Trump Admin Catches Leaker

The Justice Department filed charges on Monday against a 25-year-old woman accused of stealing Top Secret information and providing it to The Intercept.

Reality Leigh Winner is accused in the complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in Georgia, of “removing classified material from a government facility and mailing it to a news outlet,” the Justice Department said.

Winner, who lives in Augusta, has worked for Pluribus International since Feb. 13, according to the complaint. She held a Top Secret clearance.

On May 9, “Winner printed and improperly removed classified intelligence reporting, which contained classified national defense information from an intelligence community agency, and unlawfully retained it,” the complaint says.

She then transmitted the information through mail to an online news outlet several days later.

The news outlet is not revealed in the complaint, but NBC News has reported that the recipient of the documents is The Intercept, a website founded by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar.

The U.S. agency that contracts with Pluribus International is also not named, but the National Security Agency contracts work through the firm.

FBI agents interviewed Winner at her home on Saturday. During the interview she acknowledged that “she intentionally identified and printed” classified information “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 U.S. agency notified the FBI of the breach on June 1. The news outlet to which Winner provided the information contacted the agency the day before and said that it was in possession of documents it believed were authored by the agency.

 

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source: http://dailycaller.com/2017/06/05/trump-admin-nabs-woman-who-gave-top-secret-documents-to-news-outlet/

  • pmbalele

    Are these rumors really true. I am told it will be Comey v. Trump in 2020. That is what the Repubs and TPs are floating now. I have counseled Trump never trust Repubs, TPs, Born-again Christians and right wing media. They are in positions just to look for office women. Look, Trump wants to expand Obamacare. But Ryan, McConnell, Cruz and other hard-liners are against expanding Obamacare. If Trump does not expand Obamacare, he will be voted out of office in 2020. I encourage him to follow my advice-expand Obamacare for he will get another 20,000,000 votes from poor Whites, poor Blacks and women. After all I am older than him.

    • Robert Kahlcke

      Another operative of the Democrat-Communist-Islamic Terrorist Organization.

    • mike

      You are a walking encyclopedia of misinformation ! I’ll bet that your head completely disappears when you open your mouth !

  • marihia

    HEY, PIGLOUSY, THAT’S WHAT YOU ARE SUPPOSE TO DO WITH LEAKERS, THAT INCLUDES COMEY, IF THE TRUTH WERE KNOWN YOU WOULD FIT IN THAT CATEGORY ALSO, YOU ARE SUCH A MISERABLE OLD HAG

  • Ron C

    Reality had better get a hold of the DNC & MSM media quick…so her defense attorney word can judge shop for the correct democrat judge…that will rule according to his/her political views…just saying…its her only chance beings she isn’t above the laws like the Clinton’s.

  • ed28

    She is a TRAITOR , plain and simple. I see no difference in what she has done and what Comey did.

    Hang them both!

  • Robert Kahlcke

    Convict and execute the TRAITOR. PERIOD
    (end of conversation)

  • worldnci

    Clinton, Comey and Winner are all bound to spend time in Prison!!!

  • Batbear

    However, if history is a dependable forecaster of the future, whenever this creature is released from custody–or from house arrest–look for her to become president of some major university.

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