NSA Agent Caught Allegedly Stealing Classified Materials

Harold Martin III is accused of pilfering documents and digital media.
1:28 | 10/05/16

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Next to a contractor working for the NSA under arrest this evening accused of stealing top secret material on our nation's security. And then storing it at his home our senior justice correspondent Pierre Thomas on the case tonight. This the home were Harold Martin the third is accused of illegally keeping some of the nation's top secrets stolen from the agency deploying the nation's malls cutting edge intelligence technology. NSA neighbors done. I shot him. Actually no I've seen FBI jackets and please state police. Martin a contractor at the same company that Edwards Snowden work for work is being held at an undisclosed location. After the Argus raid that recovered classified documents and digital media materials so sensitive prosecutors wanted to devote. They would car exceptionally grave damage to the national security of the United States once it's out of NSA. Anyone can get it sources tell ABC news the FBI suspects Martin spoke critical computer codes that the NSA uses to hacked or never a series. So far the FBI sub acute and mark note espionage. With sources tell ABC news this probe is far from over. And Pierre Thomas would us live tonight at pier the FBI says Martin admitted to taking the material. Yes David they claim he acknowledged taking the material when confronted but his tonight his lawyers say that he loves his country and would never be treated. David Pierre Thomas would us tonight here thank you.

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