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  • NSA whistleblower Reality Winner released from prison

    06/14/2021 12:56:38 PM PDT · by Coronal · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 14, 2021 | Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
    Reality Winner, a US Air Force veteran jailed for leaking classified documents, has been released from federal prison, her lawyer said Monday. “I am thrilled to announce that Reality Winner has been released from prison,” attorney Allison Grinter Allen posted on Twitter. “She is still in custody in the residential reentry process, but we are relieved and hopeful. “Her release is not a product of the pardon or compassionate release process, but rather the time earned from exemplary behavior while incarcerated,” the lawyer said. Winner, 29, a former National Security Agency contractor, was sentenced to more than five years in...
  • Michael Cohen the moral crusader: Disgraced Trump attorney says he wants to 'make amends' for his time working for the president by trying to FREE whistleblower Reality Winner

    10/06/2020 12:03:48 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 06 2020 | FRANCES MULRANEY
    President Donald Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen says he is working to free a whistleblower imprisoned by the White House for leaking classified documents on Russian efforts to hack the US election. Former National Security Agency contractor Reality Winner, 28, was sentenced to five years in prison in 2018 for supplying documents detailing the hack on US election infrastructure to a news website. Cohen, who the same year pleaded guilty to lying about Trump's business dealings in Russia, told Business Insider he is meeting with an attorney this week to take a 'deep dive' into Winner's case in the...
  • 200 Law Enforcement Agencies Across U.S. Hacked, Sensitive Intel Exposed

    06/21/2020 4:58:36 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 21, 2020 | Jaeson Jones
    It appears the group Anonymous and their Antifa affiliates hacked ten years’ worth of data from fusion centers and police departments across the United States. The groups claim hundreds of thousands of law enforcement sensitive bulletins are in their hands. Under the code name #BlueLeaks, the group, commonly known as Anonymous and their self-claimed antifascist affiliates like Distributed Denial of Secrets known online as DDoSecrets leaked sensitive law enforcement data from federal, state and local law enforcement databases...
  • The mother of NSA leaker Reality Winner speaks out: 'Everything about her case has been so harsh and just cruel'

    06/20/2020 3:37:10 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6 June 2020 | Charles Davis
    Billie Winner-Davis doesn't get it, or maybe she does. How can Paul Manafort, chairman of President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, get compassionate release from prison — years before his slated release, after lying about his dealings with Russian intelligence assets — while someone who leaked a report about Moscow's efforts to interfere in elections, like her daughter, languish behind bars? And whatever happened to all of those people who used to champion the cause of persecuted whistle-blowers? "As each chapter of this unfolds, I see just how corrupt our system really is, and I see just how powerless the average...
  • Reality Winner, Air Force Vet Imprisoned for Document Leak, Seeks Trump Clemency

    02/21/2020 8:33:05 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 43 replies ^ | 2/18/20 | Russ Bynum
    SAVANNAH, Ga. — A former government contractor serving time in federal prison for leaking a classified document to a news organization is making an appeal for early release to President Donald Trump, who once tweeted that he considered her crime to be “small potatoes.” Reality Winner, 28, is serving a sentence of five years and three months at a federal prison in Fort Worth, Texas, after she pleaded guilty in 2018 to a single count of transmitting national security information when she worked at a National Security Agency office in Georgia. Prosecutors called it the longest sentence ever imposed for...
  • NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Submits Clemency Petition Alongside More Than 4,000 Letters of Support

    02/17/2020 8:24:10 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 33 replies
    The Intercept ^ | Mon 17 Feb 2020 | Taylor Barnes
    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 facility’s newsroom, where they spent long hours watching TV news and debating current events. After hearing about Winner from Mason, Grinter began corresponding with the whistleblower’s mother, Billie Winner-Davis, on Twitter. Last year, the two women drove...
  • Reality Winner will ask Trump to reverse her ‘so unfair’ prison sentence

    09/01/2018 7:00:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | August 31, 2018 | Johnny Edwards
    When her mother told her that President Donald Trump had tweeted about her case, Reality Winner braced for the worst. After all, ever since her arrest for leaking a top-secret document, strangers on the internet have called her a traitor, mocked her name and gloated over her legal predicament. But Trump didn’t gloat and he didn’t mock, at least not her. The day after a federal judge handed her a record-setting prison sentence, Winner heard her mother read the president’s words through a phone receiver at the Lincoln County jail, where she’s been incarcerated for more than a year. “Gee,...
  • The Trump/Sessions “feud” sounds like an October surprise is coming

    08/24/2018 3:19:46 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 81 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-23-18 | DrJohn
    I could be wrong about this. Over the last couple of days, Donald Trump has been very critical of Jeff Sessions. President Trump criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions in an interview broadcast early Thursday, saying he “never took control of the Justice Department." “The Dems are very strong in the Justice Department," Trump said on “Fox & Friends.” "And I put in an attorney general that never took control of the Justice Department, Jeff Sessions. Never took control of the Justice Department. “It’s sort of an incredible thing,” he added. “We have this country going so well,” Trump said, adding that “[Secretary of State] Mike...
  • Reality Winner lawyer says he laughed reading Trump's tweet about client

    08/24/2018 11:29:45 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Aug. 24, 2018
    An attorney for former National Security Agency contractor Reality Winner says that he laughed after reading President Trump's tweet calling his client’s crime "small potatoes" and describing her prosecution as "so unfair" and evidence of a double standard for Hillary Clinton. The jailed leaker pleaded guilty to providing The Intercept a copy of a report on Russian attempts to hack state election systems and was sentenced Thursday to more than 5 years in prison, one of the longest terms ever for releasing classified information to a news outlet. “I just laughed, because nobody really knows the reason why the president...
  • JUSTICE! Anti-Trump NSA Leaker Just Got Served a Devastating Sentence

    08/23/2018 10:03:50 PM PDT · by · 36 replies ^ | August 23, 2018 | FOX
    JUSTICE! Anti-Trump NSA Leaker Just Got Served a Devastating Sentence August 23, 2018 The anti-Trump NSA leaker who goes by the name "Reality Winner" just got a dose of reality and lost big. The 26-year-old woman was sentenced to more than 5 years in prison for leaking classified documents. Fox News Former National Security Agency contractor Reality Winner on Thursday was sentenced to more than five years in prison after pleading guilty to leaking a classified report with information on Russia's involvement in the 2016 presidential election. Winner, 26, was sentenced to 63 months, with no fine in a Georgia...
  • Reality Winner sentenced to more than 5 years over classified report leak

    08/23/2018 8:08:07 AM PDT · by markomalley · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/23/18 | Brooke Singman
    Former National Security Agency contractor Reality Winner on Thursday was sentenced to more than five years in prison after pleading guilty to leaking a classified report with information on Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election. Winner, 26, was sentenced to 63 months, with no fine in a Georgia courtroom on Thursday. She received an additional three years of supervised release. Winner appeared in court Thursday wearing an orange jumpsuit. Winner pleaded guilty in June after being held in prison at the Lincoln County Jail near Augusta, Georgia. Winner was arrested in June 2017, and charged under the Espionage Act...
  • Reality Winner faces 'longest sentence' ever for federal crime involving media leaks

    08/15/2018 1:47:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 15, 2018 | Ross Bynum-AP
    SAVANNAH, Ga. — A Georgia woman who mailed a secret U.S. report to a news organization faces the “longest sentence” ever behind bars for a federal crime involving leaks to the news media, prosecutors said in a court filing. Former National Security Agency contractor Reality Winner, 26, is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 23 by a U.S. District Court judge in Augusta. She pleaded guilty in June to a single count of transmitting national security information when she worked as a translator at an NSA facility in Augusta. Winner’s plea deal with prosecutors calls for imprisonment of five years and...
  • Hard reality: Winner pleading out for 63-month sentence

    06/26/2018 12:53:03 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 57 replies ^ | Posted at 2:01 pm on June 26, 2018 | Ed Morrissey
    She wanted to “burn the White House down” and leaked classified information to an inept reporter by hiding it in her pantyhose in an attempt to punish Donald Trump. Instead, Reality Winner will spend 63 months in the Big House after taking a plea deal in Trump’s efforts to crack down on leakers. This morning, the tawdry story of an NSA employee and her not-so-secret affinity for the Iranian regime came to an end with a whimper instead of a bang: See Also: Today’s hot topics: Travel ban, NIFLA, immigration, Arlene’s Flowers, and more! Reality L. Winner, a former Air...
  • Reality Winner pleads guilty to leaking

    06/26/2018 12:28:13 PM PDT · by Reno89519 · 45 replies
    Axios ^ | June 26, 2018 | Stef W Kight
    Former Air Force linguist Reality Winner pleaded guilty to illegally disclosing classified information on Tuesday as part of a deal which gives her 63 months in prison— she was the first leak case in the Trump administration. Flashback: Winner leaked top secret details on Russia hacking during the 2016 presidential election to reporters at the Intercept. The Obama administration prosecuted 9 or 10 different "leakers," according to the New York Times, which was twice as many as the total number of leak-related cases beforehand combined.
  • NSA Leaker Told FBI That She Was Triggered By Fox News Being On At Her Workplace

    09/28/2017 8:52:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 86 replies ^ | 9/28/2017 | Chuck Ross
    The National Security Agency contractor who leaked a top secret report about Russian activities during the election told FBI agents that she was upset with her employer because Fox News was played on TVs at her office. “I’ve filed formal complaints about them having Fox News on, you know?” Reality Winner, the contractor, told FBI agents during a June 3 interview at her home in Augusta, Ga. “Uh, just at least, for God’s sake, put Al Jazeera on, or a slideshow with people’s pets. I’ve tried everything to get that changed.” Federal prosecutors disclosed the interview transcript in a court...
  • Reality Winner to plead guilty in national security leak case

    06/21/2018 8:35:40 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 32 replies
    Fox ^ | 21 June, 2018 | Nicole Darrah
    Reality Winner, the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor who was accused of leaking a classified report to a news outlet, will reportedly plead guilty as part of a plea deal. ...She was arrested in June 2017... charged, under the Espionage Act.
  • Supporters hold vigil for Reality Winner, accused NSA leaker

    06/08/2018 10:45:24 AM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies ^ | 6/4/18 | Destiney Burt
    LINCOLNTON, GA (WFXG) - In two days it will have been one year since Reality Winner was identified as the source of a leaked National Security Agency memo. An investigative website -- The Intercept -- posted a story based on that memo about a Russian government hack into computers at a voting machine company. The report said at least one email account was compromised. Winner, a government contractor at the time, allegedly leaked the document to The Intercept. Sunday, June 3rd, almost a year later she is still in jail - charged with violating the Espionage Act. Her mother, Billie...
  • Staffer Who Helped Broker Iran Nuclear Deal Still Working at Trump State Department

    03/23/2017 3:08:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 23 Mar 2017 | Penny Starr
    A holdover from the Obama administration who helped broker the Iran nuclear deal continues to work in the Trump State Department as a member of the “policy planning staff,” according to her biography on the agency website. “Prior to joining the Policy Planning Staff, she served as a Director for Iran and Iran Nuclear Implementation on the National Security Council Staff from 2014-2016,” Sahar Nowrouzzadeh’s bio states. “Sahar also previously served as a Foreign Affairs Officer at the U.S. Department of State and a Team Chief and Senior Analyst at the Department of Defense.” In an October 2016, Nowrouzzadeh was...
  • Angst in her pants: Alleged US govt leaker Reality Winner stashed docs in her pantyhose

    09/28/2017 5:29:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    The Register ^ | 9/28/17 | Shaun Nichols
    Reality Winner smuggled a top-secret NSA dossier out of her office at a US government IT contractor by hiding it in her pantyhose, she told special agents.That's according to a transcript, released this week, of her interview with investigators who showed up at her house in Georgia, USA, to grill her. If you've ever wondered what it must be like being interrogated and coaxed by Uncle Sam's g-men, wonder no more: it's all laid out in this court filing, revealing the special agents' interviewing techniques.Winner, 25, is accused of printing off NSA files that claim Russian spies hacked at least...
  • Report: Dem Reps Met with Iranian Regime to Sabotage George W. Bush

    03/11/2015 7:42:32 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies ^ | 03/11/2015 | Jordan Schachtel
    Between 2006 and 2007, at least twelve Democratic Congressmen agreed to meet with Iranian officials in the Ayatollah’s regime at the behest of National Iranian American Council (NIAC) President Trita Parsi, according to a report by Hassan Dai of the Iranian American Forum. Parsi allegedly solicited the help of current Iranian Defense Minister Javad Zarif, who was Iran’s Ambassador to the UN at the time. Zarif is now one of the lead negotiators for Iran’s nuclear program on behalf of the Islamic republic.