Yet he "maintained that he had never disclosed to REPORTER #2 classified information or information that he learned as Director of Security for the (Committee) that was not otherwise publicly available".
The agents said they were investigating unauthorized leaks.
Brad Dayspring, a Politico spokesman, said in a statement: "Ms. Watkins' primary beat during her short time at POLITICO was not the Senate Intelligence Committee, which we had two reporters covering, but national security and law enforcement, including topics relating to China, global spy games, and Cuba".
The FBI asserted that Wolfe had helped Watkins with articles while they were dating but Watkins said Wolfe was not a source of classified information during their relationship, according to the Times.
Watkins wrote an article a year ago, for example, revealing that former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page passed documents to a Russian intelligence operative in 2013. Recently, he demanded immunity from Congress as a condition for answering questions about the actions of the Justice Department under his leadership.
Wolfe is also accused of making false statements about providing "non-public information related to matters occurring before the [Senate Intelligence Committee]" to two additional reporters. Watkins is suspected of receiving information from Wolfe, who she was in a relationship with for three years.
Federal prosecutors obtained reporters' records in several cases under President Barack Obama, but the Justice Department in Obama's second term adopted rules created to shield reporters in many circumstances. The Department of Justice (DOJ) said he lied about his relationship with the reporter and about revealing information to her.
"We were made aware of the investigation late previous year, and have fully cooperated with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice since then", Burr's statement said. The committee is one of multiple congressional panels investigating potential ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.
Wolfe is expected to make his initial appearance in federal court Friday morning. A former top aide to the committee has been charged with three counts of making false statements to federal authorities.
A Justice Department indictment released Friday spells out the Watkins-Wolfe timeline.
The court papers indicate Watkins and Wolfe had a "personal relationship" dating back to 2014.
Despite his denial, the indictment alleges, Wolfe "had, in truth, engaged in extensive contact with multiple reporters", adding that he was "conveying to at least two reporters information about" a person referred to in the documents only as "MALE-1".
But the government says that Wolfe was in frequent communication with several journalists by phone, through encrypted messaging apps and in meetings at bars and restaurants. Yet, one person should be especially discomforted by the indictment: former Federal Bureau of Investigation deputy director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeAct like a spy, talk like a spy, they'll call you an informant Draft of DOJ watchdog report says Comey defied authority: reportThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by PhRMA - Primary results give both parties hopes for November MORE. I always tried to give you as much Information (sic) that I could and to do the right thing with it so you could get that scoop before anyone else.
In a statement, Watkins' attorney, Mark J. MacDougall, called the seizure of his client's telephone records "disconcerting".
"Any time that a journalist's ability to do their job is threatened in a manner such as this, it's a major concern", Politico spokesman Brad Dayspring said, according to the organization.
President Trump is notoriously obsessed with stopping leaks (unless he's doing the leaking) and now, in what may be a first for his administration, his Justice Department has seized a reporter's data as part of a leak investigation. President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have decried such disclosures, with Sessions saying in August that the number of leak of criminal leak probes had more than tripled in the early months of the Trump administration.
"I have this warning for would-be leakers: Don't do it", Sessions said.
"Mr. Wolfe's alleged conduct is a betrayal of the extraordinary public trust that had been placed in him".
The Fiver Star Movement on the other hand is the party of the south because the voters mainly come from this region. Salvini wants to undo or at least drastically revamp pension reform that raised retirement ages.
Johnson's story first caught the reality television star's eye after she saw a short video about the case posted on social media. Johnson's case meets the criteria for clemency, but President Barack Obama passed over her case three times.
The man next door leaned over the wall of the balcony and tried to keep the child, but it was evident that he did manage to bad. The report went on to say Mr Gassama had moved to France only months earlier in search of somewhere to build his life.
Here are the 5 big things Tesla are doing right now. "I do have an issue with time", Musk said, according to Detroit News . This was in spite of some stakeholders raising concern that a board with these directors lacked independence.
The beleaguered retailer said it will close 15 Kmart stores and 48 Sears stores will be closing in early September 2018. In the latest period, Sears said roughly two-thirds of its sales decline was tied to store closures.
Even more, they'd have to do it at the Oracle Arena - a place the Warriors have gone 7-1 in throughout these playoffs. Up 3-1 against the feisty Jazz, Paul acknowledged that those kinds of leads haven't been kind to him in the past.
Cameras captured Johnson's reunion with family members Wednesday night after a van transported her outside the prison. Johnson says she already has plans to work, wants to write plays and catch up where she left off.
The levy on petrol has risen by nearly 238 per cent from Rs 5.75 per litre in May 2014 to Rs 19.48 per litre now. Petrol and diesel prices were cut marginally for the second straight day, after 16 consecutive hikes.
The Warriors are on their fourth appearance, and they got better after their second with the addition of Durant. Golden State will now have four chances to wrap up its title starting with Game 4 on Friday night.
President Donald Trump waves while walking away after speaking to the media, as he walks to the Marine One helicopter on Friday. Add North Korea as an interest to stay up to date on the latest North Korea news, video, and analysis from ABC News.
Looking at the bigger picture, Nadal hadn't ceded a set in Paris since 2015, when he lost to Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals. The Romanian broke serve six times against a player who made the semi-finals at the Australian Open in January.
Morneau has called the steel and aluminum tariffs "absurd", because Canada is by no means a security risk to the U.S. Barry Zekelman, the CEO of Atlas Tube, says the new tariffs are not necessarily about steel.
The South Korean President is hopeful that among the items discussed at the summit will be a definitive end to the Korean War. USA officials familiar with planning said he was scheduled to meet with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday.
Until now, doctors didn't know for sure whether to offer chemotherapy to a large percentage of patients with early stage cancer. Patients were randomly assigned to receive chemotherapy followed by hormonal therapy or hormone therapy alone.
Grab your Nintendo Switch and get ready for a new adventure! You can also partake in mini-games when transferring Pokemon over. Both games are due for release in 2018, but obviously, there will be far more excitement around the main Pokemon game release.
It had winds of up to 60 miles per hour and was expected to increase to tropical storm conditions as it gets closer to shore. Onshore areas along the coast also account for about 45 percent of US refining capacity and 51 percent of gas processing.
After arriving at the palace, the royals assembled on the Buckingham Palace balcony to watch a fly-by by the Royal Air Force. Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan Duchess of Sussex attend the Trooping the Color ceremony in London, June 9, 2018 .
I want to put players on the pitch next season that want to be in a different league and understand the challenges of that league. Shaqiri's future, though, may not be sorted out imminently as he is heading to the World Cup in Russian Federation next week.
In Singapore, a black Kate Spade New York Women's Watson Lane Sam Tote off e-commerce site Lazada costs around $500. It began by selling handbags before expanding to include clothing, jewelry, bedding, legwear and fragrances.
This measure is part of the traffic department's preparations to implement a royal decree allowing women to drive in Saudi Arabia. Driving schools are also being set up across the kingdom with some female instructors who learned to drive in other countries.
Steel imports from those countries will now be subject to a 25% tariff, and aluminum imports will be subject to a 10% tariff. Trudeau stated that the tariffs would remain in place unless the USA removed its own set of tariffs.
He's said that the eviction from his parents' house is in retaliation for his losing visitation and that he was a good father. Local media report he left the house in Camillus, N.Y., just four hours before his high noon deadline to depart.
The past 13 champions and 18 of the last 22 have been Indian-American, and that trend could easily continue. Third place gets $20,000, fourth gets $10,000, fifth gets $5,000, and sixth will receive $2,500.
That hurts the companies and can lead to more expensive consumer prices, economists say. "They're critical for national security". Dissatisfied with the negotiations, Trump lifted the exemptions, in a move likely to provoke counteraction from trade allies.
A ministry statement said that the two vessels were suspected of engaging in offshore ship-to-ship transfers banned under U.N. South Korea's Yonhap News Agency said he was to arrive in NY on Wednesday.
Facebook has admitted that Russian groups bought ads on its service in an effort to influence the 2016 USA presidential election. Varadkar's government now plans to quickly draw up legislation allowing abortions in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.