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2227, 05 Jun 17

Leaker Charged


(CNN)The Justice Department announced charges Monday against a federal contractor with Top Secret security clearance, after she allegedly leaked classified information to an online media outlet.

Reality Leigh Winner, 25, a contractor with Pluribus International Corporation in Georgia, is accused of “removing classified material from a government facility and mailing it to a news outlet,” according to a federal complaint.
CNN is told by sources that the document Winner allegedly leaked is the same one used as the basis for the article published Monday by The Intercept, detailing a classified National Security Agency memo. The NSA report, dated May 5, provides details of a 2016 Russian military intelligence cyberattack on a US voting software supplier, though there is no evidence that any votes were affected by the hack.
I don’t care if it’s a first offense. I don’t care what her motives were. This was classified information and she knew the rules. We must throw the book at her. This is a time when the prosecution is not only about punishing this perpetrator, but about sending a stern message to other potential leakers that we take our national secrets seriously and the punishment for leaking them is severe.

2227, 05 June 2017

1 Comment

  1. billphoto

    Winner faces 10 years in jail if convicted.  I agree with Owen, leakers like her need to be sent to prison.

    Reports about the woman’s Facebook profile are starting to surface.  Apparently she was a Bernie Sanders supporter and a global warming alarmist who hated President Trump but I could not find her FB page.  From what little credible information I have found is she is on the left side of the political spectrum.

    What I do not understand is why liberals feel they are our better.  Being more clever and superior than us does not translate into a license to just do whatever they want without consequence for their actions.

    BTW-I don’t mean to trigger the snowflakes.  I think there are a lot of “Republicans” that fit into this ‘superior than us” category.  Maybe licentious people would be a better description.

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