is white, male, christian,...

Suspected Leaker 'Wasn't a Whistleblower,' Friends Say

They say Airman Jack Teixeira shared information to impress them, not to damage government

(Newser) - Airman Jack Teixeira, the suspected leaker of military documents who was arrested by the FBI on Thursday, is a Christian and a gun enthusiast but not a whistleblower or foreign agent, according to friends in the close-knit gaming community where he posted the documents. A "Thug Shaker Central" member...

FBI Arrests 21-Year-Old Suspected of Leaking Files

Jack Teixeira of Massachusetts Air National Guard was taken into custody

(Newser) - "Today, the Justice Department arrested Jack Douglas Teixeira in connection with an investigation into alleged unauthorized removal, retention, and transmission of classified national defense information," Attorney General Merrick Garland said Thursday. The 21-year-old member of the intelligence wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard was arrested in North...

Report: Leaker of Classified Documents Works at Military Base

Discord server member says leaker has anti-government views

(Newser) - The person who leaked classified military documents online is a gun enthusiast who works on a military base and shared secrets for months in a private Discord chatroom with around two dozen members, according to two members who spoke to the Washington Post . One member, who is under 18 and...

Leak Suggests US Ally Trying to Help Russia on the Sly

Egypt planned to ship rockets to Putin, reports the 'Washington Post'

(Newser) - Outlets continue to sift through leaked US intelligence documents that turned up online over the last few weeks, and the Washington Post appears to have found one of the more notable ones. It suggests that Egypt has plans to ship 40,000 rockets to Russia, and to do so quietly...

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'Here, Have Some Leaked Documents'

Latest intelligence leak first surfaced on a gaming forum

(Newser) - Two things to know about the latest leak of US intelligence reports in the news over the last few days: It appears to be both serious and bizarre. The Justice Department is still trying to figure out what happened and assess the damage, reports the Washington Post . Many of the...

There's a New Leak From Ex-UK Ambassador

Sir Kim Darroch said Trump abandoned Iran deal to spite Obama, committed 'diplomatic vandalism'

(Newser) - Sir Kim Darroch may be gone from the British embassy in Washington, DC, but it seems that President Trump may not soon be forgetting him: The BBC reports that the latest diplomatic leak from the UK is no less damning, with the former ambassador saying that Trump committed "diplomatic...

Huge Set of Russian Documents Leaked Online

Distributed Denial of Secrets releases 175GB of documents

(Newser) - A leaked trove of Russian documents called "The Dark Side of the Kremlin" is so huge that no one seems to know everything that's in it, the New York Times reports. Transparency advocates leaked the mammoth 175-gigabyte stash at Distributed Denial of Secrets and the Internet Archive , culling...

Feds: NSA Contractor Leaked Info on Russia Election Hack
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Feds Arrest First Leaker Under Trump

Reality Leigh Winner accused of leaking info on Russia election hack

(Newser) - Her name is "Reality," but her story sounds more like something from a spy thriller: Reality Leigh Winner, a 25-year-old intelligence contractor, was arrested Monday in the first criminal case of the Trump's administration's campaign against leaks, the New York Times reports. The arrest was announced...

Russian TV 'Accidentally' Leaks Nuclear Torpedo Plan

The new weapon would make sure "everything living will be killed'

(Newser) - Plans for a new Russian nuclear torpedo system that could hypothetically wipe out every living thing along a wide swath of US coastline were accidentally leaked on state-controlled television, the BBC reports. Or at least, the Kremlin claims it was an accident. According to the Independent , a document titled "...

Feds Think There's a New Snowden in Our Midst

Someone appears to be leaking sensitive US documents again

(Newser) - A story published by Glenn Greenwald's Intercept , which has published the leaks of none other than Edward Snowden, contains information from national security documents dating back to August 2013—after Snowden fled the US, and thus an indication that there's a new leaker in town. The newly leaked...

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