Washington Post: Alleged Pentagon Document Leaker Person Worked on U.S. Military Base
The leaker was described as a lonely young man and gun enthusiast
The individual behind a massive leak of classified U.S. military documents worked on a military base and posted sensitive national security secrets in an online group of acquaintances, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.
The reporting, which CNN could not independently verify, covers new ground in identifying the supposed leaker of highly classified documents – including some that paint a pessimistic U.S. view of the war in Ukraine – and provides the first known details about who may be behind a major national security breach that has rocked Washington in recent days.
The leaker, described in The Washington Post story as a lonely young man and gun enthusiast, was part of a chatroom of about two dozen people on Discord, a social media platform popular with video gamers, that shared a love of guns and military gear, the newspaper reported, citing an interview with the leaker's friend who was also part of the group.
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