The reality Winner, 26, will reportedly plead guilty to leaking a confidential government report to a media outlet as part of a plea deal.
(Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office)
The reality Winner, the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor who was accused of leaking a confidential report to a news source, will reportedly plead guilty as part of a plea deal.
Winner, 26, is being held in the Lincoln County Jail, in the neighborhood of Augusta, Georgia. She was arrested in June 2017 for allegedly feeding in a confidential report with information about Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election at the outlet.
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The air force veteran was a plea deal on Thursday, after a phone call with the U.S. Magistrate Judge Brian Epps, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
Winner was charged under the Espionage Act, with the removal of secret documents from a government facility and e-mail to news outlet.
She worked as a contractor with a Top Secret security clearance with Pluribus International Corporation, to a federal facility in Georgia when, according to the Ministry of Justice, they are printed on a sheet of paper with classified information and emailed it to a news organization.
While the ministry of justice does not specify which outlet reported the secret information, the Winner of the charges were made known, just as The Intercept published details of an NSA report about the Russian hack attempts.
NSA CONTRACTOR ACCUSED OF LEAKING A SECRET REPORT ABOUT THE RUSSIAN HACK ATTEMPTS
The report apparently included with information on how Russian hackers have in an AMERICAN votes software supplier and sent so-called ‘spear phishing’ emails for more than 100 local election officials ahead of the 2016 election.
The winner of the plea hearing is reportedly scheduled for Tuesday morning in Augusta.
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