nearvideo former defense intelligence employee charged with leaking classified information to press set to be arraigned
30-year-old Henry Frese worked at the Defense Intelligence Agency, reports on the gathering of intelligence relating to defence and military matters; Leland Vittert.
A US Defense Intelligence Agency-accusing employees of leaking secret information to journalists remain in custody before his court hearing on Friday on Federal charges by the leaks.
The court hearing and detention hearing for Henry Kyle Frese has.for Friday at 11 a.m. in the United States District Court for the Eastern district of Virginia
Frese, 30, an Anti-terrorist analyst who held a top secret clearance at the SLIDE that had begun as a contractor in January 2017 before the work in the Agency full-time. He faces two counts of willful transmission of national defense information to persons not entitled to the fees, the convicted up to 10 years in prison each.
DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY EMPLOYEE ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY LEAKING CLASSIFIED INFORMATION TO REPORTERS
The Prosecutor said he wanted to wait on a pretrial services report, before a court hearing, which was originally scheduled for 2 PM on Thursday.
Between April and may of 2018, Frese allegedly accessed classified intelligence reports – some of which have no connection with his professional duties, and leaked secret information about a foreign country, the weapons system to a reporter, according to court documents.
Attorney General for the Eastern district of Virginia G. Zachary Terwilliger, right, accompanied by Assistant United States Attorney Danya Atiyeh, left, announces the arrest of Henry Kyle Frese, a Defense Intelligence Agency official invoice with leaking classified information to two journalists, including one that he had met, during a press conference outside the Federal court in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. The Associated Press.
The documents Frese of being accused of having an affair with one of the reporters to whom he allegedly leaked information.
A criminal charge, said wrote a first reporter, a minimum of eight essays by five compromised intelligence reports leaked by Frese. It Frese re-tweeted a link to one of the articles that used the information he had provided allegedly available.
The first reporter then asked to speak Frese, whether he would be willing, to another reporter, to decide, according to the criminal indictment. Frese allegedly the first reporter, “progress said he was “down”, and the second reporter if it helped”.
The indictment also accused Frese speak about the selected national defence information to the second reporter on his cell phone on Sept. 24, 2019. The information allegedly contained information that “could reasonably be expected, serious damage to the national security of the United States.”
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During a call with reporters on Wednesday, U.S. attorney for the Eastern district of Virginia Zach Terwilliger said he was focused on the leaker and journalists.
“If you leak info, you will be persecuted,” he said.
Fox News’ Jake Gibson and Andres del Aguila and The Associated Press contributed to this report.