Skip to comments.NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Submits Clemency Petition Alongside More Than 4,000 Letters of Support
Posted on 02/17/2020 8:24:10 PM PST by yesthatjallen
On Monday, a Texas civil rights attorney launched a clemency petition for National Security Agency whistleblower Reality Winner in Dallas.
The attorney, Alison Grinter, encountered Winner through Crystal Mason, a Texas mother who served time alongside Winner in a Fort Worth federal prison after receiving a five-year sentence for illegal voting in the 2016 presidential election. Mason and Winner became friends in the facilitys newsroom, where they spent long hours watching TV news and debating current events.
After hearing about Winner from Mason, Grinter began corresponding with the whistleblowers mother, Billie Winner-Davis, on Twitter. Last year, the two women drove hours across the state of Texas Winner-Davis up from the panhandle, and Grinter down from Dallas to meet at an Austin restaurant, where they spoke late into the night.
It was incredible talking to her, Winner-Davis said of Grinter, because she had the same dream and vision that I had and the kind of passionate energy about it.
Grinter pulled together a petition signed by Winner and delivered to the Trump administrations Office of the Pardon Attorney that invokes the whistleblowers military service; her health conditions and inadequate treatment behind bars; and the circumstances of her case. Winner, who was reported to have leaked an NSA document detailing attempted Russian cyberattacks against U.S. election systems, is serving the longest federal sentence ever given to a journalistic source under the Espionage Act, World War I-era legislation increasingly used in recent years to prosecute government insiders who share classified information with journalists.
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Fat chance of clemency happening under Trump. She’s one winner he doesn’t care for.
Don't do the crime, if you can't do the time.
If you didn't grant yourself clemency by just taking a
pass on this sort of thing, why should anyone else?
While I think she is a skank, and doesnt deserve Shiite, the Hildebeast still walks free.
That’s true, but the fix to that is tossing the Hildabeast into federal prison, not trying to make it fair by letting this woman off.
I do expect this attorney to come up with some glossy comments along the lines of how unfair this is.
This woman was treated fairly. Hillary wasn’t, on behalf of the American justice system.
Reality Winner? Sounds like more like a racehorse than a spy.
Whistleblower? She was a political operative who opposed Trump and tried to assist the coup.
Good catch. The gaslighting is so prevalent that it’s easy to miss the lies that are slipped into headlines like this one.
That’s what I was thinking too.
Let me wad that up and place it on file for ya.
She should have been hanged as a terrorist spy.
She was also an Islamic jihad sympathizer.
You can never take the sob stories Reality Loser trots out, at face value. I remember when this all broke, reading articles quoting her as being confident that she’d get leniency because she knows how to garner sympathy by crying and looking vulnerable. I’ll have to try to find the link. The bottom line is Reality Loser is a manipulative radical who had no business being entrusted with state secrets.
She wasn’t a whistleblower. As an employee of an NSA contractor, she took top secret information that she was not assigned, copied it, carried it out, and gave it to the press. Her actions possibly compromised our intelligence gathering concerning Russia.
She sounds like a talented nutjob, and she deserves every single second of her sentence.
How is it she’s a “whistleblower “? She used her security clearance to go snooping around for something she was not involved in to share with a reporter.
Time to face reality, um,...Reality.
She stole classified documents, which were not verified, and turned them over to coup plotters. Needs to serve her time.
Yep, she is skank, and should have been hanged, right along side all the other POS skanks. There are lots of them.
It bothers me when people in positions of power abuse that power.
Thousands of people would be honored to hold a position in the Senate or House. Then some of these wicked people get them and become despicable creatures.
I have very little patience for that.
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