The Ministry of justice is examining whether a former Senate Intelligence Committee aide leaked sensitive information.
A mysterious movement by the Senate on Wednesday evening is part of the Ministry of justice on request in a former Senate Intelligence Committee aide who leaked classified information.
The Senate approved unanimously a resolution, that the Committee on the records of the Ministry of justice in response to a request in connection with the investigation.
The aide-de-camp, he or she worked for the identity and the legislature, for the, is not clear, but on Thursday, The New York Times published an article that says that Federal investigators had seized years worth of E-Mail and phone records relating to one of its reporters, Ali Watkins.
Watkins had previously added a three-year romantic relationship with James A. Wolfe, the Senate Intelligence Committee, former Director of security, told the Times, adding that the records covered a period of time before they entered the paper.
The New York Times reports, law enforcement officials seized reporter Ali Watkins’ phone and E-Mail records.
Sen Rob Portman, R-Ohio, requested the unanimous approval of the resolution at approximately 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, when the Senate was willing to tolerate for the day.
“I ask, acting unanimously, to take into account that the Senate go, p. 536 Res., submitted, today,” Portman, you read a piece of paper.
A legislative clerk on the Podium to read the following: “A resolution to authorize the production of documents by the Select Committee on Intelligence”.
Portman, who is not a member of the intelligence committee, then made the standard requirement belongs to, several times per day to the Senate: “I will be considered, please unanimous consent that the resolution be agreed to, the preamble be agreed to, and to reconsider the motion, and put it on the table with no intervening action or debate.”
Nobody objected, so the Senate approved the resolution.
The Senate often leads the business and approved measures on the “unanimous consent.” This means that the member States do not have objects to the adoption of a particular role. Such questions are usually deleted, with all 100 senators in advance. However, many of the helpers, and senior sources were not aware that the resolution came to the floor.
Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N. C., and ranking member Mark Warner, D-Va., a joint statement issued Wednesday:
“As noted in the Senate resolution, the Department of Justice has sought the assistance of the Committee in a pending investigation. The Committee cooperates with the Department in this matter. Questions about the study, please contact the Department of Justice.”
A spokeswoman for the justice Ministry declined to comment or elaborate on the resolution when asked.
Fox News Gregg Re contributed to this report.