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Minneapolis FBI agent charged over leak to the media

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A Minnesota-based FBI agent has been charged by the Justice Department with leaking confidential information to the media.

Terry J. Albury, a special agent at the FBI's Minneapolis office, is the subject of federal charges filed in Minnesota this week.

It comes amid a wider effort by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to crack down on leaks within the Justice Department.

He is facing two charges, one of which relates to him allegedly leaking to a national outlet information detailing how the FBI assesses confidential informants, as well as a document relating to threats posed by individuals in a Middle Eastern country.

He did this some time from February 2016 and Jan. 31, 2017 "in the District of Minnesota and elsewhere."

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While the publication he leaked it to hasn't been mentioned, the Star Tribune notes how Jan. 31, 2017 was the same day The Intercept published a piece on how the bureau assesses potential informants.

He has also been charged with "unauthorized retention of National Defense Information," after failing to hand over a document "relating to the use of an online platform for recruitment by a specific terrorist group" between Apr. 7 and Aug. 28, 2017.

Sessions in November revealed his department was probing 27 leaks of classified information, CNN reports, which marks a sharp increase in leak investigations compared to previous years.

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