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NYT Reporter Blamed ‘Trumpster Lawyers’ for Leaks. Turns Out It Was Her Boyfriend.

Federal investigators subpoenaed records from the New York Times' Ali Watkins and charged Senate Intelligence Committee staffer James Wolfe with crimes related to leaking.

By NTK Staff | 06.08.2018 @9:00am
NYT Reporter Blamed ‘Trumpster Lawyers’ for Leaks. Turns Out It Was Her Boyfriend.

Federal investigators seized the records of New York Times reporter Ali Watkins in relation to an investigation of leaks out of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI), the Times reported Thursday night.

In the investigation, the Department of Justice charged Watkins’ 57-year old ex-boyfriend, SSCI Director of Security James Wolfe.

The Times identified Watkins as “REPORTER #2” in the indictment, which details a three-year personal relationship between the two:

The indictment also details extensive contact between Watkins and Wolfe that immediately preceded the publication of classified materials. Wolfe allegedly notified the reporter of upcoming SSCI appearances by Trump associates, including Carter Page.

It’s interesting, then, that Watkins essentially blamed “Trumpster lawyers” for leaks in September, tweeting that they were revealing their own appearances.

Not only did it turn out to be the committee doing the leaking, Watkins knew the person doing the leaking on an intimate level.

UPDATE: Watkins has some interesting tweets.

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