Who is Reality Leigh Winner?

Contractor held in leak aired views online

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) charged a 25-year-old federal contractor on Monday - the same day The Intercept reported on the top-secret information - with leaking a classified document.

A federal court hearing has been scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday in Augusta concerning her detention.

Goitein worries that the charges against victor mean the White House and its allies will get new ammunition in that battle, fueling more disagreement and pushing what she sees as the more serious issue of Russian interference into the background.

Davis said she became a linguist, speaking Arabic and Farsi, and spent four years assigned to the NSA at Fort Mead, Maryland. "From what I've seen of the evidence in this case, based on the Espionage Act, it seems like a compelling case that classified information was disclosed", she said.

Reality Winner is making headlines for being the first person the Trump administration has charged with leaking classified information.

The report was published on an online news website called The Intercept and it talks about how hackers from Russian military tried repeatedly to break into United States voting systems before last year's presidential elections. She has no record.

An affidavit by Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Justin Garrick said the government found out about the leaked documents from the news outlet that received them.

The charges were announced less than an hour after The Intercept news site published a top-secret document from the NSA. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from all matters related to the election after it emerged he met with the Russian ambassador to the USA on at least two occasions a year ago.

In that conversation, according to the affidavit, victor acknowledged that "she knew the contents of the reporting could be used to the injury of the United States and to the advantage of a foreign nation".


"This is very new, very important information", she said.

"Mainly she was concerned about her cat", Winner-Davis said.

Later on, Cooper asked if they were aware what victor did for a living, had access to classified information and if she had been thinking about doing anything like this. And this was a document that detailed the Russian efforts to penetrate the US election system, provides lots of specifics on the details trying to get into a company that makes election software, mailing emails to local election official.

On Tuesday, the Kremlin again denied interfering in the election.

Law enforcement sources say voter databases nationwide were targeted by Russian hackers over a six-month period ahead of the election.

The Intercept published a story Monday detailing a National Security Agency report on Russian meddling that was the subject of the classified intelligence allegedly leaked.

Namely, that US intelligence has evidence that individuals at the highest echelons of power in the Kremlin sought to undermine the very machinery of American democracy.

Twenty-five-year old Reality Leigh Winner is accused of leaking a document about Russian hacking of US electoral systems.

"Because the NSA logs all printing jobs on its printers, it can use this to match up precisely who printed the document", security expert Rob Graham wrote for the blog Errata Security.

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