The parents of a USA government contractor charged with leaking classified documents to a news organization insist she's not a flight risk and should be released from jail before her trial. Prosecutors said during a raid at Winner's house, they seized some "disturbing" notebook entries that made victor a flight risk and danger to the public if she was released before trial, reports said.
Reality Leigh Winner, 25, was employed as a contractor with Pluribus International Corp., a government facility in Georgia from around February 13, according to an affidavit supporting her arrest.
Winner's mother, Billie Winner-Davis, told the AP that she fears "they're going to try to make an example out of her because of the political climate right now".
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In the government's criminal complaint against victor, it says it was able to track her down as the leaker because The Intercept showed government officials a copy of the leaked document, which showed signs of having been folded.
She is the first person charged with leaking classified information to the media since the inauguration of President Donald Trump, who has called for investigations into leaks to the media. "The NSA report, dated May 5, provides details of a 2016 Russian military intelligence cyberattack on a USA voting software supplier, though there is no evidence that any votes were affected by the hack", CNN reports. She said that during one of her jailhouse phone calls, which were recorded, victor said she planned to "play that card: being pretty, white and cute". Victor remained locked up Tuesday, June 6 on federal charges that she made copies of classified documents containing top-secret material and mailed them to an online news organization.
Since her arrest, victor has emerged as an otherwise ordinary young woman who like many Americans took out her dislike of the Republican president on social media. In addition, they uncovered that victor had been in email contact with the news outlet two months prior, to ask for one of the transcripts of a podcast they did regarding Russian leaks.
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"In the government's criminal complaint against victor, it says it was able to track her down as the leaker because The Intercept showed government officials a copy of the leaked document, which showed signs of having been folded". She is being held in the Lincoln County Jail.
Victor grew up in Kingsville, Texas, and enlisted in the Air Force after graduating from high school. She was a linguist who speaks Pashto, Farsi and Dari - languages widely spoken in Iran and Afghanistan. Her attorney told reporters she plans to plead not guilty.
Davis said she received a commendation for aiding in the deaths of more than 100 enemy combatants and more than 250 enemy captures. Winner, is being held for federal authorities at the Lincoln County, Ga., jail.
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Victor worked for a USA government contractor in Augusta. "I want people to keep in mind that she's a human being, that she did serve her country, that she would never hurt anyone", Winner's mother, Billie Winner-Davis said. The Federal Bureau of Investigation had already apprehended victor by the time The Intercept published the report. Russian hackers attacked at least one US voting software supplier days before the 2016 presidential election, acco.