BOOM!! LEAKER INDICTED after journalist’s PHONE and EMAIL records SEIZED!!


Here we go, they caught the guy who was leaking to his very very very… very.. younger reporter girlfriend. It appears. Allegedly.

Former Senate Intelligence Committee staffer.



This broke earlier from the New York Times:

Federal law enforcement officials secretly seized years’ worth of a New York Times reporter’s phone and email records this year in an investigation of classified information leaks. It was the first known instance of the Justice Department going after a reporter’s data under President Trump.

The seizure — disclosed in a letter to the reporter, Ali Watkins — suggested that prosecutors under the Trump administration will continue the aggressive tactics employed under President Barack Obama.

And…

Shortly before she began working at The Times, F.B.I. agents approached Ms. Watkins seeking information about a previous three-year romantic relationship with James A. Wolfe, the Senate Intelligence Committee’s former director of security, saying they were investigating unauthorized leaks.

She did not answer their questions. Mr. Wolfe stopped performing committee work in December and retired in May.

Mr. Wolfe was not a source of information for Ms. Watkins during their relationship, she said, adding that she told editors at Buzzfeed News and Politico about it and continued to cover national security, including the committee’s work. Ben Smith, the editor of Buzzfeed News, declined to comment. A Politico spokesman, Brad Dayspring, said that the situation was “managed accordingly” after Ms. Watkins disclosed the matter, and that her primary beat was national security and law enforcement, not solely the committee, which other reporters primarily covered.

Well then.. it’s getting juicy isn’t it.

From January:


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