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 Trump hater, as well documented on her Twitter account.
— Sara Winners (@Reezlie) November 11, 2016
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.
I can't imagine having kids, i worry enough about the impact of #climatechange on my cats
— Sara Winners (@Reezlie) November 4, 2016
Tweeted to rapper Kanye West that “being white is terrorism.”
@kanyewest you should make a shirt that says, "being white is terrorism"
— Sara Winners (@Reezlie) February 26, 2017
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.