Jack Teixeira pleads guilty to classified docs leak

by ian

Jack Teixeira, the former National Guardsman who leaked Pentagon classified documents last year, pleaded guilty earlier today.

The 22-year-old was arrested in April of 2023 after leaking a trove of classified military documents and posting them online. The leak allegedly revealed top-level intelligence concerning the war in Ukraine.

Teixeira initially pleaded not guilty to six counts of willful retention and transmission of national defense information. But he changed his tune earlier today and, in turn, prosecutors agreed not to charge him with additional counts under the Espionage Act.

Teixeira is facing 16 years in prison.