Accused NSA Leaker ‘Reality Winner’ Expected To Plead Guilty

The NSA employee accused of leaking classified information to the media known as ‘Reality Winner’ is expected to plead guilty to the crime.

FOX News reports:

Reality Winner to plead guilty in national security leak case: report

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.

Winner, 26, is being held at the Lincoln County Jail near Augusta, Georgia. She was arrested in June 2017 for allegedly feeding a classified report with information on Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election to the outlet.

The Air Force veteran entered a plea deal on Thursday following a phone call with U.S. Magistrate Judge Brian Epps, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

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Winner was charged, under the Espionage Act, with removing classified material from a government facility and mailing it to a news outlet.

She was working as a contractor with a Top Secret security clearance with Pluribus International Corporation at a federal facility in Georgia when, according to the Justice Department, she printed out a sheet of paper with classified information and mailed it to a news organization.

She deserves jail for betraying her country. We hope they throw the book at her.

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