Henry Kyle Frese Bio
Henry Kyle Frese is from Alexandria, Virginia. He is the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency counter-terrorism analyst who is accused of leaking documents related to North Korea to CNBC’s Amanda Macias and another reporter.
‘Henry Kyle Frese, 30, a counter-terrorism analyst who held a top-secret clearance at the DIA.
The criminal indictment said the reporter wrote at least 8 articles from 5 compromised intelligence reports leaked by Frese.’https://t.co/Y1uNrGGFHi
— Mike W Monteith (@idahomonteith) October 9, 2019
Henry Kyle Frese Age
Henry Kyle Frese is 30 years old.
Kyle Frese Education
Henry Kyle Frese is a Bachelor of Arts graduated in History from Queen’s University in 2010. He later joined the Roal Military College of Canada graduating in 2012 with a Masters of Public Administration, Security, Defence, and Management Policy.
Henry Kyle Frese Leaked Top Secret Information to Reporters
Intelligence Agent Arrested For Leaking Top Secret Info To Journalists: Henry Kyle Frese, 30, of Alexandria, is DIA employee with Top Secret//Sensitive Compartmented Information U.S. government security clearance #FlynnFighters #PatriotsAwakened https://t.co/VgKulecOD7
— Ken Jones⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@sxdoc) October 9, 2019
According to a criminal complaint filed on October 9 in the Eastern District of Virginia federal court, Henry Kyle Frese had been “caught red-handed disclosing sensitive national security information for personal gain.” The complaint adds that the disclosure of the information, “could reasonably be expected to cause exceptionally grave harm to the national security of the United States.”
Frese, of Alexandria, Virginia, will appear in court on October 9. He was charged with two counts of willful transmission of national defense information to persons not entitled to receive it, the U>S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia said in a statement. Frese could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted.
Information that 30-year-old Henry Kyle Frese had passed to a journalist, with whom he was apparently romantically involved, appeared in at least eight different news reports, the justice department alleged in an indictment unsealed in the US district court for the eastern district of Virginia.
The DoJ did not identify the journalists or their news outlets but said they each worked for a different outlet owned by the same parent company.
Frese “was caught red-handed disclosing sensitive national security information for personal gain”, the DoJ said in a statement. “The unauthorized disclosure of top-secret information could reasonably be expected to cause exceptionally grave harm to the national security of the United States.”
Henry Kyle Frese has an incredibly left-wing biased Twitter feed, starting with the pinned tweet. Given his profile, I guess we can assume he is a Canadian, who is either a resident legal alien or was naturalized. pic.twitter.com/uj3GrgYtmb
— Big Apple Infidel 🔴 (@BigAppleInfidel) October 9, 2019
“Henry Kyle Frese was entrusted with TOP SECRET information related to the national defense of our country,” U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia Zachary Terwilliger said in a statement. “Frese allegedly violated that trust, the oath he swore to uphold, and is charged with engaging in dastardly and felonious conduct at the expense of our country. This indictment should serve as a clear reminder to all of those similarly entrusted with National Defense Information that unilaterally disclosing such information for personal gain, or that of others, is not selfless or heroic, it is criminal.”
Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers added in a statement, “As laid out in today’s indictment, Frese was caught red-handed disclosing sensitive national security information for personal gain. Frese betrayed the trust placed in him by the American people—a betrayal that risked harming the national security of this country. This is one of six unauthorized disclosure cases the Department has charged in just over two years, and we will continue in our efforts to punish and deter this behavior.”
“Mr. Frese allegedly disclosed highly classified national defense information, which puts our country and people at risk,” FBI Special Agent in Charge of the Counterintelligence Division Alan E. Kohler Jr. said in a statement. “He violated his oath to serve and protect the United States. The men and women of the FBI work hard every day to protect the American people and uphold the Constitution – we will not stand by while trusted government employees violate that trust in such an egregious way.”
Henry Kyle Frese Job
According to Henry Kyle Frese’s LinkedIn page, he was a senior consultant at BAE Systems in Reston, Virginia. BAE is a British-based multinational defense contractor. Frese says on his LinkedIn page that he is a graduate of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and of the Royal Military College of Canada, where he achieved a Masters of Public Administration, Security, Defense, and Management Policy. Frese is originally from Berwyn, Pennsylvania.
Frese began working at BAE Systems in 2016. Prior to that, he had worked at contractor Booz Allen Hamilton between June 2014 and August 2016.
Kyle Frese Arrest and Sentencing
U.S. arrests Defense Intelligence Agency employee, Henry Kyle Frese, over charges that he leaked information about a foreign country’s weapons system to two journalists pic.twitter.com/feuyD8GX3n
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) October 9, 2019
Frese was arrested when he showed up for work on the morning of October 9. The arrest came after he was indicted on the two charges by a grand jury. During the investigation, federal agents intercepted Twitter messages and phone calls between Frese and the reporters. In a press release, the head of the Justice Department’s National Security Division John Demers said that Frese’s arrest was part of the department’s cracking down on leaking in government agencies. Demers said, “Leaks of classified information cause undeniable damage to our national security. Demers told the media that Frese is the sixth person to be charged in the last six years with leaking information.
Frese was charged with two counts of wilful transmission of national defense information. He faces a maximum possible sentence of 10 years in prison if convicted.
G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia said that “this indictment should serve as a clear reminder to all of those similarly entrusted with National Defense Information that unilaterally disclosing such information for personal gain or that of others, is not selfless or heroic, it is criminal.”