US defense official charged with leaking classified intel

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says a Defense Intelligence Agency official has been charged with leaking classified information to two journalists, including one he was dating.

Henry Kyle Frese was arrested Wednesday in Virginia. He was charged with willfully disclosing national defense information.

Prosecutors allege the 30-year-old Frese accessed five different intelligence reports and provided top secret information about another country’s weapons systems to the reporter with whom he was in a relationship.

They say the reporter then published eight articles containing classified defense information between May and July 2018.

Prosecutors also allege Frese provided information to a second journalist at another news outlet.

U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger said Frese’s actions were criminal and “not selfless or heroic.”

Associated Press

Associated Press

TOP STORIES

KBJR 6 Weather Authority

Ashland
39°
Hayward
43°
Superior
45°
Hibbing
41°
International Falls
44°
Grand Marais
39°
Ironwood
41°
Siren
44°
Solon Springs
43°
Munising
40°
Brainerd
48°
Bemidji
45°
Aitkin
43°
Silver Bay
39°
Cloquet
39°
Cook
43°
Ely
43°
Grand Rapids
41°
Mora
43°
Moose Lake
43°
Orr
41°
Two Harbors
41°
Hinckley
43°
Connect with KBJR 6
Top Stories
AHL At A Glance

NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. ___ Bakersfield 6, Stockton 2 Laval 5, Providence 4,

Read More »
Scroll to top
Skip to content