Federal employee Henry Kyle Frese was arrested today for allegedly leaking national security secrets to reporters at CNBC and NBC. One of the reporters was his girlfriend. Read the indictment here.
Frese was a federal employee at the Defense Intelligence Agency. It comes as no surprise that Frese — like so many other federal employees in Washington, D.C. — is full of hatred toward Donald Trump and willing to use his personal power and government job to attack the president and conservatives. Let’s peruse his Twitter feed before it disappears.
Frese went to college and graduate school in Canada. His posts routinely cover national security and foreign affairs issues. They are also vehemently hostile to Donald Trump and his foreign policy. A post just this week regarding Turkey and Syria says, “Once again we remind our current, and any potential future allies, that at some point we will [expletive] them over.” I could find no postings on his Twitter feed regarding the Obama administration meddling in Israel’s elections or striking up a nuclear deal with Iran.
Frese didn’t just hate Trump, he hated those around Trump, including Sebastian Gorka. Upon reading that Gorka would be traveling with Trump, Frese attacked Gorka by posting an imaginary quote from a White House official: “You know what would be good optics right now? SecState travelling with someone who was disgraced from the White House and has clear ties to European white nationalist groups.” Gorka does not have ties to European white nationalist groups.
Frese also doesn’t like Tom Cotton. He didn’t like that Cotton was being considered for director of Central Intelligence.
Frese traveled quite a bit. Every month or two, he could be found hiking Kilimanjaro or sipping beer in an Eastern European capital, visiting London or the low countries, Morocco, Berlin, Australia, all in the space of a year or two. It was quite a travel experience for a lowly federal employee. Perhaps it was work-related, all those different destinations. Excessive foreign travel can be a marker for a national security risk.
Frese would occasionally quibble with “irresponsible” stories about national security matters. He had the audacity to complain about “unnamed armaments experts providing commentary.”
Frese also didn’t like James O’Keefe.
He also had a beef with Senator Marco Rubio citing Psalms.
Frese is most likely being held, for now, in the Alexandria City Jail in Virginia. If he is convicted, he can expect to be living in a federal prison. Nobody should consider his hostility toward President Trump an outlier in the federal civil service. Whether it is a whistleblower wound up about Ukraine or the FBI lovebirds, the civil service still cannot cope with the 2016 election results.
(All images from Frese’s Twitter feed.)