After allegedly leaking a "Top Secret" document from the NSA to The Intercept, Reality Winner has been arrested and charged.
The Associated Press reported:
In its announcement of the arrest, the Justice Department said Reality Leigh Winner, 25, of Augusta, Georgia, has been charged in U.S. District Court with copying classified documents and mailing them to a reporter with an unnamed news organization. Prosecutors did not say which federal agency Winner worked for, but FBI agent Justin Garrick said in an affidavit filed with the court that she had previously served in the Air Force and held a top-secret security clearance.
In affidavits filed with the court, Garrick of the FBI said the government was notified of the leaked report by the news outlet that received it. He said the agency that housed the report determined only six employees had made physical copies. Winner was one of them. Garrick said investigators found Winner had exchanged email with the news outlet using her work computer.
Winner, a Bernie supporter and Trump "Resister" who believes being white is an act of terrorism (does she believe she, a white person, is also a terrorist?) was either so bad at committing crimes that she didn't even bother to cover her tracks or believed she was doing the right thing and didn't expect to get in trouble. Maybe she expected a reward?
Look, I get wanting justice to be served, but these leaks interfered with an active investigation. I've said before, these leaks need to stop. They're crimes, and they get in the way of justice being served. If Russia did in fact interfere with the election, they now know that U.S. intelligence knows about it, and can cover their tracks more thoroughly. True justice (if indeed a crime was committed) has potentially been damaged by this vigilante.
The court of public opinion is very powerful, but a real court needs to handle these kinds of problems. And, if Trump did collude with the Russians (which he probably didn't) and is convicted in a court of law, his punishment would be far more complete than people who already don't like him, simply not liking him.
So, Ms. Winner, your Reality has won you a one way trip to a concrete resort where you'll get three meals a day, housing, clothes and maybe even a job. Hope you look good in orange.
At least these leaks are finally getting plugged.
What do you think, does Winner fit her name, or is she getting what she deserves?
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