No. The man was clearly willing to proffer treason. Moreover, he failed to report an approach by what he thought was a foreign intelligence service. I guess most of you folks do not understand the responsibilities of a security clearance. I know a husband and wife who cannot tell each other what they are working on. They know they can't even ask.
U.S. sanctions Russia's state-owned arms exporter Rosoboronexport (Reuters)
from the article: U.S. arrests ex-NASA scientist over bid to spy for Israel