Federal Grand Jury Indicts Accused NSA Leaker Reality Winner


Victor grew up in Kingsville, Texas, and enlisted in the Air Force after graduating from high school. Davis called victor "a good kid" with "a great big heart" who followed her older sibling into the Air Force.

Reality Winner, the 25-year-old government contractor charged this week with leaking top secret information to the press, intends to plead not guilty at her detention hearing on Thursday, according to her court-appointed attorney, Titus Nichols. That material, presumably because of the timing of Winner's arrest, is an NSA report about efforts by Russian military intelligence to execute a cyberattack on an American election software company, as well as sending "spear-phishing" emails to local election officials, just before the presidential election.

Garrick's affidavit said he interviewed victor at her home Saturday and she "admitted intentionally identifying and printing the classified intelligence reporting at issue" and mailing it to the news outlet.

The leak investigation was brief, officials say.

This June 2017 photo released by the Lincoln County (Ga.) Sheriff's Office, shows Reality Winner.

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Victor had top security clearance from her time serving in the Air Force for six years.

Victor lived in a small rented home about a five-minute drive from the famed Augusta National Golf Club.

And there was a notation in one notebook, Solari said in which victor purportedly wrote, "I want to burn the White House down". The feds now claim Winner's acts of resistance went well beyond critical social media posting. "I don't even have a job right now and I donated". She is an Air Force Veteran who speaks three other languages: Dari, Farsi, and Pashto. "She's never ever given me any kind of indication that she was in favor of that at all", her mother said. But with no prior history, that can't be said of victor.

Her parents want to show the side they know and love about their daughter.

"The important thing is making sure she receives a fair trial". Who with her cat and serving her family a vegetarian meal of barbecued jackfruit.

Prosecutors on Monday announced that they had charged victor with sharing top-secret material with a media outlet.

"She was terrified, she was scared", her mother said.

Winner's mother told CNN that her daughter isn't especially political and is struggling with the situation. "A young woman into fitness, seen here on Facebook discussing yoga instruction and competing in weightlifting", he noted.

The news outlet provided the USA government agency with a copy of the document, according to the complaint. "A lot of us think more information should be made public, but the solution can't be individuals putting out tidbits of information haphazardly without appreciating how much damage can be done".

"I love her. I love her with all my heart and being", she said. She said her dealings with victor were all cordial and professional.

She "liked' a tweet from the hacking group Anonymous in November that hinted at hacking a Mac computer the then-President-elect was using". The Reporter contacted the Contractor via text message and asked him to review certain documents. "I don't know what she did when she went to work". "I don't know how to explain it". The U.S. Government Agency determined that six individuals printed this reporting. They were accepted, Clarke says, but neither the Obama administration nor Trump administration appears to have implemented them.

Winner, a contractor with Pluribus International Corporation, was arrested last Saturday after reportedly starting work for a government agency in Georgia in February. On Instagram, where she used the name @Reezlie, same as her Twitter handle, she mostly posted selfies from the gym or photos of food. "The same is true of the FBI's claims about how it came to arrest victor". If it had not been leaked, the public would still have nearly no inkling about how diligently Russian hackers worked to penetrate U.S. voting systems in the view of the USA intelligence community.