We’re Washington Post journalists who spent months reporting on one of the biggest leaks of government secrets in U.S. history and Jack Teixeira’s possible motivations. Ask us anything.
I’m Shane Harris, an intelligence and national security reporter at The Washington Post, where I cover the CIA and other U.S. spy agencies. My colleague Sam Oakford and I obtained hundreds of classified documents that Jack Teixeira allegedly shared on Discord. Sam and I, working with our partners at PBS Frontline, spent several months investigating Teixeira’s online world to understand who he is and why he allegedly shared this classified information with his friends.
I’m Samuel Oakford, a visual forensics journalist at The Washington Post with a background in open source reporting. Shane and I obtaining hundreds of classified documents allegedly shared on Discord by Jack Teixeira. We never stopped reporting on his story, and along with Chris, spent months charting the online world of Teixeira, tracking down his friends to better understand what set the stage for the alleged leaking. In that journey we were lucky to partner with filmmakers Tom Jennings and Annie Wong on a PBS Frontline documentary about the case, which aired this week and you can stream now!
I'm Chris Dehghanpoor, an investigative reporter at The Washington Post that specializes in open source reporting. I worked alongside Shane and Sam as we scoured the internet for clues and mapped out Jack Teixeira's online footprint.
Watch our investigation into how Teixeira allegedly leaked the classified documents on the Discord chat platform. With PBS Frontline, we examine Jack Teixeira’s alleged leak of national security secrets, why he wasn’t stopped and the role of platforms like Discord: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2023/12/11/discord-leaks-documentary/
And read our series of stories, starting here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2023/12/11/jack-teixeira-discord-leaks/?pwapi_token=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJyZWFzb24iOiJnaWZ0IiwibmJmIjoxNzAyNDQzNjAwLCJpc3MiOiJzdWJzY3JpcHRpb25zIiwiZXhwIjoxNzAzODI1OTk5LCJpYXQiOjE3MDI0NDM2MDAsImp0aSI6IjRkM2RlOTMzLTIyOWItNDY5Zi1iYmEwLWQ4YzE5ZmVkOTNjNyIsInVybCI6Imh0dHBzOi8vd3d3Lndhc2hpbmd0b25wb3N0LmNvbS9uYXRpb25hbC1zZWN1cml0eS8yMDIzLzEyLzExL2phY2stdGVpeGVpcmEtZGlzY29yZC1sZWFrcy8ifQ.qIJtAOL5-5WLGxB3aJ8ueYnw8cGPHLpkWMqh5D_LqZE
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