Personally, I don't care if someone opts for gender reassignment treatments or if tax payers have to pay for inmates' needed medical care. I am just appalled by this person's nerve; to commit treason on the US while holding a top military security clearance and accepting a US military paycheck. Then wants leniency on the grounds...anything. Kick rocks.
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
Who else do you expect would do something like that?

There were plenty of double agents during the cold war on all sides (plus other conflicts) who believed their own country was doing wrong and thought the other side was some sort of utopia.

Plus finding a leniency excuse is what your lawyer is expected to do. Judges aren't stupid.
Originally Posted by Blueblood
I can accept blowing the whistle on something you deem unethical. But man up (or woman or whatever) and resign your position w/in the organization, stop collecting the paychecks and benefits and come forward to voice your objection. Stop being so spineless.

Was he/she actually concerned w/ someone's safety? Or just trying to gratify him/herself by causing a big, embarrassing scandal?

Clerarly this is a very dishonorable, unscrupulous person and he had no business wearing the uniform.

(I say he/she bc when he/she was actively serving, he was known as a he.)