NSA leaker Reality Winner will face sentencing today.
Reality Winner was a former Air Force language specialist working for the NSA as a contractor, who sent top secret documents from the NSA to The Intercept without permission, claiming that the GRU was behind a spear-phishing attempt against US election systems in August and October, 2016.
She was arrested June 2017.
She pleaded guilty this June to leaking top-secret government documents about Russian meddling in the 2016 election, and is scheduled to be sentenced in a federal court in Augusta.
..She previously plead guilty to leaking secrets to online news site ‘The Intercept’ while working for the NSA on post at Fort Gordon. She agreed to a reduced sentence of sixty-three months behind bars and three years supervision.
Reality was denied bail and remained in prison until her sentencing.
According to Reality’s lawyer Matthew Chester, the reason Reality has been in prison without bail is because it’s the government’s opinion that she “hates America,” is a potential threat to her community and a target for foreign adversaries.
Another thing that may have given the court a red flag is Reality tweeting to Kanye West on the February 26, 2017:
being white is terrorism”.
On an unspecified date by an unknow source, Reality supposedly made this statement:
I want: to burn the White House down … find somewhere in Kurdistan to live. Haha.”
The MSM reported that Reality wanted to join the Taliban, even though Kurdistan is not in Afghanistan, and the Kurds are a US ally in Iraq being funded and armed by the Pentagon.
AJC reported that the Arabic and Farsi translator Winner is no lover of Islam:
..while deployed to support Combatant Commander’s requirements, Airman Winner was appointed as the lead deployment language analyst, producing 2,500 reports, aiding in 650 enemy captures, 600 enemies killed in action and identifying 900 high value targets.”
Winner was the only suspect, even though five other people from The Intercept had printed the NSA report that was leaked. Weird, we live in a “fascist” country after all, so why aren’t The Intercept guys ever in leg irons and taken to Gitmo?
Maybe, just maybe, the paper is always getting a free pass because The Intercept is run by stitches who set up an entrapment operation designed to catch real whistle-blowers.
Edward Snowden is an Emmanuel Goldstein (or a Snowman), built by the Propaganda ministry on behalf of Big Brother.
A Frosty the Edward Snowden 2.0 should be written or even turned into a documentary: paypal.me/rolliequaidcom
..Matt Cole, one of The Intercept journalists credited to this story, was also involved in the outing of source CIA officer John Kiriakou in connection with CIA torture claims. Small world!
John Kiriakou, a former CIA officer, was initially charged with Espionage Act violations for a leak; the sentence recommended by prosecutors was 30 months in prison.
Snitch culture is a big part of The Intercept! Ousting its sources one by one is the egregious treachery of The Intercept, and they have no journalistic integrity.
In Reality, she is not a Winner.
The Intercept cries crocodile tears for Reality!
Reality Winner Has Been in Jail for a Year. Her Prosecution Is Unfair and Unprecedented by Peter Maass, June 3 2018
Jar2 reported that the documents Winner released were just a Limited Hangout.
The leak itself, sanitized and vetted of course revealed no collection methods, intelligence sources, secret programs or anything else of importance just more empty allegations that only serve to maintain a narrative. Again a “leak” that did no damage, sound familiar? Remind you of Snowden’s leaks which did not tell us anything new but maintained the narrative that the CIA is into everything and the NSA can spy on everyone everywhere in the world? It should because it is the same tired playbook.
The motivations of Winner appear to be setting something right but we will never know what she actually wanted to leak because of the Intercept but the motivations of the CIA or NSA releasing this information are perfectly clear, continuing the same fake evil Russia narrative to justify their own over budgeted, incompetent and useless existences.
I pass no judgement on this Tweet. I’m just curious about the full scope of Weev and Greenwald’s association.
Winner is first leaker to be prosecuted by the Trump administration.
Winner leaked the NSA report last year, The Intercept — an online publication — published an article based on it, saying Russian military intelligence sent spear-phishing emails to more than 100 local election officials and launched a cyberattack against a Florida-based voting software supplier that contracts in eight states.
..Combined with a National Security Agency report leaked by a former Army intelligence contractor with the made-for-spy-novel name of Reality Winner, they paint a picture of a two-pronged attack on the U.S. electorate and its voting systems – and show how far Russia went to influence the presidential election, especially in the big swing state of Florida.
CBS even reported that the Winner story looks like a “made-for-spy-novel.”
Back in June 2017, when the Reality Leigh Winner story broke, her name was used as a pun on late night TV.
On Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” on Tuesday:
The leaker’s name — and this is true — Reality Winner. So it’s official. The Trump administration is at war with Reality. … Reality Winner had top-secret security clearance and worked for a private intelligence contractor called the Pluribus International Corporation. So, a young female spy named Reality Winner stole intelligence from the Pluribus Corporation. That sounds like a James Bond movie, which, of course, makes Donald Trump — Small Finger! Wa, wa, wa!
Reality had just returned from a solo ‘spiritual journey’ to Belize in Central America when she was arrested.
In one of her vacation snaps, Winner – who appears to be very close with her family including sister Britty – revealed she had recently lost her step father Gary Winner who she considered her dad. ‘There is nothing that can fix the hole in my heart that you left behind,’ she wrote. ‘I still don’t know who I am without you here or how to keep moving forward without the one person who believed unconditionally in everything I want to do in life. Old habits die hard, I still find myself making time to call you in the evenings or jotting down notes or stories to tell you next time we speak. It’s like I have a little piece of you here with me. I miss you, Dad.’
Jar2 reported on the Belize trip Reality made, which is totally odd.
From May 27th -29th Winner was in Belize Central America apparently related to the death of her natural father and his lifelong dream to take her there. After that there was little activity on-line by Ms. Winner, in fact none that I found. I refuse to have anything to do with Facebook so accessing her Facebook posts is not something I wished to do and her account has now been deleted in keeping with Facebook’s contracts with the NSA and the US Intelligence Community.
Back to the timeline, the five page NSA document which Ms. Winner is charged with taking was printed on May 9, 2017 at 6:20. The document leaked by the Intercept was from a printer with model number 54, serial number 29535218. The document was dated May 5th, so Ms. Winner actually came into possession after the loss of her Top Secret clearance which according to the FBI warrant she lost when she got her job at Pluribus International Corporation. However the FBI search warrant also says she had the clearance the whole time as does the arrest warrant so that fact is being probably being obfuscated. We also know the document was folded and carried out of the facility.
According to the FBI arrest warrant Winner admitted everything over the phone to FBI Special Agent Garrick on June 3rd. Strangely they waited two more days to make the arrest.
Sputnik News reported on the arrest of Reality, which smells like Bullshit.
On June 3 2017 several FBI agents approached Reality at her home in Augusta, invited themselves in, conducted a lengthy question and answer session and executed a search warrant. Their softly-softly approach included discussing gym memberships with Winner, how neither of her pets like men and how she lied about her weight on her driver’s license. Eventually, Winner admitted to having smuggled the document out of her office inside her pantyhose and then sending it to The Intercept. A transcript of the bizarre conversation shows Winner owns an overweight cat and a pink assault rifle, and — critically — FBI agents did not place her under arrest, read Winner her rights or ensure a lawyer was present during questioning.
Jar2 wrote about how ridiculous the notion that Reality “having smuggled the document out of her office inside her pantyhose and then sending it to The Intercept” is:
..Top Secret information can be accessed from non-hardened contractor sites, it is possible to walk out of such site with 7 page printouts if they are folded (in a pocket) and USB drive detection has been installed after the fake Snowden fiasco. If we believe the story then we know Ms. Winner would have gotten away with it had she not been turned over by a CIA reporter at a CIA front.
Finally from the actual leak itself we did learn that Top Secret/ORCON includes FVEY and FISA, meaning MOSSAD as well since MOSSAD has access to FVEY. Why? Because the US Intelligence establishment is, like the US Government, a slave to Israel, in order to access FVEY ORCON just recruit a MOSSAD agent to do it for you.
… Reality Winner leaves behind a trail long and wide on social media of anti-Trump stuff, including proclaiming herself a member of The Resistance… Despite the lessons of too-much-access the Snowden episode should have taught the NSA, Winner apparently enjoys all sorts of classified documents – her Air Force expertise was in Afghan matters, so it is unclear why she would have access to info on Russia hacking of U.S. domestic companies.
Within only about 90 days of starting her new job, she prints out the one (and only one apparently, why not more?) document in question and mails it to The Intercept. She also uses her work computer inside an NSA facility to write to the Intercept twice about this same time.
Inside Hackers seem to a real problem at the NSA; it’s way more than just Snowden and Winner.
Reality Winner is a media creation by the boys at Project Mockingbird; it is so in-your-face obvious that this story is a lie. The Interceptbroke the Snowden files after all, and Snowden is a real as Fugazi Diamond.
Do you expect me to go shopping at The Intercept Jewelry story for a Winner ring? I was debating writing this story about Winner due to the fact that it is patently a Snow-job just like Edward Snowden.
But fortunately Tom Secker, Jar2, Porkins Policy Radio and Antiwar have poked enough holes in the story that no one with any sense will believe it, if they read these documents with all those great sources pulled together.
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