Anti-Trumper Arrested for Leaking Top-Secret Info
DOJ has charged a government defense contractor with leaking classified documents to a news outlet.
A 25-year-old government contractor, Reality Leigh Winner (yes, that’s her name, in reality), has been arrested and charged by the Justice Department for illegally handling and leaking top secret national security information. Having previously served in the U.S. Air Force, this past February, Winner took her top secret job with defense contractor Pluribus International working at Fort Gordon in Augusta, Georgia. She is alleged to have copied a classified top secret document from the National Security Agency on May 9th and sent it to The Intercept, which subsequently published the report. The document revealed that Russia had made attempts at hacking U.S. voting systems prior to the election.
The DOJ stated, “Winner admitted intentionally identifying and printing the classified intelligence reporting at issue despite not having a ‘need to know,’ and with knowledge that the intelligence reporting was classified. Winner further admitted removing the classified intelligence reporting from her office space, retaining it, and mailing it from Augusta, Georgia, to the news outlet, which she knew was not authorized to receive or possess the documents.”
That’s not all. Winner’s Facebook and Twitter accounts reveal her to be a fairly rabid leftist. “The most dangerous entry to this country was the orange fascist we let into the white house,” she tweeted. She’s a Bernie Sanders supporter and is strongly opinionated on leftist hot-button issues. Other social media posts include statements like “CLIMATE CHANGE is the biggest threat facing us all,” and that anger over flag burning was “white privilege at its finest.” It’s pretty clear that Winner was motivated by her anti-Trump sentiments to attempt to further the Resistance™ cause by leaking this top secret information. If convicted, she faces up to 10 years in prison. So in reality, she’s not a winner.