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

More News

STORMTRACKER 18 WEATHER
Eau Claire
44°
Menomonie
40°
Chetek
45°
Durand
Ladysmith
Neillsville
49°
Rice Lake
New Richmond
44°
Black River Falls
42°
Medford
39°
River Falls
Duluth
47°
Green Bay
50°
La Crosse
45°
Madison
47°
Milwaukee
52°
Twin Cities
43°
Record rain Monday, Wind Advisory in effect for Tuesday

A daily precipitation record was set in Eau Claire as more than an inch and a half of rain fell at the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport. The low pressure system that caused this is only halfway through the Chippewa Valley, and tomorrow it will bring strong wind and lighter rain.

Read More »
Connect with WQOW
Top Stories
Scroll to top
Skip to content