Facts to know about Reality Leigh Winner, arrested NSA leaker and Bernie fan

The first NSA leaker to be caught leaking classified intelligence information is 25-year-old Reality Leigh Winner, a Bernie Sanders fan and President Trump hater.

Here are some facts to know about Winner and the information she leaked to The Intercept.

Name: Reality Leigh Winner, of Augusta, Georgia.

Faces prosecution and 10 years in federal prison for leaking classified NSA information to reporters.

Is a Bernie Sanders fan.

Is a Trump hater, as well documented on her Twitter account.

Was a National Security Agency federal contractor working for Pluribus International Corp.

Stole classified documents on May 9, just four days after the National Security Agency published them.

Was the target of a June 5 arrest warrant filed by FBI Special Agent Justin C. Garrick.

Admitted to the FBI she removed a highly classified National Security Agency report about Russian election hacking and gave it to reporters at The Intercept, who published the information in a lengthy expose.

Had top security clearance after just months on the job.

Is so afraid of climate change that she fears having children.

Tweeted to rapper Kanye West that “being white is terrorism.”

Finished U.S. Air Force basic training in March 2011 and is an Air Force veteran.

Is in jail awaiting prosecution on charges that she leaked classified information.

Is charged with a crime.

The prosecution is being handled by Trial Attorney Julie A. Edelstein of the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Security Division’s Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Solari of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Georgia. The investigation is being conducted by the FBI.

9 thoughts on “Facts to know about Reality Leigh Winner, arrested NSA leaker and Bernie fan

  1. There should be a little more focus on the content of what he leaked:

    “Russian General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate actors … executed cyber espionage operations against a named U.S. company in August 2016, evidently to obtain information on elections-related software and hardware solutions. … The actors likely used data obtained from that operation to … launch a voter registration-themed spear-phishing campaign targeting U.S. local government organizations.”

    If true, this is serious. It does not say that Russian Intelligence actors “tried” to execute espionage operations against a software company handling election related information, but that it “executed? operations. IOW, they succeeded! Doesn’t anyone want to know the extent to which they might have messed with our elections? By all means, punish the leaker, but for God’s sake pay attention to what leaked!

  2. I agree she deserves punishment, but what does “Bernie Sanders fan” or “Trump hater” have to do with it?

  3. Very sad when our own citizens plot against the good of our country, isn’t this called treason?

  4. Another brainwashed Liberal , send her to Gitmo , Maybe Bernie will help her
    now that he’s a 1%er …………

    She’s going to feel the ” Burn ” in Federal Prison !!

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