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U.S. revokes citizenship of Portland mosque's imam for ties to ObL
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Make way for Comey: Former US intelligence analyst charged with leaks to media
[BBC] A former US government intelligence analyst has been charged with leaking classified national security information to a reporter.

Daniel Everette Hale, 31, of Nashville, Tennessee, was arrested after allegedly providing at least 17 top secret documents to an unnamed journalist. According to the indictment, the files related to counterterrorism and were published in whole or in part.

He is expected to make his first court appearance in Nashville on Thursday.

After enlisting with the US Air Force in 2009, Mr Hale went on to work as an analyst with the National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA), court documents say. In these roles, Mr Hale gained top secret security clearance and had access to classified defence information, according to authorities.

In April 2013, court documents allege, while assigned to the NSA, Mr Hale began communicating with the reporter, speaking in person and using encrypted messaging tools.

According to prosecutors, in February 2014 Mr Hale printed 36 documents from his "Top Secret computer", providing at least 17 to the journalist.

The files included a memo outlining a military campaign against al-Qaeda and a top secret intelligence report on an operative for the extremist group, the indictment said.

Mr Hale also allegedly had a thumb drive with software recommended by the reporter's online news outlet in an article on how to anonymously leak documents.

The indictment details extensive communication between Mr Hale and the journalist, and cites a text message between Mr Hale and a friend saying the reporter "wants me to tell my story about working with drones".

While the outlet is not named in court documents, it is reported to be the Intercept, an online news publication.

In October 2015, the Intercept published "The Drone Papers", which used "a cache of secret documents detailing the inner workings of the US military's assassination program", that was provided to one of its journalists "by a whistleblower".

The Intercept has made no comment on Mr Hale's arrest.

This would be the third time someone has been charged with leaking sensitive information to the media outlet.

Mr Hale is charged under the Espionage Act with five crimes related to stealing and disclosing national defence information.

He faces a maximum of 50 years in prison.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So how come what the unnamed journalist did isn't getting him the same treatment as Assange?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 05/10/2019 6:55 Comments || Top||

#2  Comey was not at the DOJ retirement party for R. Rosenstein.
Posted by: JohnQC || 05/10/2019 7:43 Comments || Top||

#3  Treat him as a traitor and hang him and prosecute those the published it as well and put them in jail. If there is no punishment treason will continue.
Posted by: Rjschwarz || 05/10/2019 7:48 Comments || Top||

#4  The Washington Examiner has lots more about that reporter:

The reporter that Hale leaked this information to is not named in the indictment, but the charging document identifies him as Jeremy Scahill of the Intercept, an outspoken critic of America’s military activities overseas.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/10/2019 16:43 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
New Study: The Tropical Atlantic Was 7.5°C Warmer Than Now While CO2 Was 220 ppm
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 05/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Mammoths farting?
Posted by: Beau || 05/10/2019 5:39 Comments || Top||

#2  I don't remember it as being that noticeable.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/10/2019 6:01 Comments || Top||

#3  I attribute that warmer period as well as this cooler period to "Climate Change (sarc)". I like being right all the time.
Posted by: JohnQC || 05/10/2019 7:50 Comments || Top||


Europe
Germany's budget black hole even bigger than feared, Merkel's government admits
[Telegraph] The economic slowdown has left an even bigger hole in Germany's budget than feared, Angela Merkel’s government admitted on Thursday.

Falling tax revenues as the economy slows have left the country facing a budget shortfall of €124.3bn (£107bn) over the next four years, finance minister Olaf Scholz announced in Berlin.

The shortfall is even worse than a figure of €100bn leaked earlier this week had suggested.

Mr Scholz tried to play down the numbers, telling a press conference: “The government does not see any signs of a crisis in the current situation. We still have economic growth.”
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 05/10/2019 08:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6481 views] Top|| File under:

#1  They can always print wheelbarrows full of meny
Posted by: Regular joe || 05/10/2019 13:05 Comments || Top||

#2  Yes--I'm sure there are some left-over printing presses down in Weimar.
Posted by: Tom || 05/10/2019 13:21 Comments || Top||

#3  Meanwhile the US is in debt for $26 trillion dollars or so, give or take.
Posted by: Texhooey || 05/10/2019 19:24 Comments || Top||

#4  US Fed prints in dollars...

imagine a US STATE say caliphornia in that much debt and fiscal strife...


oh...
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 05/10/2019 19:42 Comments || Top||

#5  It's expensive supporting 2 million new parasites.
Posted by: Hupailing Elmoluck5245 || 05/10/2019 19:44 Comments || Top||



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