This photo illustration created on April 13, 2023, shows the suspect, national guardsman Jack Teixeira, reflected in an image of the Pentagon in Washington, DC.InternationalIndiaAfricaWASHINGTON (Sputnik) – A US judge has granted a request by the lawyer of suspected Pentagon leaker Jack Teixeira to postpone his detention hearing for two weeks to allow more time to prepare, a court document showed on Wednesday. “Now comes the defendant Jack Douglas Teixeira with the assent of the government and moves this Honorable Court to continue the detention hearing scheduled for April 19, 2023 for approximately two weeks to a date convenient to the Court and parties. In support thereof, the defense requires more time to address the issues presented by the government’s request for detention,” the document said.According to the court documents, Teixeira has waived his right to a preliminary hearing.”A magistrate judge has informed me of my right to a preliminary hearing,” Teixeira said in signed documents submitted to the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts. “I agree to waive my right to a preliminary hearing.”In the United States, preliminary hearings are ordinarily scheduled within 21 days of a criminal suspect’s initial appearance in court. During such hearings, prosecutors must show that there is enough evidence to charge the defendant and proceed to a trial.Last week, the FBI arrested Jack Teixeira, a 21-year-old member of the US Air Force National Guard, for his alleged involvement in leaking classified US defense documents online. A federal court in Boston charged Teixeira with the unauthorized retention, removal and transmission of classified information, and ordered him to remain in custody until the next hearing.The Justice Department is leading an investigation into the leak, while the Pentagon is focused on reviewing classified material access protocols, Singh said.AmericasWho’s Jack Teixeira, the Alleged Pentagon Leaker Arrested Thursday?14 April, 04:14 GMTA package of top secret US Department of Defense documents has been leaked online in the recent weeks, disclosing some of Washington’s highly classified military analysis and showing that the US was spying not only on its opponents but also on its allies. The leakage sparked deep concern among US officials, who fear that the situation might endanger the US’s sources and undermine important international ties.


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