How the suspected NSA leaker Reality Leigh Winner was caught

Frederick Owens
June 8, 2017

Investigators said they narrowed down the suspects after they noticed crease marks on the leaked documents, which indicated "they had been printed and hand-carried out of a secured space". "But I'm terrified for her right now because of the news, the climate, the social media". No, that is not Reality.

USA intelligence agencies declined to comment.

The report said Russian military intelligence "executed cyber espionage operations against a named US company in August 2016 evidently to obtain information on elections-related software and hardware solutions, according to information that became available in April 2017". In it, The Intercept accuses Russian Federation of executing a cyberattack on at least one US voting software supplier just days prior to the last November's presidential election.

In January, the Obama administration said that Russian Federation tried to undermine America's confidence in its election process. "She served with distinction in one of the highest classified jobs in the Air Force". She served her country.

Famous instances of classified document release and leaking might bring to mind names like Chelsea Manning, who was recently released from prison after being sentenced for leaking almost 3 million classified documents to Wikileaks, and Edward Snowden, who sought sanctuary in Russian Federation after his release of classified NSA information that revealed just how much the US was actually spying on its own citizens.

Winner's attorney, Titus Nichols, referred questions about the significance of what was seized to the federal government.

Actually she used to take the original documents and sell it to the news outlet sites.

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In that conversation, according to the affidavit, victor acknowledged that "she knew the contents of the reporting could be used to the injury of the United States and to the advantage of a foreign nation". She's never ran away from anything in her life.

"She was terrified, she was scared", her mother said. "I don't know how to explain it". As a contractor for the NSA with Pluribus International Corporation, Winner held top security clearance. On a Twitter handle believed to be hers, there's a post calling Trump an "orange fascist". Trump himself has repeatedly said he intends to crack down on leaks and prosecute any who are responsible for them.

"I think she's doing OK", she said, adding, "I just want her to be treated fair".

After leaving the Air Force, she went to work for a private contractor that did work for the NSA. "I hope that all of America is watching this so closely so that nothing happens".

Winner's tweets indicate she has strong progressive political leanings and even seemingly disavows her own race.

"My client has no (criminal) history, so it's not as if she has a pattern of having done anything like this before", Nichols told the Associated Press.

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