Former Senate staffer indicted in Justice Department leak probe

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On Thursday, a federal grand jury indicted James A. Wolfe, the Senate Intelligence Committee's former director of security, for lying to the FBI about repeated contact with three reporters.

The Justice Department said in a statement that Wolfe lied to agents in December 2017 about the contact he had with reporters, including through encrypted messaging programs. As director of security, Wolfe "was entrusted with access to classified secret and top secret information provided by the executive branch, including the U.S. intelligence community" and was "responsible for safeguarding" this information, the Justice Department said. He was arrested on Thursday, and will appear in court on Friday.

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