As part of its investigation of Wolfe, the Justice Department seized email and phone records of a New York Times reporter, Ali Watkins, who had a three-year romantic relationship with Wolfe that ended last year.
The newspaper reported Wednesday that it is now reviewing Watkins’ work history, “including the nature of her relationship with Mr. Wolfe, and what she disclosed about it to her prior employers.”
Watkins — who previously worked for the McClatchy Company, the Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, and Politico — told The Times that Wolfe did not leak to her while they were personally involved.
Media advocates have criticized the Justice Department for going after Watkins’ personal communications.
Wolfe, who was placed on leave in December and recently retired from his Senate job, will remain free until his next court date on June 19.
Charlie Gile reported from Washington and Tracy Connor reported from New York