Reality-winner, the former National Security Agency contractor accused of leaking secret information to journalists, the well-known on Tuesday pleaded guilty as part of a deal with the Prosecutor’s office.
(Lincoln-County-Ga. Sheriff’s Office)
Reality-winner, the former National Security Agency contractor accused of leaking secret information to journalists, pleaded guilty Tuesday as part of a deal with the Prosecutor’s office.
The winner, 26, pleaded guilty to one count of illegal storage and dissemination of national defense information.
Her plea agreement, signed 19. June says that you are a possible prison sentence of 63 months in prison and three years supervised release. No date has been set for a verdict.
The winner was arrested in June 2017 for allegedly feeding a classified report with information about the participation of Russia in the 2016 presidential elections to a news outlet.
“I abused my space to print the report…I have said so of my own free will,” the winner during Tuesday’s court hearing.
Winner was charged under the espionage Act, with the removal of classified information from a government entity and leaking. According to court documents, the winner, the document slipped out of a secure NSA facility, you fold it and put it in your tights.
During the Tuesday hearing, the judge winner asked questions about your mental state. The winner passed on, she takes antidepressants Zoloft and fighting an eating disorder as well as depression.
It was held at the Lincoln County jail in the vicinity of Augusta, Ga.
ACCUSED LEAKER WANTED TO ‘BURN THE WHITE HOUSE DOWN”
Court documents also said the winner of their heads that Fox News was playing in her office, suggesting that Al Jazeera would have been a more appropriate choice.
“I have submitted formal complaints about you Fox News,” she told FBI agents. “ Uh…, at least, for God’s sake Al Jazeera, or a slide show with house animals. I’ve been trying to get all that changed.”
She worked as a contractor with a Top Secret security clearance with Pluribus International Corporation to a Federal facility in Georgia, if, according to the justice Department, she printed out a sheet of paper with classified information.
While the DOJ did not specify which outlet, the secret information is reported, the winner charges were announced, as well as The Intercept details of a NSA released report on Russian hackers efforts.
The report apparently included information about how the Russian hackers have suppliers in a US poll-software-and sent the so-called “spear-phishing” E-Mails to more than 100 local election officials before the election in 2016.
Fox News’ Terace Garnier and Nicole Darrah and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Alex Pappas is a political reporter at FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter at @Alex Pappas.