N.S.A. Contractor Arrested by FBI in Possible New Theft of Secrets – IOTW Report

N.S.A. Contractor Arrested by FBI in Possible New Theft of Secrets

MSN: WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. secretly arrested a National Security Agency contractor in recent weeks and is investigating whether he stole and disclosed highly classified computer codes developed to hack into the networks of foreign governments, according to several senior law enforcement and intelligence officials.

The theft raises the embarrassing prospect that for the second time in three years, an insider has managed to steal highly damaging secret information from the N.S.A. In 2013, Edward J. Snowden, who was also a contractor for the agency, took a vast trove of documents that were later passed to journalists, exposing N.S.A. surveillance programs in the United States and abroad.

The contractor was identified as Harold T. Martin 3rd, 51, of Glen Burnie, Md., according to a criminal complaint filed in late August. He was charged with theft of government property, and unauthorized removal or retention of classified documents. During an F.B.I. raid of his house, agents seized documents and digital information stored on electronic devices. A large percentage of the materials found in his house and car contained highly classified information.


Suggestion: Try the Clinton Defense.

8 Comments on N.S.A. Contractor Arrested by FBI in Possible New Theft of Secrets

  1. Good to see the FBI is attempting to pull themselves away from the porn investigation to look at National Security after cutting the deal with Hillary’s lawlessness, obstruction of justice and lies.

    He was just careless, Let’s see how easily the FBI can determine “intent” on this one.

    Harold T. Martin the 3rd can be the DNC Presidential Candidate in 2020.

  2. This NSA guy probably has the goods on EVERYBODY (DOJ, Clintonistas, IRS, FBI, Benghazi), otherwise the FBI wouldn’t bother with him.

  3. “Officials said Mr. Martin did not fit any of the usual profiles of an “insider threat…”

    So he’s not white?

  4. Hope he’s got a Foundation to offer Comey a couple of million in cash and a plum retirement position with Goldman-Sachs …

    izlamo delenda est …

  5. Silly!

    Theft of secrets is a crime. Just plan giving them away is okay.

    Wasamatuh you?

  6. OK Mr. Martin this is how you do it, get an amnesty deal for testifying then plead the 5th and your home free.

  7. Are you trying to say that there are some in the upper crust that still need to be weary of written laws??

  8. So it takes somebody stealing one of their secret hacking programs to get them to spring into action.
    There are cats they don’t want let out of their bags.

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