The Russia probe led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller continued for over a year.
Mueller led a witch hunt against Trump and his former campaign team over allegations of collusion before the 2016 election.
And now new evidence has led to a surprising source and his involvement in media leaks.
This Senate Staffer Had a Secret
Evidence points to former Director of Security for the Senate Intelligence Committee, James Wolfe.
In 2017, a story broke about surveillance warrants against Trump’s campaign adviser, Carter Page, in the Russia investigation.
But who was the source of this report?
The documents released proved that James Wolfe lied to the FBI about having contact with at least three reporters.
Justice Department documents released this week do not identify any reporters by name, but one or more were responsible for pointing fingers at Wolfe.
The Justice Department and their Part
The story that broke revealed that the government had a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant against Page.
The documents from the Justice Department prove that Wolfe was in contact with reporters.
The Justice Department referred the FBI to Wolfe, who interviewed him in December of 2017.
He lied to the FBI when he denied having contact with the media.
Wolfe told the Justice Department he didn’t do it.
He even pled not guilty, but now he is changing his story.
Wolfe Quickly Changed His Tune
Wolfe handled classified information in his role as Director of Security for the Senate Intelligence Committee.
This included classified documents about the FISA warrant issued against Carter Page.
Wolfe was not accused of leaking classified information, nor has he been indicted for doing so.
But he was caught red-handed in lying to the FBI.
And now he has changed his tune.
The Justice Department report proves that Wolfe had contact with several reporters via email.
He was also in a relationship at the time with Ali Watkins, a BuzzFeed reporter, who wrote about the investigation into Page.
He is even quoted as saying, “always tried to give you as much information that I could and to do, the right thing with it so you could get that scoop before anyone else.”
The Justice Department proved that Wolfe lied during his interview with the FBI in December of 2017.
There are government documents proving that he did have contact with reporters as far back as late-2015.
Wolfe was indicted in June of three counts of lying to the FBI.
It remains to be seen how he will be punished for his leaks to the media.
But one thing is clear – reporters gained insight into the case because of their contact with Wolfe.
Read more about who was really colluding during the investigation on Conservative Revival.
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