The FBI has arrested this Thursday afternoon the alleged author of the leak of secret Pentagon documents. With a large police deployment, lThe arrest has occurred in a house in the north of North Dightona town in the state of Massachusetts, as some American media have advanced.
The FBI has not yet confirmed the identity of the person arrested, but a newspaper investigation The Washington Post has revealed that the alleged perpetrator of the leak of classified documents is a worker at a military base. According to the first clues, it would be a young far-right, anti-Semite and racist and lovers of weapons named Jack Teixeira, 21, and a member of the Massachusetts Air National Guard.
According to The Washington Post, Teixeira was able to access classified information thanks to his job as a computer technician at a Massachusetts Air National Guard base. After accessing the documents, Teixeira allegedly posted them on the Discord platform, popular among video game fans, with the aim of impressing other young people.
Subsequently, those documents were disseminated through other social networkssuch as Telegram, and ended up on the front pages of major newspapers around the world.
These secret document leaks have rocked the United States in recent days and could be the most serious in a decade. US President Joe Biden, visiting Dublin, said Thursday that the Justice Department was “close” to learning more about the leak of secret Pentagon documents.
US Attorney General Merrick Garland is scheduled to provide details at a press conference soon.