Some of the photos contained random items and furniture that may have given investigators a clue on his identity.
Despite the sensitive information contained in the documents, the suspect apparently did not intend to be a whistleblower according to The New York Times, members of Thug Shaker Central, the original Discord server, say the documents were never intended to be shared outside of their small group.
The FBI has made an arrest in connection to a recent leak of classified documents that revealed sensitive details about the war in Ukraine and other US intelligence matters, apprehending a young Massachusetts Air National Guard member on Thursday, April 13th. 21yearold Jack Teixeira, who holds the rank of airman first class, allegedly shared the files to a Discord server primarily dedicated to Minecraft.
According to The Washington Post, he first transcribed the documents manually when he started sharing them late last year before posting photos of the classified materials themselves.
The Justice Department has arrested Jack Douglas Teixeira in connection with an investigation into alleged unauthorized removal, retention, and transmission of classified national defense information, Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a statement issued by the Justice Department.
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