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Former Defense Intelligence Agency Employee Pleads Guilty to Leaking Classified Information to Media
The Epoch Times ^ | February 20, 2020 Updated: February 20, 2020 | Janita Kan

Posted on 02/20/2020 6:00:32 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum

A former Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) employee has pleaded guilty to charges related to the leaking of classified information to two journalists, the Justice Department (DOJ) said.

Henry Kyle Frese, 31, pleaded guilty on Thursday to the willful transmission of top-secret national defense information to journalists. He faces up to 10 years in prison.

Frese was arrested when he arrived to work at a DIA facility in Virginia in October last year where he worked as a counterterrorism analyst. The 31-year-old—who held top-secret government security clearance—was accused of helping the journalists research information on a classified United States government computer system and providing them with classified information from five intelligence reports that he accessed, according to court documents. Some of the information was related to the capabilities of certain foreign countries’ weapon systems. DOJ officials said the information in the report was outside the scope of Frese’s job duties as an analyst.

One of the journalists (referred to as journalist one)—who appeared to be in a relationship with Frese—published eight articles that contained the classified information from the reports between May and July of 2018.

According to court documents, Frese and journalist one lived at the same residential address from January 2018 to November 2018 and followed each other on Twitter. Moreover, Frese re-posted at least two of journalist one’s Twitter posts announcing the publication of articles containing the sensitive information.

During one incident in April 2018, journalist one asked him whether he was willing to speak to another journalist from a different news outlet. Frese said he would if it helped journalist one to “progress,” court documents said.

Officials also intercepted a call where Frese transmitted the classified information to the second journalist on the phone in an attempt to “curry favor with journalist two to advance journalist one’s...

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KEYWORDS: 2018; 201804; 201805; 201807; 201910; frese; henryfrese; henrykylefrese; leakers; leaks; presstitutes; presstitution
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1 posted on 02/20/2020 6:00:32 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

They don’t seem to be talking about this on tv. Weird, right?


2 posted on 02/20/2020 6:02:52 PM PST by shelterguy
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

So they nail some GS 7/9 schmuck while the Director class skates on their merry way.


3 posted on 02/20/2020 6:04:12 PM PST by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

You’d think that part of the vetting process for employees that handle highly classified information is that they are not living with or related to journalists.


4 posted on 02/20/2020 6:04:13 PM PST by A_perfect_lady (The greatest wealth is to live content with little. -Plato)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Jail. Loss of any retirement benefits or any benefits period.

Next, the journalists who published the info and their editors.

5 posted on 02/20/2020 6:05:15 PM PST by ealgeone
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To: shelterguy

Comey leaked, McCabe lied and I think leaked, no problem, right?


6 posted on 02/20/2020 6:06:31 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie ("The media is the enemy of the American people." Democrat Pat Caddell)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

So SOMETIMES they do prosecute people for leaking.........


7 posted on 02/20/2020 6:08:41 PM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizens Are Born Here of Citizen Parents_Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

This guy will probably get a slap on the hand. Meanwhile Roger gets 3.5 years.


8 posted on 02/20/2020 6:09:34 PM PST by HighSierra5
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

+1 Epoch Times...


9 posted on 02/20/2020 6:10:09 PM PST by Does so (...Democrats believe in democracy when they win the election...)
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They wanted Stone for 7 to 9 years. ..no top secret info either. ....this traitor. ..up to 10 years. ....fire all government


10 posted on 02/20/2020 6:11:45 PM PST by redshawk ( I want my red balloon. ( https://youtu.be/V12H2mteniE))
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To: Does so

bttt


11 posted on 02/20/2020 6:14:34 PM PST by timestax
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

that Senate Intel Committee guy Wolfe did the EXACT SAME THING—> 3 months


12 posted on 02/20/2020 6:28:58 PM PST by dontreadthis (A TIMELINE OF TREASON on Profile Page)
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Remember when Obama folks raided AP offices and their phone records for a 2 month period back in 2013? They were outraged. But they continued loving Obama and his wing man.

Oh and James Wolfe, Senate Intelligence aid, leaked info to a journalist he was having an affair with in 2018. He got 2 months in jail. He lied repeatedly to the FBI about his contacts with 3 journalists. He was facing up to 5 years in prison. Prosecutors wanted 2 years but the Judge gave him 2 months.


13 posted on 02/20/2020 6:33:33 PM PST by Engedi (ui)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

So, how come Vindman doesn’t face the same?

Bolton’s book supposedly contained TS/SCI info. And Vindman leaked it.


14 posted on 02/20/2020 6:54:49 PM PST by sauropod (David Horowitz: “Inside every progressive is a totalitarian screaming to get out.”)
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To: HighSierra5

Certainly no 7-9, but since it doesn’t involve Dem candidate malfeasance it’ll probably be substantial.


15 posted on 02/20/2020 6:58:37 PM PST by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

He actually should be hung for treason.


16 posted on 02/20/2020 7:06:33 PM PST by Newbomb Turk
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

He must be worse than Hillary. How many tens of thousands of felony violations did he commit?


17 posted on 02/20/2020 7:56:43 PM PST by TigersEye (MAGA - 16 more years! - KAG)
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If you ask me, the journalists and their employers should be prosecuted for knowingly accepting stolen property.


18 posted on 02/20/2020 8:14:10 PM PST by libertylover (Democrats hated Lincoln too.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

This case has been going on for a while.

The idiot, who’s twitter is now protected, is a virulent anti-Trumper

https://twitter.com/hkfrese?lang=en

The reporter/traitor he was leaking to

https://twitter.com/amanda_m_macias

The first story Macias published based on his leaks

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/02/china-added-missile-systems-on-spratly-islands-in-south-china-sea.html

Apparently, some of his leaks wrt North Korea and China were significantly damaging.


19 posted on 02/20/2020 8:32:00 PM PST by ETCM
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

And McCabe goes free...nice


20 posted on 02/20/2020 8:38:45 PM PST by I got the rope
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