Jack Teixeira, The 21-year-old Massachusetts Air National Guardsman Accused Of Leaking Documents: FBI
Pentagon leak suspect searched ‘leak’ on classified network after story broke, the suspect facing charges of leaking U.S. military intelligence documents searched classified intelligence reporting for the word “leak” after the story broke.
Jack Teixeira, the 21-year-old Massachusetts Air National Guardsman accused of leaking documents the Department of Defense says contain “sensitive and highly-classified material,” was charged Friday with unauthorized retention and transmission of national defense information and willful retention of classified documents.
According to an FBI affidavit, Teixeira used his government computer to search for the word “leak” not long after news about the disclosures first broke.
According to a second U.S. Government Agency, which can monitor certain searches conducted on its classified networks, on April 6, 2023, TEIXEIRA used his government computer to search classified intelligence reporting for the word ‘leak,'” the affidavit reads.
“The first public reporting regarding the Government Information appeared on or around April 6, 2023.”
Teixeira was looking for classified reporting on intelligence agencies’ assessment of the identity of the leaker, the FBI indicated.
Jack Teixeira, the 21-year-old Massachusetts Air National Guardsman accused of leaking documents: FBI