Saturday, June 9, 2018

In bed with the media

Senate Staffer Arrested in Leak Probe Was In Bed With the Media—Literally
Excerpt: Things took a serious turn in the ongoing saga of damaging leaks that have plagued the Trump administration since day one, with the indicement and arrest of James. A Wolfe, a veteran Congressional staffer who worked—ironically—as the security director for the Senate Intelligence Committee. Taken into custody yesterday, Wolfe has been charged with lying to investigators when interviewed by FBI agents about contacts he had with the media: ... If the guy in charge of maintaining Senate secrets leaking to the press isn’t juicy enough, though, it gets even better. As it turns out, Wolfe did it for the oldest of reasons: Earlier Thursday, the New York Times revealed that federal investigators had seized years' worth of email and phone records relating to one of its reporters, Ali Watkins. She previously had a three-year romantic relationship with Wolfe, the Times reported, adding that the records covered a period of time before she joined the paper.

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