Reality Winner, 26, is the whistleblower accused of releasing an NSA document on Russia's attack on U.S. voting systems to reporters at The Intercept.
She has been charged under the Espionage Act for leaking information that led to unresponsive government officials taking notice, and then taking action, to protect the integrity of America's elections.
Today, news broke that she is expected to plead guilty in court on Tuesday.
And yet the woman accused of leaking this information has been in jail, awaiting trial, for over a year now https://t.co/aWDaDYqDwT https://t.co/mfAvM6lykN
— Parker Higgins (@xor) June 20, 2018
I'll admit, I don't understand why the Reality Winner case has gotten so much less attention than other whistleblower prosecutions. Especially given the relevance to other Russia news and the impact of the release. https://t.co/mfAvM6lykN
— Parker Higgins (@xor) June 21, 2018
Accused NSA leaker Reality Winner reaches a plea deal with the Federal Government… #NSA #RealityWinner #augusta #crime
NOTICE OF HEARING as to Reality Leigh Winner. Change of Plea Hearing set for 6/26/2018 10:00 AM in Augusta – 2nd Floor before Chief Judge J. Randal Hall. pic.twitter.com/zgTOBDsysJ
— RICHARD ROGERS (@RRNEWS12) June 21, 2018
Reality Winner was arrested for allegedly leaking classified documents to an online news outlet and sits in jail waiting for a trial date. Now a former cellmate talks to News 12 about their time together. https://t.co/hUUFaCSTWL
— News 12 NBC 26 (@WRDW_WAGT) June 16, 2018