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Full list: The leaked Trump transition vetting documents

Nearly 100 internal Trump transition vetting documents were leaked to "Axios on HBO," identifying a host of "red flags" about officials who went on to get Trump administration jobs and others who never had an administration materialize.

Intelligence analyst charged for leaking to Intercept reporter

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Former intelligence analyst Daniel Everette Hale was indicted for allegedly providing classified documents related to drone warfare to a reporter in 2014 while working at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). Descriptions of that reporter match Jeremy Scahill, a founding editor of the Intercept, the Washington Post reports.

Why it matters: This is at least the third time an Intercept source has been arrested for leaking classified documents. NSA contractor Reality Winner leaked a classified NSA document on Russian meddling in the U.S. election to The Intercept in 2017, while ex-FBI agent Terry Albury was arrested in 2018 for leaking documents about the bureau's informant recruiting.. These arrests underscore the risk posed to sources involved in national security stories.