Michael Ramirez: Loose Lips 06-18-23
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Airmen Jack Teixeira, who is being held in prison, is charged with leaking classified documents.. —Michael
Airman Jack Teixeria was indicted by a federal Grand Jury on Thursday on six counts of retaining and disseminating sensitive national defense information.
You may remember the story.
Jack was a 21-year-old airman in the 102nd intelligence Wing of the Air Massachusetts National Guard, who was arrested in April for allegedly removing and divulging classified Pentagon documents from Otis Air National Guard Base.
He was part of the gaming community and a member of an online chat group called “Thug Shaker Central” on Discord. Jack had been bragging about his access to classified material. At one point, he stated he couldn’t believe people actually trusted him with top secret material.
He allegedly used his access to the material to impress his friends and began releasing, at first, transcriptions of documents and printouts he had read, and later, dozens of pictures of classified documents.
The New York Times reported the leak after having discovered them on several Russian Telegram Channels. All paths led back to Jack.
The sad thing is, he had been warned repeatedly about looking at intelligence. Jack was a cyber transport systems journeyman. His job was merely to keep the Air Force global communications network in his sector operational.
He had been warned several times about accessing classified material.
A memo in September of 2022 stated that he had been observed taking notes on classified material and putting it in his pocket. He was subsequently told not to take notes on any classified material…
Some people just don’t get it.
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