Jonathan Toebbe, a former nuclear engineer with the US Navy, pleaded guilty on Monday to trying to sell nuclear secrets to a foreign country.
Toebbe and his wife, Diana, were arrested in Oct. 2021 after allegedly attempting to "dead drop" classified documents at a pre-arranged location in West Virginia.
The Toebbes were a regular American couple, and their turn to treason and betrayal was a surprise for everyone. It can only be explained by a sense of disillusionment with US politics and years of economic hardship.
The Toebbes were both registered Democrats, and Diana Toebbe was a member of the liberal, radical feminist, anti-Trump "Resistance." They should have been charged with domestic terrorism, not just espionage.