One of the Deep State’s key leakers has been caught red handed.
This operative fed the press a stream of classified information about Trump campaign aide Carter Page.
But now he is going to pay the ultimate price.
James Wolfe – who is the Senate Intelligence Committee Director of Security – has just been indicted on three counts of lying to the FBI about his contacts with reporters.
Wolfe, who was dating then Buzzfeed and current New York Times reporter Ali Watkins – leaked classified information to her about Russian spies scheming to recruit Page in 2013.
The advances failed, but Page worked with the FBI to help bust the spy ring.
Even though he was a loyal American, Wolfe fed Watkins – and two other reports – selectively framed classified information that gave the impression Page was a Russian mole.
The Daily Caller reports:
Wolfe handled court documents that ended up being cited in an April 3, 2017 BuzzFeed article written by Watkins that identified Page as “Male-1” in court filings in a Russian spy ring case, according to the indictment. The Senate panel received the documents from an executive branch agency on March 17, 2017, the indictment stated.
That same day, Wolfe exchanged 82 text messages with Watkins on the day the committee received the Page documents. The pair had 124 electronic communications the day the BuzzFeed article was published…
…Wolfe was also in contact with a reporter ahead of an Oct. 17, 2017 report about a subpoena the SSIC panel issued for Page. And on Oct. 24, 2017 he messaged the reporter, who is identified as female, that Page would testify in a closed hearing “this week.”
Trump supporters are hoping Wolfe’s indictment is the first in a long line of charges brought against Deep State leakers.
Wolfe’s indictment is an important step but there are other Deep State operatives like Andrew McCabe who were caught lying under oath and they need to be held accountable as well.
Do you agree?