The FBI’s public image has been greatly tarnished over the last year and it’s about to get worse. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has caught an intelligence leaker who used to work for the bureau. Unreal.
The Blaze reports:
Sessions catches another alleged intelligence leaker – this one’s a former FBI agent
The Department of Justice pressed charges against a former FBI agent in Minneapolis for leaking information to The Intercept.
Here’s what he’s accused of
Federal criminal charges filed in Minnesota charge that Terry James Albury illegally disclosed national defense information.
Albury is accused of sharing a document “relating to threats posed by certain individuals from a particular Middle Eastern country” to a national media outlet, likely The Intercept.
A second charge said that he refused to produce a document “relating to the use of an online platform for recruitment by a specific terrorist group.”
What does the agent say about the charges?
Lawyers for Albury said in a statement that he would take responsibility for his actions, but offered a hint of his motivation for leaking the documents.
“Terry Albury served the U.S. with distinction both here at home and abroad in Iraq,” the statement read. “He accepts full responsibility for the conduct set forth in the Information.”
Sessions needs to make an example out of people who do this. They need to go to jail.