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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Lawyers Cite Race In Defense Of Black FBI Agent Who Leaked Classified Info

A former FBI agent in Minnesota was motivated to leak classified information to The Intercept website, in part, because he is black. That’s according to lawyers for Terry James Albury, a former special agent who was charged in the leak case on Wednesday.

“Terry Albury served the U.S. with distinction both here at home and abroad in Iraq,” Albury attorneys JaneAnne Murray and Joshua Dratel said in a statement provided to the Star Tribune in Minneapolis.

“He accepts full responsibility for the conduct set forth in the Information. We would like to add that as the only African-American FBI field agent in Minnesota, Mr. Albury’s actions were driven by a conscientious commitment to long-term national security and addressing the well-documented systemic biases within the FBI.”



Anonymous said...

Why the race card?

Anonymous said...

Race is now a defense ?

lmclain said...

The laws about revealing clasifed information do NOT (and he knows it) leave any - ANY - wiggle room for people to leak info because they are black or gay or Democrat or head of the FBI.
Those laws don't give a crap about WHY you did it.
They DO, however, specify prison terms.

The caveat becomes whether or not you are protected by
Two Sets of Laws.

Keep cheering.