Trump Administration Catches One of the Leakers, Reality Leigh Winner


The Justice Department filed charges on Monday against a 25-year-old woman accused of stealing Top Secret information and providing it to an online news outlet, the Daily Caller reported.

According to the complaint, Reality Leigh Winner is said to have removed classified material from a government facility. She then mailed the material to a news outlet.

Winner worked for contractor Pluribus International since February 13 and has Top Secret clearance.

She committed the unlawful acts on May 9th.

The name of the outlet is not revealed in the complaint nor is the intelligence community agency Pluribus contracts with.

Once the FBI zeroed in on Winner, they searched her home and interviewed her. She acknowledged that “she intentionally identified and printed “the classified intelligence reporting at issue despite not having a ‘need to know,’ and with knowledge that the intelligence reporting was classified.”

“Winner further admitted removing the classified intelligence reporting from her office space, retaining it, and mailing it from Augusta, Georgia, to the news outlet, which she knew was not authorized to receive or possess the documents,” the complaint reads.

The news outlet published an article based on the information. It is possibly an article by The Intercept about Russia attempting to hack into voter registration systems.

She was charged and arrested under 18 U.S. Code § 2511, the section Hillary should have been charged with violating.

Catching her is a start! There are many more. They need to throw the book at her.

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