NSA Contractor Arrested
February 14th, 2017 9:40am
They've been reporting on this case for months. Even if it's simply hoarding and not spying there's humongous problems with taking the level of secrets he had and moving them to a totally insecure facility (his house). He knows better, he has top secret clearance. What he did was a crime and his arrest is reasonable for mishandling of classified info.
That said, I don't think he should get more than 10 yrs in prison if he wasn't actually spying.
But he did put the US at risk by insecurely storing this stuff.
February 14th, 2017 11:32am
Well, first problem, removing copies of secure documents -- a no-no, definitely.
Second problem -- who ELSE has seen those documents.
Usually the second problem is way more serious than the first -- the first problem exists in order to prevent the second problem. But yeah, he's toast.
February 14th, 2017 11:43am
Yeah, given that the stuff is just sitting in his garage for hours each day when he's not home, any enemy agents who found out what he was doing would have been in there copying stuff en masse. That would be the smart thing to do. Might have happened, might not. No way to tell. But the key is we wouldn't have this uncertainty if this fool didn't take terabytes of classified info and pile them haphazardly in a totally unsecured location all to satisfy his personal curiosity.
February 14th, 2017 11:49am
You are correct sir.
February 14th, 2017 12:07pm