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Sunday, June 10, 2018
Leakers, liars, lovers & other strangers
Ed. The indictment of James Wolfe appears HERE on Scribd.
article appeared in Powerline on June 9th
By Scott Johnson
A federal grand jury
handed up an indictment against former Senate Intelligence Committee Security
Director James Wolfe this past Thursday. Wolfe is alleged to have leaked
classified intelligence to current New York Times reporter Ali Watkins and
others, though Watkins was not working for other outfits at the time of the
leaks in issue. Wolfe is charged with three counts of lying to the FBI about
the leaks. I have embedded the indictment below.
The allegations of
the indictment appear inarguable. For the purposes of this post I take them as
true. Wolfe has been soundly nailed.
incidentally, is signed by Jesse K. Liu. Ms.
Liu is the Trump-appointed United States Attorney for the District of Columbia.
She took office in September 2017 and she is on the case. Ms. Liu is the United
States Attorney to whom the McCabe referral was sent.
Nicholas Fandos and Katie Benner cover the story for the Times in “Ex-Senate
aide charged in leak case where Times reporter’s records were seized.”
Additional reporting is contributed by Matt Apuzzo and Charlie Savage. It takes
five Times reporters to dance around this story involving one of their own with
the appropriate drama and sensitivity. The article is permeated with the high
anxiety that attends coverage of cases in which reporters are treated as citizens
like you and me. The FBI seized evidence relating to the leaks from Watkins’s
email and cell phone.
New York Times
reporters such as Goldman, Fandos, Benner, Apuzzo, Savage and Ms. Watkins seem
to think they are a law unto themselves. They might have come by the idea from
Pulitzer Prize-winning former Times reporter James Risen. Risen to the contrary
notwithstanding, however, I
don’t think so. Even Times reporters are subject to the criminal laws of
the Untied States. Andrew McCarthy reviews the facts and the law in his NR
investigations, journalists and double standards.”
Wolfe betrayed the
trust placed in him, broke the law and lied about it for the usual reasons and
with great abandon. Wolfe’s leaks of classified information obtained in his
position with the committee had both a political and a romantic element. They
had an anti-Trump angle, of course, but he was also tangled up in blue with the
UPDATE: The Times has
more here in the
story by Michael Grynbaum: “Ms. Watkins, after consulting with her lawyer,
decided not to disclose the letter [disclosing the seizure of her records] to
The Times, according to Eileen Murphy, a spokeswoman for the newspaper. Editors
learned of the seizure from Ms. Watkins on Thursday, as reporters were working
on an article about Mr. Wolfe’s impending arrest.” Grynbaum continues to overlook
the tweets. “We support her,” Times spokesman Eileen Murphy told Grynbaum.