The wife of the Navy submarine engineer who was charged with spying on the U.S. for an unidentified foreign government is a leftist who organized a babysitter on Facebook with her husband so they could make their last secret drop of stolen intelligence before they were caught by the FBI.
Navy nuclear engineer Jonathan Toebbe, 42, and wife, Diana, 45, appeared in court in Martinsburg, West Virginia, today, and are accused of selling military secrets and classified information about nuclear submarines to an unidentified foreign country.
They were ordered detained without bail until a detention hearing on Friday at 11am. A preliminary examination hearing into their case is slated for Wednesday, October, 20, at 1pm.
The Toebbes, both of whom were represented by court-appointed counsel, could face either life in prison or a fine of $100,000 and five years of supervised release.
The social media account for Diana revealed that she supports 'The Resistance' and Hillary Clinton, and has shared performative posts about the Black Lives Matter movement and 'stopping Donald Trump.'
On July 28, she asked for a babysitter on Facebook to watch her children early on Saturday morning for up to five to six hours.
She then posted an update to the original post, only visible to friends, with the word '*FOUND*', implying a babysitter had been organized.
She and her husband then left their home in Annapolis, Maryland, unaware they were being watched by the FBI and headed to West Virginia.
The agents then witnessed Jonathan place a 32-gigabyte memory card hidden in a sealed Band-Aid wrapper in a container set up as a drop point by an undercover FBI operative, officials said.
The FBI said that Jonathan added a note with the package saying he was interested in selling information on Virginia-class nuclear submarine reactions to a foreign power back when Donald Trump was president.
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