An American spy working for the NSA has been charged with spying on US. Prosecutors announced espionage charges against Jareh Sebastian Dalke. He’s accused of trying to sell classified information to an undercover FBI agent. NBC is careful not to say which country the double thought he was peddling our secrets to.
Spy vs FBI
The cloak and dagger spy contact Jareh Dalke was trying to sell American secrets to turned out to be undercover FBI.
They’re trying real hard to polish their image by going after someone who isn’t Donald Trump or one of his radically deplorable MAGA supporters. Now was a perfect time to arrest him and get some positive press.
As laid out in the criminal complaint they filed on September 29, “Dalke used an encrypted email account to transmit excerpts of three classified documents he had obtained during his employment to an undercover FBI agent he believed to be working for a foreign government.”
He believed he was handing over classified files to a #spy from an enemy nation of the U.S. (who was actually an undercover #FBI agent)- the #DOJ charged him with 3 violations of the #EspionageAct. #nsa #Espionage #USAhttps://t.co/2DlIM9AEuk
— Robert Morton (@Robert4787) October 1, 2022
Separate sources allege it was Russia. All the complaint reveals is that they are “trying to verify the agent, Dalke reached out to the SVR,” which, NBC grudgingly does admit, “is a Russian spy agency.”
After things went well with the samples, “Dalke later arranged to transfer more classified information to the undercover FBI agent in Denver, Colorado.” His handler got a call personally from Chief Instigator Christopher Wray, begging to set up a bust they could get in front of the TV cameras with.
“The FBI arrested Dalke on September 28, after Dalke arrived at the meeting point in Denver.” The spy bragged to agents that “he had taken highly sensitive information relating to foreign targeting of U.S. systems.” If they were willing to fork over a little more cash, he could sweeten the pot. He also had some bonus “information on U.S. cyber operations.”
Paid in cryptocurrency
Dalke made it crystal clear to the undercover feds that he “was still employed by the U.S. government.” That’s why he asked to be paid in cryptocurrency. They weren’t going to pay him a dime until the spy came across with proof he had the goods.
“To prove he had access to sensitive information, Dalke transmitted excerpts of three classified documents to the undercover FBI agent.” One was marked “Secret” and the other two “Top Secret.” His handlers at the bureau quickly came across with the bitcoin.
The spy “then requested $85,000 in return for more information.” That was in August, just as he was reapplying for another job at the NSA. He didn’t get it.
Colorado man Jareh Sebastian Dalke charged with trying to send classified documents to Russia https://t.co/Wys1HnZouP #breakingnews
— Treadstone 71 (@Treadstone71LLC) September 30, 2022
Instead, Dalke was charged with “three violations of the Espionage Act, which makes it a crime to transmit or attempt to transmit national defense information to a representative of a foreign nation with intent or reason to believe that information could be used to the injury of the United States or to the advantage of a foreign nation.”
He could get the death penalty for that. “The Espionage Act carries a potential sentence of death or any term of years up to life.”
It appears that they paid him $11,400 and he wanted another $85,000 for the rest of his spy work. “He was 30 years old when he was arrested in Denver.“