The reality Winner safety review prompted questions from senators

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson and Ranking member Claire McCaskill accused in a letter to the Office of Personnel Management Thursday with the questioning of the safety review process for the reality winner, the National Security Agency contractor who allegedly leaking classified information about tried the Russian hack for the 2016 presidential elections.

Johnson, R-Wis., and McCaskill, D-Mo., Kathleen McGettigan, Deputy Director of the Office of Personnel Management wrote that you were in search of answers to the process under which the Federal government issues, monitors and investigates these to determine with certainty.

“Ms. winner allegedly biased Americans and our national security in danger, if she said the leaked classified materials,” Johnson,. “It is my hope that OPM will be a thorough review of its safety review, and determine if it was granted accordingly.”

The winner, a 25-year-old Air Force veteran, was accused of leaking a classified intelligence report with a “Top Secret Level” information to an online news site last week. The report, according to the Department of Justice, contain classified defense information from the intelligence Agency of the community.

Johnson and McCaskill letter requested responses from 29. June, the questions about the Agency’s initial clearance was carried out to re-investigation for the winner, what are the levels of distance winners, and more information about the security review of investigations.


The letter requests information about a security check to continue, when a Person, like winner, moves from the military to the private sector.

“The leakage of secret information compromises our national security,” McCaskill said. “We need to determine whether Mrs Winner’ s security clearance-treated process was correct or if we missed red flags.”


Brooke Singman is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter at @Brooke FoxNews.

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