Federal Grand Jury Indicts Accused NSA Leaker Reality Winner

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"We don't know that yet and there's probably more information to come out", Tarver said.

The parents of a young woman charged with leaking USA government secrets to a reporter say she poses no flight risk if she's released from pre-trial confinement. Reality Leigh Winner, 25, is accused of passing the top secret National Security Agency report to The Intercept last month while working with Pluribus International Corp, which provides analytical services for US defense and intelligence.

The stories about victor make her sound like an all-American girl.

Winner, 25, appeared in U.S. District Court in Augusta for a detention hearing Thursday afternoon.

She started learning Arabic on her own before she finished high school, a language she loved, said her mother, Billie Winner-Davis.

"The U.S. Government Agency conducted an internal audit to determine who accessed the intelligence reporting since its publication". Reporters gathered Tuesday outside Winner's small, red-brick home in a neighborhood dotted with overgrown yards and houses in disrepair.

Then there's Harold Martin, also formerly of Booz Allen Hamilton, who was accused of systematically stealing secrets from the NSA for two decades after authorities say they discovered highly classified documents in his auto and a shed in his backyard. "She serves her community; she served her country". And I will always be proud of her. Court records say victor held a top-secret security clearance. "I knew everything I needed to know to put her on with the studio, but nothing that in-depth".

"From what I've read, she was of a certain ideological bent", he said.

Winner, prosecutors say when confronted with the allegations, admitted to intentionally leaking the classified document and was arrested June 3 in Augusta, Georgia.

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

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That was the case when Comey talked about Trump's discussion with him about former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn . Mr Risch targeted the president's usage of the word "hope", which he said did not amount to obstruction of justice.

Wearing an orange jumpsuit and leg shackles, victor pleaded not guilty in US district court to charges that she illegally retained and transmitted national defense information.

A leaked top-secret National Security Agency document indicates that Russian hacking efforts around the U.S. presidential election were much broader and more pervasive than originally known-and certainly state-sponsored.

Winner's Attorney, Titus Thomas Nichols, said in an interview that his client was a "good person" and will remain in federal custody until Thursday.

On social media, victor mostly shared glimpses into her life far removed from politics - such as watching Dr.

Other postings on Instagram and Facebook showed she doted on her cat and a dog, liked to cook vegetarian dishes and taught yoga in her free time.

The upshot of these biographical details points to what is likely to be her defense in the court of public opinion if not in a court of law. "I never termed her as a political activist at all, ever". She had been assigned to a United States government agency facility in Georgia since February 13.

The judge said, however, he believed the government had made its case that victor should be held without bond. If you voted for this piece of (expletive), explain this. "Reality Leigh Winner is accused of sharing documents with an American media outlet about a topic of public concern, yet the Department of Justice is charging Winner under the Espionage Act, a 100-year-old statute intended for use against spies and saboteurs working on behalf of foreign governments".

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In late May, Winner took her brief trip to Belize, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and her social media postings.

Winner's attorney, Nichols, told CNN he was unable to confirm that the Twitter account was Winner's.



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