In an effort to show that former President Donald Trump engaged in illegal activity and broke the law, the DOJ under the Biden administration has been working nonstop. No charges have been brought against the former president as a result of their efforts.
The FBI under Biden has made headlines for internal transgressions such as invading the former president’s residence and charges being brought against a number of FBI agents.
However, while the fabricated partisan drivel is consuming the time and expertise of federal law enforcement, actual threats are coming and demand the agency’s attention.
The problem concerns none other than a member of the Biden administration who has been directly involved in transactions that would betray the country, leading to some real charges and a real danger to the nation.
An arrest has been made by FBI investigators in a significant espionage case that may have had a significant impact on American national security.
An employee of the National Security Agency, or NSA, not just any employee.
Jareh Sebastian Dalke, an NSA employee from Colorado Springs, appeared in federal court for the first time on allegations that he tried to sell state secrets to an undercover FBI agent who was thought to be a foreign operator. Dalke is charged with espionage for allegedly planning to give a Russian agent access to National Defense Information.
Dalke, 30, who “served as an Information Systems Security Designer” for less than a month earlier this year, used an encrypted email account to send a number of classified documents to a person he thought was working for the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, according to a statement from the Department of Justice.
“In actuality, that person was an undercover FBI agent. Dalke subsequently arranged to transfer additional classified information in his possession to the undercover FBI agent at a location in Denver, Colorado,” according to the DOJ.
When the NSA employee went to see his alleged Russian contact, he was detained last week on suspicion of trying to sell further material.
The DOJ press release adds the following:
According to the affidavit in support of the criminal complaint, Dalke began communicating on or about July 29, 2022, via encrypted email with an individual he believed to be associated with a foreign government. Dalke told that individual that he had taken highly sensitive information relating to foreign targeting of U.S. systems and information on U.S. cyber operations, among other topics.
Dalke said to the undercover FBI agent that the U.S. government still employed him, but he claimed to be on a temporary assignment in the field. Dalke claimed to be in need of money and asked for payment in the form of a particular kind of cryptocurrency in exchange for the knowledge he had.
The news release added,“To prove he had access to sensitive information, Dalke transmitted excerpts of three classified documents to the undercover FBI agent. Each excerpt contained classification markings. One excerpt was classified at the Secret level, and two excerpts were classified at the Top Secret level. In return for this information, the FBI undercover agent provided the requested cryptocurrency to an address Dalke provided.”
“On or about Aug. 26, 2022, Dalke requested $85,000 in return for additional information in his possession. Dalke also told the FBI undercover agent that he would share additional information in the future, once he returned to the Washington, D.C., area. Although he was not employed by the NSA while communicating with the FBI, Dalke re-applied to the NSA in August 2022,” according to the DOJ.
The former NSA employee consented to submit further information using a secure link that the FBI set up at a public location in Denver. The FBI detained Dalke there on Wednesday, according to the DOJ.
Dalke allegedly informed the undercover FBI agent, according to court filings, that he “recently learned that my heritage ties back to your country, which is part of why I have come to you.”
Additionally, according to the Conservative Brief, he claimed that he wanted to sell the secrets because he “questioned our role in damage to the world in the past and by a mixture of curiosity for secrets and a desire to cause change.”
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
If convicted, Dalke could face the death penalty, the DOJ said.
“Dalke is charged by criminal complaint alleging three violations of the Espionage Act, which makes it a crime to transmit or attempt to transmit NDI to a representative of a foreign nation with intent or reason to believe that information could be used to the injury of the United States or to the advantage of a foreign nation,” the press release noted. “The Espionage Act carries a potential sentence of death or any term of years up to life.” CONTINUE READING…