US Navy officer caught on the transfer of classified data to Russia


The American military sailor was caught transmitting classified data to Russia, writes The Virginian-Pilot.


The suspect is US Petty Officer Charles Briggs, who worked in the Information and of technologies at the Portsmouth Naval Medical Center. He is accused of transmitting to third parties information of a defense nature that he received from an office computer.

In addition, he is charged with obstruction of justice, as well as possession and viewing of child pornography (these are the most fashionable accusations in the United States, when there is no other evidence). At the same time, what kind of secret information is involved, how exactly Briggs contacted and with whom, it is said only briefly.

However, investigators insist that the sailor was fully aware that the information he received "could harm the United States and benefit another state." The materials clarify that the foreman had access to data related to national security, from October 2018 to January 2019. At that time, Briggs was at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska.

Briggs allegedly provided false information that he did not have “close and lasting relations” with citizens of other states. At the same time, he kept silent about the fact that he was familiar with the Russian and the Italian. He also deceived his leadership when he announced that he would spend his vacation in 2018 in Nebraska, and he went to Serbia.

Briggs is now in custody and awaiting formal charges, due July 22, 2020.

Note that since President Donald Trump settled in the White House in Washington, opponents have not ceased to accuse him of working for Moscow. The US Democratic Party staged a real “witch hunt”, seeking out “Kremlin agents” in all departments and at all levels of government in order to pay attention to Trump every time. Now in the United States, elections and under suspicion may fall any disloyal to the "democrats", even the junior officer rank, would be an occasion.
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  1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 18 July 2020 21: 14
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    Another failure of the SVR of the Russian Federation. The head of the SVR Naryshkin has repeatedly proved his unsuitability to lead the SVR — for a decade there were only failures (recall A. Chapman and more than a dozen young people prepared for deep drilling, etc. ...) It seems that there are constant drains in the SVR with such systematic failures ...
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      123 (123) 18 July 2020 22: 02
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      I was very impressed by the deep analysis and assessment of the SVR's activities. Are you an hour not a veteran? winked Didn't you serve on the Kolchak fronts?
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        General Black (Gennady) 18 July 2020 23: 24
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        He is a Stakhanovite! Eternal!
      2. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 19 July 2020 11: 56
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        Reading the media and drawing conclusions is enough. (All of today's intelligence is 90% based on the media).
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          123 (123) 19 July 2020 12: 11
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          Reading the media and drawing conclusions is enough. (All of today's intelligence is 90% based on the media).

          I would like to repeat the question about the Kolchak front. smile
          Are you sure that all the information you need gets into the media? Try to live for a year, guided by data about the world around you exclusively from the media. I think your life will change dramatically.
          1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 19 July 2020 12: 51
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            The keyword "think", and not all the yellow concoction and pornography should be read .. Talk about "serious" publications, where political events, interstate relations, military-economic reviews, etc. set out with responsibility ... Although sometimes a little curious slips in less serious publications. And, of course, there is no faith in everything, the principle is to consider the opposite materials and divide in half, somewhere the truth will be felt ...
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              123 (123) 19 July 2020 13: 13
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              The keyword "think", and not all the yellow concoction and pornography should be read .. Talk about "serious" publications, where political events, interstate relations, military-economic reviews, etc. set out with responsibility ... Although sometimes a little curious slips in less serious publications. And of course, there is no faith in everything, the principle is to consider the opposite materials and divide in half, somewhere the truth is groping ...

              Brilliant. good I'm really at a loss, how such a simple thought does not occur to specialists? what In the USA, for example, if I am not mistaken, 11 intelligence services are engaged in intelligence. They are now going to read the "Reporter" and switch exclusively to reading "serious publications". winked
              1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 19 July 2020 13: 18
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                By the way, at such sites they deliberately set a topic for discussion, especially military sites, and retirees and not only, they spread such that the intelligence services rub their hands ... Everyone thinks according to their own understanding, convincing is an empty idea ...
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                  123 (123) 19 July 2020 13: 32
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                  By the way, on such sites, they deliberately set a topic for discussion, especially military sites, and retirees, and not only, spread such that intelligence services rub their hands ... Everyone thinks according to their own understanding, convincing is an empty idea ...

                  Retirees laying out "a", an occupation for counterintelligence and a psychiatrist. As a rule," retirees "are adequate people, they gave a signature, for violation, if anything, responsibility is provided, up to criminal.
                  About convincing of this, you are absolutely right, an empty idea. This idea did not take root even among the Balts, even they have intelligence, they do not limit themselves to reading the press.
                  1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 19 July 2020 13: 42
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                    It seems to me that this dispute between an Egyptian and a Chukchi (a Jew with an Arab) is each according to his own interests ... Or rather, each has his own path ...
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                      123 (123) 19 July 2020 13: 44
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                      It seems to me that this dispute between the Egyptian and the Chukchi (Jew and Arab) is each according to his own interests ... Or rather, each has its own path ...

                      Apparently, yes. Work with open sources is not neglected by any intelligence, why you decided that it should be limited to this is not clear to me. request