It's been awhile since we had a major swamp-draining story, but today the FBI netted an especially nasty denizen of the deep-state. It was none other than a 30-year veteran staffer of the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, James Wolfe.
Late last year, Attorney-General Sessions vowed to stop unauthorized press leaks---which our irresponsible media was broadcasting and usually distorting. The Big Nothing-Burger of alleged Trump campaign collusion with Russia is being investigated by the Senate and Wolfe was leaking evidence to the Corporate Media.
"Wolfe is alleged to have lied to FBI agents in December 2017 about his repeated contacts with three reporters, including his use of encrypted messaging applications. Wolfe is further alleged to have made false statements to the FBI about providing two reporters with non-public information about matters occurring before the SSCI." said the Attorney-General in today's press-release.
Wolfe held the position of Director of Security for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. He had access to highly classified material provided to the US Senate from the Executive Branch, including the White House, CIA, Homeland Security, NSA, and the Pentagon.
On Thursday evening, fake-news outlet The New York Times confessed that one of their reporters, Ali Watkins, had her home raided and records seized in February by the FBI in connection with the investigation. She was also found to have been trading sexual favors to Wolfe in exchange for classified material. It's rather interesting that a publication like the Times---which has been hyping up the whole '#MeToo' chicanery---should condone such practices. But we are talking here about the sleazy culture infesting the whole Corporate Media.
What's even worse is that Ali Watkins purposely reported misleading information in covering the SSCI Leaks story. In one Twitter post, she opined that "The SSCI read is that Trumpster lawyers will leak info about upcoming appearances, blame the Senators, and use the leak as an excuse not to cooperate." (September 19th, 2017).
She also has worked for Politico and Buzzfeed. The former of these has been repeating cornball conspiracy theories recently about Mrs. Trump's current public seclusion following surgery. The latter was the originator of the infamous 'Golden Shower Scandal' hoax. This is the state of the US Media in 2018.
At least Wolfe is one less swamp-rat that the country has to worry about. And congratulations to the FBI on another job well done.