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Former Senate Aide Charged With Lying To FBI About Contacts With Reporters

A grand jury indictment alleges

James A. Wolfe, a former top aide to the Senate Intelligence Committee, has been arrested and charged with multiple counts of lying to the FBI about contacts with multiple reporters as part of the Justice Department's stepped up investigation of high-level leaks.

Wolfe was the director of security for the Senate committee for about 29 years, working for both Republicans and Democrats. He was responsible for receiving, maintaining and managing classified material that passed between the White House and Senate lawmakers.

The Associated Press notes, "Though Wolfe is not charged with disclosing classified information, prosecutors say he was in regular contact with multiple journalists who

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