The swamp is in self-draining mode now. And with another massive blow, an indictment has been passed down to a leaker.
Politico reports, “A former CIA computer engineer has been indicted on charges he masterminded what appears to be the largest leak of classified information in the spy agency’s history.”
The reports says the former CIA agent is Joshua Schulte, 29 was charged in a grand jury for “obtaining information respecting the national defense with intent or reason to believe that the information is to be used to the injury of the United States.”
See Politico headline below: “BREAKING: Ex-CIA officer charged with massive leak to Wikileaks.”
BREAKING: Ex-CIA officer charged with massive leak to WikiLeaks https://t.co/WOLHV4PBp2
— POLITICO (@politico) June 19, 2018
In the Department of Justice’s press release, it states, “Joshua Adam Schulte Charged With The Unauthorized Disclosure Of Classified Information And Other Offenses Relating To The Theft Of Classified Material From The Central Intelligence Agency.”
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The press release states:
Joshua Schulte, a former employee of the CIA, allegedly used his access at the agency to transmit classified material to an outside organization. During the course of this investigation, federal agents also discovered alleged child pornography in Schulte’s New York City residence. We and our law enforcement partners are committed to protecting national security information and ensuring that those trusted to handle it honor their important responsibilities.
Unlawful disclosure of classified intelligence can pose a grave threat to our national security, potentially endangering the safety of Americans.
The Trump administration is busy indicting those individuals who are leaking information when it is truly of national security concern. Furthermore, this precedent does not bode well for people like former disgraced FBI Director James Comey. In the coming months he will most likely have his own indictment on the same subject.