This is huge news. James Wolfe of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee has been arrested for leaking information to reporters, one of whom he was also sleeping with. The word scandal is almost too mild to describe this situation.
The Daily Caller reports:
SENATE SELECT INTEL STAFFER TARGETED TRUMP CAMPAIGN ADVISER IN AGGRESSIVE LEAK CAMPAIGN
Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page was the primary target of a Senate Select Intelligence Committee (SSIC) staffer indicted for lying about his contacts with reporters, according to an indictment released on Thursday.
James Wolfe, the former director of security for the SSIC panel, was in contact with at least three reporters at around the time they published articles about Page, an energy consultant who is a central player in the investigations into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government.
Wolfe, 57, is charged with lying to the FBI during a Dec. 15, 2017 interview about whether he knew the journalists and had contact with them on certain dates. In one case, Wolfe denied knowing a reporter with whom he had been in a romantic relationship for four years. He is also charged with lying about giving that reporter, Ali Watkins, information about Page.
The indictment cites one message that Wolfe wrote in December to Watkins, a former BuzzFeed reporter who now works for The New York Times.
Heads are going to roll over this. We will follow future developments closely.
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