Supporters Stage Rally for Accused NSA Leaker Reality Winner at Union Square
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 21, 2017,
Jun 21, 2017, 18:44
A young woman accused of leaking US government secrets to a reporter was indicted by a federal grand jury as she awaited a court hearing Thursday to determine whether she must remain jailed pending a trial. She's not a violent person.
In February, in the wake of Trump issuing his ban on travelers from several Muslim majority nations, she said: "the most risky entry to this country was the orange fascist we let into the white house". She was arrested at her home in Augusta on Saturday.
A federal contractor has been arrested following the leak of a classified intelligence report that suggests Russian hackers attacked at least one USA voting software supplier days before last year's presidential election.
Details on The Intercept's report suggest that it was created May 5, 2017 - the same day prosecutors say the materials victor is charged with sharing were created. Davis said she became a linguist, speaking Arabic and Farsi, and spent four years assigned to the NSA at Fort Mead, Maryland. Court records say victor held a top-secret security clearance. She won't be able to go anywhere without being recognized, Nichols said.
Shortly after graduating from high school in Kingsville, Texas, where she was a strong tennis and track and field competitor, she opted for military service.
Victor started working at a Georgian government facility in February as an employee of Pluribus International, a firm based in Alexandria, Virginia.
In the government's criminal complaint against victor, it says it was able to track her down as the leaker because The Intercept showed government officials a copy of the leaked document, which showed signs of having been folded.
Court documents accuse victor of mailing a classified report written on or about May 5 to an unnamed news organization. Who with her cat and serving her family a vegetarian meal of barbecued jackfruit.
"I think they're going to try to make an example out of her because of the political climate right now", Winner-Davis said.
"I think she's trying to be courageous for me".
"Because the NSA logs all printing jobs on its printers, it can use this to match up precisely who printed the document", Graham said in a blog post. If you voted for this piece of (expletive), explain this. Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Justin Garrick said in an affidavit that victor admitted she copied a classified report containing top-secret information and mailed it to an online news organization.
Others said the focusing on the role of the news organization distracts from the more question of whether the leak related to an important public issue. He said the agency that housed the report was able to identify six people - including victor - who had made copies of the report.
The document states that Russian intelligence was privy to "multiple US state or local electoral boards", according to HuffPost.
Investigators said in court records that they wanted to search her property for a variety of computer information as well as possible contacts with media outlets and any possible contacts with "foreign governments, foreign powers, or agents of foreign powers".
Winner, a contractor with Pluribus International Corporation, was arrested last Saturday after reportedly starting work for a government agency in Georgia in February.
Bynum reported from Savannah, Georgia.