Ex-intel analyst charged with leaking classified information to the Intercept

Ex-intel analyst charged with leaking classified information to the Intercept
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[Ed. – Interestingly, this was after the leaker had already written a book and made a documentary on the same topics.  Not sure his leaking is the only thing going on here.]

Daniel Hale, who is 31 years old, provided the reporter with 17 documents he obtained while working for Leidos, a defense contractor, prosecutors alleged in an indictment obtained in March and unsealed Thursday. …

Mr. Hale, who was enlisted in the U.S. Air Force between 2009 and 2013 and assigned to work with the National Security Agency, was charged with five counts, including violations of the Espionage Act and stealing government property. …

According to the new indictment, Mr. Hale allegedly met the reporter, identifiable as Mr. Scahill, in April 2013 as he was promoting his documentary and book, identifiable as “Dirty Wars,” which was nominated for an Academy Award. Mr. Hale texted his friend soon after meeting Mr. Scahill, according to the indictment, saying the reporter wanted him to “tell my story about working with drones” at the opening of his film.

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