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Unsolved Mystery: Could a Former US Guardsman Still Possess Secrets?

by Joshua Brown
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A 21-year-old man named Jack Teixeira is being accused of leaking very serious military documents. According to prosecutors, Jack had a collection of weapons and had talked about violence and murder on a social media platform plus he also mentioned something about an “assassination van.”

Recently, it has come to light that Teixeira had access to a lot of important and sensitive information. It is also possible that he still holds some classified documents that haven’t been released yet. The Air Force unit in this situation has lost the ability to use specific intel. Teixeira wanted to join the military but changed his mind later. Chatting online through gaming systems can sometimes be a security risk for the US military.

The Air Force on Wednesday said they suspended the commander of the 102nd Intelligence Support Squadron and the administrative commander who managed the unit that was activated under federal orders. They also took away their access to special information and systems.

Court documents were asking a judge to not let Teixeira out of prison. It talked about how he had caused problems in high school by talking about bombs and saying bad things about people because of their race.

The prosecutors say that he is still a big danger to our country’s security and he might try to escape, so investigators are looking into whether he has any secret files or information stored either on his computer or somewhere else.

Prosecutors wrote that nothing can guarantee the Defendant will not share more of the information he still knows or holds onto. The harm that’s already been done to U.S National Security is immense, and the additional damage the Defendant can cause is incredibly severe.

Teixeira has been in jail since he was arrested a few weeks ago because of something to do with an important leak. His lawyers think he should be let out and live with his dad, but they haven’t done anything yet to make that happen.

Teixeira has been accused of keeping and sharing secret information about national defense without permission. He hasn’t said how he pleads yet, and his lawyer didn’t want to talk to news reporters after last week’s court hearing.

He is accused of giving away very important and confidential documents about top secret military projects on Discord, a popular website used by gamers. His actions surprised military leaders, caused global shock, and made people wonder how America keeps its secrets safe.

Prosecutors have said that Teixeira, who owns several guns, has been dangerous for the community. He has talked about murder and violence on an online platform where he shared certain materials. In February, he even told someone else that he was thinking of making a minivan into a vehicle used to commit assassinations.

Prosecutors are accusing Teixeira of trying to hide evidence by throwing away his laptop, tablet and Xbox. When police looked inside the trash can at his house, they found these items smashed into pieces.

Teixeira was supposed to have a court hearing last week, but it got pushed back because his lawyers could not get ready on time. Teixeira has been in prison since April 13th and he went to court anyway just to say he didn’t need the preliminary hearing.

Recently, some secret documents were revealed that showed how the United States and NATO are helping Ukraine. The documents also included information on how US allies could damage their relationships with other countries. In particular, these papers showed exact where Russia and Ukraine were fighting each other in February and March and they even listed the number of weapons both sides used.

The reason why the guy, Teixeira, did this has not been revealed. The people from his Discord group said that he just wanted to show off instead of trying to tell the public about US military operations or changing American rules.

The Justice Department is still investigating the issue and the Pentagon (US Defense Agency) is going to check who can access secret intelligence so that something like this doesn’t happen again.

The FBI got stuff from Discord that let investigators find Teixeira. He had joined the Air National Guard in September 2019.

In the Air National Guard, Teixeira’s job was IT specialist for their communications networks. He had special security clearance which meant he was able to access and protect the network from dangers, according to a defense official.

Investigators found out that Teixeira led a chat group on Discord called Thug Shaker Central, where people shared gun-related information, jokes and discussed wars, such as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

A user from Discord told the FBI that someone with a username linked to Teixeira had started sharing what seemed like secret information back in December.

On April 6th, The New York Times wrote about someone stealing confidential documents. The FBI noticed that Teixeira was searching for the word “leak” in a private system. This is believed to be due to the fact that he wanted to find out who took the documents.

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