Under the Biden administration, the DOJ has been tirelessly seeking to demonstrate that former president Donald Trump participated in criminal activities and violated the law. Despite their efforts, no charges have been made against the former president.
Under Biden, the FBI has made news for internal violations including the invasion of the previous president’s mansion and the indictment of a number of FBI employees.
Despite the fact that contrived partisan propaganda is occupying the time and skill of federal law enforcement, serious dangers are approaching and require the agency’s focus.
The situation involves a member of the Biden administration who was personally involved in transactions that would betray the country, resulting in genuine accusations and a real threat to national security.
FBI agents have made an arrest in a serious espionage case that may have had a substantial impact on the national security of the United States.
A National Security Agency (NSA) employee, not just any employee.
Jareh Sebastian Dalke, a Colorado Springs-based NSA employee, appeared for the first time in federal court on charges that he attempted to sell state secrets to an undercover FBI agent believed to be a foreign operator. Dalke is charged with espionage for allegedly planning to provide access to National Defense Information to a Russian operative.
According to a statement from the Department of Justice, 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 believed worked for the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service.
“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.
Last week, when the NSA employee visited his suspected Russian contact, he was jailed on suspicion of attempting to sell further information.
The Department of Justice news release adds the following:
According to the affidavit in support of the criminal charge, Dalke began conversing through encrypted email with a person he believed was affiliated with a foreign government on or around July 29, 2022. Dalke informed the individual that he had taken extremely sensitive material pertaining, among other things, to foreign targeting of U.S. networks and U.S. cyber activities.
Dalke told the undercover FBI agent that he was still working by the U.S. government, but that he was on a temporary assignment in the field. Dalke claimed to be in need of funds and demanded a specific type of cryptocurrency in exchange for the information he possessed.
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 agreed to provide more material over a secure link established by the FBI at a public place in Denver. Wednesday, the FBI seized Dalke there, according to the Department of Justice.
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.”
Moreover, according to the Conservative Brief, he said that he intended 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…