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Old 06-07-18, 11:32 PM
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James Wolfe Director of Security Senate Intelligence charged leaking & lying to FBI

Longtime Director of Security for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence accused of leaking information to reporters and lying to FBI

The DOJ is getting serious about leaking.

I'm starting to wonder if this could also include the leaked text messages between a lobbyist and Sen. Mark Warner, Senate Intelligence Vice Chair.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">James Wolfe indicted <a href="https://t.co/YkgHUm3xPR">pic.twitter.com/YkgHUm3xPR</a></p>&mdash; Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) <a href="https://twitter.com/ryanjreilly/status/1004909908972761089?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 8, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Indictment here: Link

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His girlfriend Ali Watkins has had a lot of back channel information from the 2014 Senate Intelligence Torture report to Fusion GPS. It is thought that Daniel Jones was another one of her "sources".

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-cards="hidden" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">From the Senate Dems' CIA torture report in 2014: <a href="https://t.co/mf0IdYcCL0">pic.twitter.com/mf0IdYcCL0</a></p>&mdash; Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) <a href="https://twitter.com/JordanSchachtel/status/1004949586262265856?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 8, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">There was a real come-to-Jesus at SSCI in June, after leaks out of the Comey hearing. Tl;dr was, stop leaking or you'll screw everything up.</p>&mdash; Ali Watkins (@AliWatkins) <a href="https://twitter.com/AliWatkins/status/910192780428922882?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 19, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The SSCI read is, Trumpster lawyers will leak info about upcoming appearances, blame the committee, then use as a pretext not to cooperate.</p>&mdash; Ali Watkins (@AliWatkins) <a href="https://twitter.com/AliWatkins/status/910192988470562816?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 19, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Watkins rose up the journalist ranks wickedly fast w/ extraordinary sources. Now, the dots are filled in: &quot;Watkins previously had a three-year romantic relationship with James A. Wolfe, the Senate Intelligence Committee’s former director of security&quot; <a href="https://t.co/X7Mc7sbpc8">https://t.co/X7Mc7sbpc8</a></p>&mdash; Robert Barnes (@Barnes_Law) <a href="https://twitter.com/Barnes_Law/status/1004912281484836864?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 8, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
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Using his position of power to fuck young tail. What a guy! Why is the world like this?
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Re: James Wolfe Director of Security Senate Intelligence charged leaking & lying to F

Originally Posted by Mabuse View Post
Using his position of power to fuck young tail. What a guy! Why is the world like this?
Hey at least he didn't make her sign an nda and sue her $20 million for violating said nda. Then he could be president
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Re: James Wolfe Director of Security Senate Intelligence charged leaking & lying to F

Originally Posted by Mabuse View Post
Using his position of power to fuck young tail. What a guy! Why is the world like this?

That world is called "House of Cards"

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">So on a scale of 1 to ethical, how does everyone feel about pulling a <a href="https://twitter.com/RealZoeBarnes?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@RealZoeBarnes</a> for story ideas? <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TOTALLYKIDDING?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TOTALLYKIDDING</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/HouseofCards?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@HouseofCards</a></p>&mdash; Ali Watkins (@AliWatkins) <a href="https://twitter.com/AliWatkins/status/347800186195701760?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 20, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

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Re: James Wolfe Director of Security Senate Intelligence charged leaking & lying to F

James Wolfe --> Ali Watkins --> Fusion GPS...
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Re: James Wolfe Director of Security Senate Intelligence charged leaking & lying to F

Wolfe was given the wrong date for the FISA warrant on Carter Page to see if he would leak it.
He did and the NYT and Wa Po both reported the wiretap being approved in Summer of 2016.

Only two entities reported correctly that it was actually granted in October '16.

One was Paul Wood @ the BBC. The other was...wait for it...Louise Mensch.

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Apparently Ali Watkins told her BuzzFeed editors about her relationship with James Wolfe:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-cards="hidden" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">SCOOP: BuzzFeed News confirms to me that its editors knew about the romantic relationship between Ali Watkins and James Wolfe, chose not to disclose this fact on her articles anyway in what appears to be a major ethical lapse.<br><br>My latest via <a href="https://twitter.com/DailyCaller?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@DailyCaller</a>:<a href="https://t.co/qw9LBaPsUK">https://t.co/qw9LBaPsUK</a></p>&mdash; Joe Gabriel Simonson (@SaysSimonson) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaysSimonson/status/1005157685027917824?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 8, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

And you have to admit the timing of this is interesting

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The day before Wolfe’s voluntary interview with FBI, Ali Watkins announced her last day covering Senate Intel. Committee. <a href="https://t.co/jfQLLUaKiM">pic.twitter.com/jfQLLUaKiM</a></p>&mdash; Rosie Memos (@almostjingo) <a href="https://twitter.com/almostjingo/status/1004994017208066048?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 8, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
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Re: James Wolfe Director of Security Senate Intelligence charged leaking & lying to F

Originally Posted by mspmms View Post
His girlfriend Ali Watkins has had a lot of back channel information from the 2014 Senate Intelligence Torture report to Fusion GPS. It is thought that Daniel Jones was another one of her "sources".
Why do you include sources in quotes? Whether she was only sleeping with him to further her career or not, he was a legitimate source with real information. It wasn't "fake news" like your president is fond of screaming.
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Why do you include sources in quotes? Whether she was only sleeping with him to further her career or not, he was a legitimate source with real information. It wasn't "fake news" like your president is fond of screaming.
What I said -
It is thought that Daniel Jones was another one of her "sources".
It was an assumption of mine that it is Daniel Jones, are you saying that she was sleeping with him too

We know of 3 reporters according to the indictment, it is not clear from the documents which reporter is which - but appears Watkins is #2.

Ali Watkins told The New York Times that Wolfe was not a source of classified information during their relationship, not sure that is true.

Thought it was best to be in quotes.

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Already pardoned.
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Wolfe on Friday was formally advised of the charges and plead not guilty.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">James A. Wolfe is due in federal court in D.C. on Tuesday. <a href="https://t.co/GFoISarCq5">pic.twitter.com/GFoISarCq5</a></p>&mdash; Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) <a href="https://twitter.com/ryanjreilly/status/1005180624091697153?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 8, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
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Originally Posted by Mordred View Post
Why do you include sources in quotes? Whether she was only sleeping with him to further her career or not, he was a legitimate source with real information. It wasn't "fake news" like your president is fond of screaming.
Oh, ok!

Fake Arrest! Fake Arrest!
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I just don't think you know how things work in DC.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">We live in a world that has stories, and those stories have to be found out by people willing to sleep with sources. Who's gonna do it? You? You, keyboard warrior? <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AliWatkins?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#AliWatkins</a> has greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom.</p>&mdash; Andrew Kloster (@ARKloster) <a href="https://twitter.com/ARKloster/status/1005064896822857728?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 8, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want her on that staffer--- you need her on that staffer. <a href="https://t.co/yG6yzhmN0n">pic.twitter.com/yG6yzhmN0n</a></p>&mdash; Andrew Kloster (@ARKloster) <a href="https://twitter.com/ARKloster/status/1005065945142972419?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 8, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
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Re: James Wolfe Director of Security Senate Intelligence charged leaking & lying to F

From today's New York Times:

How an Affair Between a Reporter and a Security Aide Has Rattled Washington Media

The pearl bracelet arrived in May 2014, in the spring of Ali Watkins’s senior year in college, a graduation gift from a man many years her senior. It was the sort of bauble that might imply something more deeply felt than friendship — but then again, might not.

Ms. Watkins, then a 22-year-old intern in the Washington bureau of McClatchy Newspapers, was not entirely surprised. She had met James Wolfe, a 50-something senior aide to the Senate Intelligence Committee, while hunting for scoops on Capitol Hill. He had become a helpful source, but there were times when he seemed interested in other pursuits — like when he presented her with a Valentine’s Day card.

On that occasion, Ms. Watkins explained to Mr. Wolfe that their relationship was strictly professional. The bracelet suggested that her message had not gotten through. She asked an editor for advice, and was told that as long as the gift was not exorbitant — no stock in a company, the editor joshed — it was fine.

Ms. Watkins kept the bracelet.

The story of what happened next — of a three-year affair that unfolded between a young reporter and a government official with access to top-secret information — is now part of a federal investigation that has rattled the world of Washington journalists and the sources they rely on.

Mr. Wolfe, 57, was arrested on June 7 and charged with lying to investigators about his contacts with Ms. Watkins and three other journalists. Ms. Watkins, a Washington-based reporter for The New York Times, had her email and phone records seized by federal prosecutors.

Now 26, Ms. Watkins was hired by The Times to cover federal law enforcement in December, about four months after she has said her relationship with Mr. Wolfe ended. Times officials are currently examining her work history and what influence the relationship may have had on her reporting.
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Originally Posted by mspmms View Post
From today's New York Times:

How an Affair Between a Reporter and a Security Aide Has Rattled Washington Media

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Pearl bracelet, huh? Kinky ...
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Yesterday it was reported that Ali Watkins is being reassigned.

Ali Watkins will move out of the Times' Washington bureau and begin a new beat in New York City after it was revealed that she had been romantically involved with James Wolfe over a three-year period. Wolfe, the former security director on the Senate Intelligence Committee, was arrested in June as part of a leak investigation
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James Wolfe's lawyers requesting gag order:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Just in: DOJ calls request by lawyers for James Wolfe — Senate Intel staffer charged with lying to the FBI — for a gag order covering a range of public officials, incl. Trump, &quot;unprecedentedly overbroad and unenforceable&quot; <a href="https://t.co/aowlDH3T5n">https://t.co/aowlDH3T5n</a> Prev: <a href="https://t.co/VTt1VmwtUA">https://t.co/VTt1VmwtUA</a> <a href="https://t.co/bH3ZL37oxM">pic.twitter.com/bH3ZL37oxM</a></p>&mdash; Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) <a href="https://twitter.com/ZoeTillman/status/1017526084408102913?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 12, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
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