Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Every 1's a Winner

A 25-year-old federal contract worker in Georgia is facing federal charges for leaking classified materials to the media, the Department of Justice says.

Reality Leigh Winner, of Augusta, was arrested by the FBI on June 3 and appeared in federal court on June 5. She remains in federal custody pending a hearing scheduled for June 8.

She was charged with gathering, transmitting or losing defense information that could have been damaging to the U.S. She is accused of taking a top secret National Security Agency document, copying it and mailing it to a news organization believed to be The Intercept, NBC News reported, though the organization was not named in the federal court documents.
It's apparently not that difficult to get a top-secret security clearance. An image of Reality:

Likes her selfies
 The news reports I've read indicate the feds have her pretty much dead to rights. The evidence available indicates she's a Bernie supporter and hates Trump. No surprise there. She's also a bit into self-negation:

Weasel and the white girl's cool
But perhaps my favorite part of this whole sorry saga -- it's pretty clear that The Intercept, which published the documents that Winner apparently stole, actually made it pretty easy for the feds to track down Winner:
The government was not aware Winner leaked the document until a news outlet contacted government officials for comment on an upcoming report based on a document they believed to be classified. After receiving and reviewing a copy of the document, the government began an investigation.

"The U.S. Government Agency examined the document shared by the News Outlet and determined the pages of the intelligence reporting appeared to be folded and/or creased, suggesting they had been printed and hand-carried out of a secured space," the affidavit read.
Essentially, the Intercept gave their source up for nothing. Given Glenn Greenwald's experiences, especially with regard to Edward Snowden, you have to have to wonder what's up with that. My guess? If you spend all your time looking at the SJW Bernie Girl, you don't pay attention to the other actors. If you think the game is on, you're likely right, but we're still pretty deep into the funhouse. Reality, baby!


Bike Bubba said...

So good to see SOMEONE caught and punished for this. Good luck getting a job in the future, Ms. Winner. You will need it--hopefully after about ten years. My friends in Waseca will take good care of you, and hopefully soon, Mrs. Hilliary Clinton.

Gino said...

sacrificial lamb of the deep state.

what she leaked was a nothing burger, too. russians have been trying to influence our elections for 70yrs, and we theirs.

Bike Bubba said...

Could be a nothingburger, or it could end up that she knows other people that have done the same, and that she wants to spend as little time with my friends as possible. Time will tell. Let's not forget that the FBI got a lot of "nothingburger" convictions of mobsters before getting a few who trusted them on witness protection.

Mr. D said...

If the story we’re getting is to be believed, and I’m not sure it is, Occam’s Razor would be Ms. Winner is an idiot. The reality of “Reality” likely is she thought she could play spy girl and get by with it, and that the trail ends with her. I sincerely doubt she has much to offer other than a yoga mat and a bunch of unexamined opinions.

R.A. Crankbait said...

If she did, she'd be dead already.

Bike Bubba said...

As RA, sigh, indicates that my analogy to the Mob might not be as far off as it ought to be. But you've got to start somewhere, and hope that the Godfather has overlooked something.