Can’t wait for the MSM to try to cover for this bastard and defend him and the reporters…
The Justice Department on Wednesday announced the arrest of 30-year-old Henry Kyle Frese, a Defense Intelligence Agency employee, for leaking to journalists.
Henry Kyle Frese of Virginia was hit with two counts of willful transmission of national defense information.
According to the DOJ, Frese had a romantic relationship with one of the reporters he was transmitting top secret information to and if convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison.
“In or about mid-April to early May 2018, FRESE accessed an intelligence report unrelated to his job duties on multiple occasions, which contained NDI classified at the TOP SECRET/SCI level, which related to a certain foreign country’s weapons systems,” the indictment said.
According to the indictment, Frese stated he was “down” to help the journalist who contacted him via Twitter direct message because “he wanted to see the journalist progress.”
Yeah, that was his priority. Not national security. Fuckhead.
Between April and May 2018, Frese allegedly accessed classified intelligence reports – some of which were unrelated to his job duties – and leaked secret information regarding a foreign country’s weapons system to a reporter, according to court documents.
The documents accused Frese of being romantically involved with one of the reporters to whom he allegedly leaked information.
A criminal indictment said the reporter wrote at least eight articles from five compromised intelligence reports leaked by Frese. It said Frese re-tweeted a link to one of the articles that used the information he allegedly had provided.
The indictment also accused Frese of speaking about classified national defense information to the second reporter via his cellphone on Sept. 24, 2019. The disclosures reportedly contained information that “could reasonably be expected to cause serious harm to the national security of the United States.”
“As laid out in today’s indictment, Frese was caught red-handed disclosing sensitive national security information for personal gain,” Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers said. “Frese betrayed the trust placed in him by the American people—a betrayal that risked harming the national security of this country.”
Neither of the reporters was identified by name in court documents, and the Justice Department declined to provide any additional details about the classified information that was leaked.
U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia Zach Terwilliger told reporters Wednesday that an investigation started after it became apparent the classified information had gone public….
Oddly enough, or not-so-much-so, Ace chimes in on this one, with “hints” as to the suspected sweetheart connection of the DI worker and his favorite leak-receiver— um, CNBC, pick up your phone…
One of the reporters he leaked to is Amanda Macias.
She did not attempt to hide her relationship to Frese. She mentioned him constantly on Twitter. They’ve been tweeting at each other since at least 2014.
And returned the favor– retweeting many of her stories. Including the one he leaked to her about.
Which is this story — leaking to her details he knew from US intelligence about China’s deployment of a missile system in the Spratly Islands.
Here he is retweeting his galpal’s scoop:
Apparently there is a cute Twitter trail between the two nearly as long as the Peter Strzok and Lisa Page phone sexts— er, texts.
Safe to assume/say Amanda Macias and Henry Kyle Frese (and other reporters) probably have their own texts piled up over the last few years, eh?