Gaming Guardsman’s Access To Secrets Raises Questions About Clearances

  • The revelation that a 21-year-old National Guardsmen was able to access top-secret memos prepared for the Pentagon’s Joint Chiefs of Staff and share them with his gaming friends is renewing hard questions about who gets security clearances, and how closely they are monitored.
  • “I think there’s a lot of questions that the Biden administration needs to answer,” former Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said on the Thursday edition of the “Just the News, No Noise” TV show. “Look, I’ve handled classified information over the course of my career and I’ve seen different procedures.”
  • On Thursday, the FBI arrested 21-year-old Massachusetts Air National Guardsman Jack Teixeira, who is suspected of  leaking sensitive Pentagon documents related to espionage and Ukraine’s war against Russia.
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