An Air National Guardsman accused of sharing classified documents on social media was repeatedly warned by his superiors about mishandling classified information, according to prosecutors.
Prosecutors claim that the Air National Guardsman, Jack Teixeira, accused of sharing classified documents on social media, was repeatedly warned by his superiors in the Air Force about mishandling classified information. In court documents, prosecutors stated that Teixeira’s disregard for his obligation to protect classified information became evident even after being admonished twice by his superiors. The disclosure of this information comes just before a federal magistrate judge is set to decide whether Teixeira should remain in custody until his trial. Teixeira’s defense lawyers have requested his release to his father’s custody, arguing that he had no intention of disrupting U.S. geopolitical affairs. Prosecutors provided three Air Force memorandums documenting Teixeira’s alleged misconduct with classified information. Teixeira has been accused of leaking classified documents over several months to a closed online community on Discord.