Who is Reality Leigh Winner?
She’s a 25-year-old National Security Agency (NSA) contractor who was arrested for allegedly leaking a top secret report to news outlet The Intercept.
On Monday, she was charged after the FBI arrested her Saturday at her home in Augusta, Georgia. She faces up to 10 years in prison for the classified leak, according to CNN. She’s back in court on Thursday.
Winner was accused of leaking a report that showed Russian intelligence tried to hack U.S. voting systems before the election in NovemberThe Intercept shared printed pages of the report, and the folds and creases in the documents gave away that they had been “printed and hand-carried out of a secured space.” From that, the agency saw six people had printed the report and then tracked down the one person from the group who had emailed the news outlet. Read more…