Published: Thu, June 08, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Alleged Leaker's Parents Fear Trump Will Be Tough On Case

Alleged Leaker's Parents Fear Trump Will Be Tough On Case

Winner, who was arrested by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents Saturday, is accused of printing and removing the classified data, including "national defense information", from an unidentified intelligence community agency on May 9 and mailing it to an online news outlet days later. "And she felt like she needed to give them what they were asking for at the time", Winner's mother, Billie Winner-Davis, said. It depicted a hacking operation tied closely to Moscow's GRU intelligence directorate that targeted private U.S. companies providing voter registration services and equipment to local governments.

The Intercept published a story on Monday about a leaked NSA report that suggests Russian hackers attacked at least one USA voting software supplier days before last year's presidential election. The indictment against victor alleges she "printed and improperly removed" classified intelligence reporting that was dated "on or about May 5, 2017."Classified documents are typically due to be declassified after 25 years under an executive order signed under former President Bill Clinton".

Gary Davis, Winner's stepfather, said she turned down a full college scholarship in order to join the Air Force.

According to a Justice Department press release, victor was a federal contractor from Augusta, Georgia, and was charged by the Southern District of Georgia for "removing classified material from a government facility and mailing it to a news outlet".

Her mother also told CNN that her daughter said she was "very scared" during the arrest.

"She would not jeopardize anybody's safety", Davis-Winner said.

She was arrested later at her home by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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Reality Winner's mug shot. The Intercept said it agreed to withhold material that clearly wasn't in the public interest. Victor was arrested and remains in jail pending a detention hearing this week, according to her attorney Titus T. Nichols.

"I really do think she's going to go to prison". A further audit of the six individuals' desk computers revealed that victor had e-mail contact with the News Outlet. Authorities zeroed in on victor because she was the only one who had been in email contact with the news organization, according to the affidavit.

A 25-year-old government contractor for a USA intelligence agency has been charged with sending classified material on Russian hacking to an online news outlet last month. She joined the military after high school and previously worked for the Air Force.

"I don't care what they accused her of doing".

The FBI followed up by calling victor at her home to question her.

And in an angry reply to a report that Trump said he wasn't hearing complaints about building the Dakota Access oil pipeline, victor wrote on Facebook: "I'm losing my mind".

The Associated Press could not confirm the authenticity of the May 5 NSA document, which The Intercept said it obtained anonymously. Somewhat technologically proficient people, especially officials within the intelligence community like the NSA, are able to analyze the configuration of the extremely faint marks and precisely determine when and where the documents were printed, according to Robert Graham, a cybersecurity expert. Kip Grosenick reported from Augusta, Georgia.

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