Henry Kyle (Keenan) Frese (born October 27, 1988) was an employee at the Defense Intelligence Agency, between February 2018 and October 2019 where he was assigned to a facility in the Eastern District of Virginia.
On October 9, 2019, Frese was charged with two violations of the Espionage Act under 18 USC 793(d) by a grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia for willful transmission of National Defense Information.
The Justice Department alleges that Frese disclosed the top secret information to newspaper reporters, one of which Justice alleged was a reporter with whom Frese may have been involved in a "romantic relationship," and whom the government referred to as "Journalist 1;" Erik Wemple of the The Washington Post identified the journalist as Amanda Macias, as did The Wall Street Journal, which also identified a second involved journalist as Courtney Kube, a senior reporter for NBC.
On February 20, 2020, Frese pleaded guilty to the willful transmission of Top Secret national defense information.
The Washington Post, News of Australia, and The Spectator all compared Frese's case to that of Senate Intelligence Committee staffer James Wolfe, whom allegedly passed on secrets to Ali Watkins during a romantic relantionship.