(ConcernedPatriot.com) – Attorney General Merrick Garland said the alleged Pentagon leaker was detained on Thursday. He is a 21-year-old Massachusetts Air National Guardsman.
Garland stated at a press conference that Jack Douglas Teixeira was detained today by the Justice Department as part of an investigation into an alleged improper removal, retention, and communication of classified national security material.
Teixeira works for the Air National Guard of the United States. Teixeira was taken into custody by FBI agents earlier this afternoon without any problems. He will make his initial appearance at the District of Massachusetts U.S. District Court.
“For their painstaking work on this matter,” he continued, “I want to thank the FBI, the Justice Department prosecutors, and our colleagues at the Department of Defense.”
Garland stated that the investigation was ongoing and that more details would be released when appropriate.
The FBI arrested a 21-year-old Airman First Class in the Massachusetts National Guard who the government says is the source of the major U.S. intelligence leak.@mitchellreports has more on the Pentagon reviewing who has access to top secrets. pic.twitter.com/SzjFOCHAq2
— NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) April 13, 2023
According to a New York Times investigation published hours before the arrest was made public, Teixeira founded an online community where the top-secret Military documents first surfaced.
The documents contained sensitive information, some of which originated from the daily brief distributed digitally to thousands of intelligence community members each day by the Joint Chiefs’ Directorate of Intelligence.
Sources who spoke to Breitbart News, the Pentagon later verified that the distribution had been altered after the leak.
This is a developing story.
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