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Friday, June 8, 2018
DOJ Seizes NY Times Reporter’s Phone and Email Records in Leak Investigation – Former Senate Intel Aide Arrested
A former Senate Intelligence Committee aide was arrested Thursday in an
investigation of classified information leaks where prosecutors also secretly
seized years’ worth of a New York Times reporter’s phone and email records.
The former aide, James A. Wolfe, 57, was charged with lying repeatedly
to investigators about his contacts with three reporters. According to the
authorities, Mr. Wolfe made false statements to the F.B.I. about providing two
of them with private information related to the committee’s work. They did not
say whether it was classified.
Mr. Wolfe was slated to appear before a federal judge on Friday in
Washington. Reached Thursday evening before his arrest, Mr. Wolfe declined to
Mr. Wolfe’s case led to the first known instance of the Justice
Department going after a reporter’s data under President Trump.
According to the NY
Times, Ali Watkins was having a romantic relationship with the Senate Intel
aide, Wolfe. Some of their communication back and forth took place before she
was employed by The New York Times.
It is being reported
Wolfe worked in a ‘bipartisan’ capacity for both Republicans and Democrats on
the Committee for over 30 years as an Army Intel analyst; he retired in May.
On Wednesday, Senator
Rob Portman (R-OH) requested unanimous consent to approve the resolution.
The Senate moved
quickly to provide documents to the DOJ in response to requests relating to the
investigation into the leaks.
Portman, who is not a member of the intelligence committee, then made
the standard request heard multiple times each day on the Senate floor: “I ask
unanimous consent that the resolution be agreed to, the preamble be agreed to,
and the motion to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table with no
intervening action or debate.”
No one objected, meaning the Senate approved the resolution.
The Senate often conducts business and approves measures via “unanimous
consent.” That means no member objects to approving a given matter. Such issues
are typically cleared with all 100 senators in advance. However, many
aides and senior sources were unaware that the resolution was coming to the
Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., and
ranking member Mark Warner, D-Va., issued a joint statement Wednesday:
“As noted in the Senate Resolution, the Department of Justice has
sought the assistance of the Committee in a pending investigation. The
Committee is cooperating with the Department on this matter. Any questions
about the investigation should be directed to the Department of Justice.”