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U.S. Officials Have Examined Whether Alleged Doc Leaker Had Foreign Links

The investigators continue to consider every avenue to understand his motives

U.S. investigators have examined whether the man charged with leaking a trove of classified documents interacted with anyone from a foreign country or government before posting it online, according to three people familiar with the probe.

There is no clear public evidence that Jack Teixeira, a 21-year-old member of the Massachusetts Air National Guard, held such connections or was a part of an organized foreign operation, as some U.S. and Ukrainian officials have suggested.

But the Biden administration and law enforcement agencies have looked for any contact he had with foreigners as part of a wider investigation into the motivations and intent behind his alleged leaking of the classified information, the people said. They, like others in this story, were granted anonymity to speak freely about an ongoing investigation.

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