Wait, so the FBI actually DOES arrest people for espionage. https://t.co/plb9vEzWnq
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) August 1, 2016
An employee of the FBI has been arrested on charges of suspected espionage:
JUST IN: FBI employee arrested in New York for allegedly acting as agent of Chinese government, Justice Department official says.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) August 1, 2016
— NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) August 1, 2016
PRC intel penetration of #FBI. Big deal. Bureau has swept these under the rug before, not anymore.
— John Schindler (@20committee) August 1, 2016
But it was unintentional so no reasonable prosecutor would proceed https://t.co/dwn3pc3pVg
— Stacy Pratt (@sjprattlaw) August 1, 2016
You don’t even have to go too deep into snark mode to wonder…
Was this the guy who worked on Hillary's email case because we probably want a redo: https://t.co/suPXzlL1Dv
— He Has Failed (@He_Has_Failed) August 1, 2016
Did He Interview HRC? https://t.co/4eiHwueQ1P
— PatR (@NoParty2016) August 1, 2016
— Tommc55 (@Tommc551) August 1, 2016
The person arrested is reportedly an electronics technician with the bureau’s New York City office:
An electronics technician working in the FBI’s New York City office since 1997 has been charged with making false statements to the FBI regarding contacts with Chinese foreign nationals, prosecutors say.
We’re guessing the “I didn’t intend to break the law” defense wouldn’t work in this case.