Daniel Everette Hale

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Daniel Everette Hale is an American intelligence analyst who is charged with leaking secret documents.[1] Hale, who held the rank of airman, when he worked for the US Air Force later worked as a contractor for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).[2][3]

The Associated Press noted that Jesselyn Radack, his lawyer, specialized in defending whistleblowers.[3] Radack described Hale as a "classic whistleblower".


  1. Veronica Stracqualursi, David Shortell, Tammy Kupperman (2019-05-09). "Former intelligence analyst charged with leaking classified docs to reporter". CNN (Washington DC). https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/09/politics/national-security-agency-daniel-everette-hale/index.html. Retrieved 2019-05-10. "He is accused, in part, of printing 36 documents from his NGA computer in 2014, including 23 unrelated to his duties at the agency, and providing 'at least 17 to the reporter and/or the reporter's online news outlet, which published the documents in whole or in part. Eleven of the published documents were classified as Top Secret or Secret and marked as such.'" 
  2. Bill Chappell (2019-05-09). "U.S. Charges Former Intelligence Analyst With Leaking Classified Data To Reporter". National Public Radio. https://www.npr.org/2019/05/09/721737050/u-s-charges-former-intelligence-analyst-with-leaking-classified-data-to-reporter. Retrieved 2019-05-10. "Federal agents have arrested a former intelligence analyst and charged him with giving classified information to a reporter. The Justice Department says Daniel Everette Hale, 31, of Nashville, Tenn., used his top-secret computer to print out dozens of documents related to counterterrorism operations while working as a contractor for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, or NGA." 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Ex-U.S. intelligence analyst charged with leaks to reporter". London Free Press (Alexandria, Virginia). 2019-05-09. https://lfpress.com/news/crime/ex-u-s-air-force-intelligence-analyst-charged-with-leaks-to-reporter/wcm/7ccd566f-f77e-46d3-9ce5-7e2f45aec5cf. Retrieved 2019-05-10. "The indictment says Hale began communications with a reporter in 2013 while at the Air Force and continued communications after going to NGA. According to the indictment, Hale provided 11 Top Secret or Secret documents to the reporter and his online news outlet. Those documents were later published either in whole or in part."