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Defense Intel Agency Worker Arrested for Leaking Top Secret Info to NBC Reporter He Was Dating

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John Salvatore

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When you do dumb things, you have to be prepared to suffer the consequences. Unless, of course, you’re a Clinton or a Democrat. If that’s the case, then there’s a good chance you’ll skate.

But this former Defense intelligence agency worker found out the hard way that leaking top secret information to two journalists is a bad idea. He should’ve known. He probably did. But he did it anyway.

An even crazier aspect of the story is that the guy was dating an NBC reporter.

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A U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency worker was arrested on Wednesday on federal charges of leaking top-secret information to two reporters that work for NBC Universal, one of whom he was allegedly involved in a romantic relationship with.

Henry Kyle Frese “has been charged with two counts of willful transmission of national defense information, a felony charge that carries the possibility of a lengthy prison term,” The Wall Street Journal reported. “The journalists aren’t named in the indictment, but they are identifiable as Amanda Macias, a reporter for CNBC, and Courtney Kube, a reporter for NBC. Public tweets cited in the court filings correspond to tweets sent by Ms. Macias and Ms. Kube in July.”

#BREAKING: Source at NBC News with knowledge of matter says @amanda_m_macias has been suspended following arrest of former love interest and purported source Henry Frese, a defense intelligence analyst accused of leaking to her. Suspension “procedural,” not discipliary.

The source who told me this works for NBC News but didn’t want to be identified otherwise because they were not authorized to speak publicly. Worth noting @amanda_m_macias is a CNBC journalist. CNBC and NBC News are affiliate orgs but have separate employees.

Review of arrested leaker’s social media shows, in addition to extreme anti-Trump views, confidence there’d be no repercussions for leaking. He freely and openly engages with recipient of stolen information. Our natsec culture of politicized leaking is worrisome.

 

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Sources Claim Turkish President Erdogan Tossed Trump Letter In The Garbage

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