NSA Leaker Called Trump A "Piece Of Shit", Is A Fan Of Bernie Sanders

Tyler Durden's picture

Step aside Edward Snowden: the world has another leaking NSA contractor to obsess with, if only for the next 15 minutes.

As reported earlier, Reality Leigh Winner is the 25-year-old woman who stole “Top secret” documents from the National Security Agency and leaked them to The Intercept, "confirming" that the Russian military intelligence GRU was behind an attempt to hack more than 100 local election officials.

There may be more here, however, than meets the eye.

First, dome details on her background.

Winner was born in Texas in December 1991. She was raised in Kingsville, a small city in the south of the state, about 40 miles from Corpus Christi.

Sometime later she moved to Maryland. According to public records, she had on her record was one citation, issued December 13, 2016, in Howard, Maryland for failing to control her vehicle’s speed on a highway to avoid a collision. She reportedly went to H.M. King High School and lived in Columbia, Maryland at a time. She has a sister, Brittany, who is studying for a PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology at Michigan State University.

Reality began working defense contractor Pluribus International Corporation,in Augusta, Georgia, in February this year, according to court filings (see below). She previously served in the US air force since January 2013 and held a top-secret security clearance, indicating she first got her top secret clearance in her early 20s.

Winner-Davis told the Guardian that her daughter had joined the military soon after graduating from H M King high school. As well as being bright academically, she excelled in tennis and athletics. “But she had gotten a little tired of school,” said her mother, and decided against continuing with college. The Guardian's Jon Swaine adds that according to Winner's mother, the leaker is a former US Air Force linguist who speaks Pashto, Farsi and Dari. “She speaks the middle eastern languages – Farsi, Dari and Pashto,” said Winner-Davis, who laughed when asked if she had taught them to her daughter. “No, she did it all on her own,” she said.

According to the affidavit filed by arresting FBI agent Justin Garrick, Winner was a contractor with Pluribus International Corporation, who was assigned to aNSA facility in Georgia. She was employed at the facility since February 13, 2017, and has held a Top Secret clearance during that time. Less than a month after she joined, on May 9, 2017, Winner printed and improperly removed classified intelligence reporting, which contained classified national defense information and was dated on or about May 5, 2017 from an Intelligence Community Agency and unlawfully retained it. A few days later, Winner then sent the classified material - apparently using the work email associated with her desk computer - to the Intercept.

Speaking to the Guardian, On Monday evening, her mother struggled to say whether her daughter’s alleged leak would constitute an act of bravery or a painful mistake. “I don’t know, I don’t know,” Winner-Davis said. “I don’t know what the hacking thing all means. Has it made a difference in the election? Who knows.” Her family knows little except that they are bewildered and concerned about the possible 10-year prison sentence that Winner could receive if convicted. “She’s a beautiful girl,” said her mother. “Everyone who meets her loves her, and she’s kind.”

Some details on how Winner was arrested:

on June I, 2017, the FBI was notified by the U.S. Government Agency that the U.S. Government Agency had been contacted by the News Outlet [Intercept] on May 30, 2017, regarding an upcoming story. The News Outlet informed the U.S. Government Agency that it was in possession of what it believed to be a classified document authored by the U.S. Government Agency. The News Outlet provided the U.S. Government Agency with a copy of this document. Subsequent analysis by the U.S. Government Agency confirmed that the document in the News Outlet's possession is the intelligence reporting. The intelligence reporting is classified at the Top Secret level, indicating that its unauthorized disclosure could reasonably result in exceptionally grave damage to the national security, and is marked as such.

 

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 U.S. Government Agency conducted an internal audit to determine who accessed the intelligence reporting since its publication. The U.S. Government Agency determined that six individuals printed this reporting. WINNER was one of these six individuals. A further audit of the six individuals' desk computers revealed that WINNER had e-mail contact with the News Outlet. The audit did not reveal that any of the other individuals had e-mail contact with the News Outlet.

The moment of her arrest:

On June 3, 2017, [Garrick] spoke to WINNER at her home in Augusta, Georgia. During that conversation, WINNER admitted intentionally identifying and printing the classified intelligence reporting at issue despite not having a "need to know," and with knowledge that the intelligence reporting was classified. WINNER further admitted removing the classified intelligence reporting from her office space, retaining it, and mailing it from Augusta, Georgia, to the News Outlet, which she knew was not authorized to receive or possess the documents. WINNER further acknowledged that she was aware of the contents of the intelligence reporting and that she knew the contents of the reporting could be used to the injury of the United States and to the advantage of a foreign nation.

There are more notable details about Winner's social profile and her political leanings.

Three days before Americans voted last November, Reality Winner joked with her sister online that Moscow’s efforts to influence the US presidential election could have an upside for her as a keen weightlifter.
When we become the United States of the Russian Federation,” she said on Facebook, “Olympic lifting will be the national sport.”

Seven months later, Winner, 25, called home to Texas on Saturday to let her family know that the Russian hacking saga had ended up landing her in a far more serious situation. “She said that she had been arrested by the FBI and that she couldn’t really talk about it,” her mother, Billie Winner-Davis, told the Guardian in a telephone interview. “I am still in shock.”

As HuffPost's Ryan Reilly writes, looking at another of her facebook comments, "don't think Reality Winner is a Trump fan."

That much is clear, and just to make her sentiment about Trump abundantly clear, she recently referred to President Trump as a “piece of shit” because of his position on the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protests. Lashing out at Trump, Winner posted on February 9:

 "There have been protests for months, at both the drilling site and and outside the White House. I'm losing my mind. If you voted for this piece of shit, explain this. He's lying. He's blatantly lying and the second largest supply of freshwater in the country is now at risk. #NoDAPL #NeverMyPresident #Resist"

Her sentiments toward Trump aside, she appears to be a supporter of Bernie Sanders and other progressive icons, such as Bill Maher and Michael Moore. As the Caller's Chuck Ross reports, Reality Winner’s apparent social media footprint also shows that she is a supporter of other liberal causes, including the Women’s March and the Islamic Society of North America, the Muslim civil rights group.

Judging by the following autographed photo of Anderson Cooper, Winner was a fan of the CNN anchor.

Other than her left-leaning Facebook page, Winner has a limited online footprint. One news article from the Kingsville (Tex.) Record shows that she graduated from Air Force basic training in March 2011. A photo of Winner has not been publicly released, but her Facebook page includes information that matches details contained in a federal indictment filed against her in New York on Monday.

Winner’s posts on Facebook suggest that she is politically active. On Feb. 14, a day after Winner took her Top Secret job at Pluribus, Winner posted a photo outside of the Atlanta offices of Georgia Sen. David Perdue.

Winner wrote that she had a 30-minute private meeting with the Republican lawmaker. She said they discussed “my concerns regarding climate change and what the state of Georgia is doing to reduce dependency on fossil fuels.”

“Meanwhile, my plea that our senators not be afraid to directly state when our president or his cabinet tell outright lies was well heard. I was able to draw the parallel between the 2011 interview of President Bashar al Assad claiming utter ignorance of the human rights violations his citizens were protesting to Trump’s statement last week that the White House hadn’t received any calls about the DAPL, nor were there any protests before last week. They got the message,” she wrote.

Winner was heavily critical of Trump just after he took office. She used the hashtag “NeverMyPresident” and “Resist” in a Facebook post about his position on DAPL.

Winner posted on Facebook most recently on Friday, the day before she was interviewed by the FBI. “You are what you love, not who loves you,” she wrote.

Finally, based on her profile, Reality inexpicably was at the White House, approximately one year before leaking.

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Winner faces 10 years in a federal prison if convicted. The charge, “gathering, transmitting or losing defense information” is contained under Chapter 37 of federal law: espionage and censorship. The law went into effect as of February 1, 2010.

The prosecution of Winner is being handled by Julie A. Edelstein of the Department of Justice’s National Security Divisions Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, a news release by the agency said.

However, what is most perplexing is that her anti-Trump tirades and her anti-government, liberal leanings were all part of the public record at the time she was hired as a NSA contractor for Pluribus in February. How she succeeded in receiving top secret level clearance with such a highly politicized public record remains a mystery.

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AllBentOutOfShape's picture

It wreaked of one big psyop from the very start, and may go deeper than we think.

The Intercept is also losing credibility over this bullshit story, and rightfully so.

Don't trust The Intercept!

http://www.moonofalabama.org/2017/06/do-not-trust-the-intercept-or-how-t...

nmewn's picture

No way! A Burnie fan-gal?! You mean like the guy out in Portland who went fucking beserk and stabbed three people to death on the train?

No fucking way! ;-)

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2017/05/who_is_jeremy_chris...

Dukes's picture

Maybe they're mad that he's not "fairly" sharing his 2016 $1mil earnings around

Sanity Bear's picture

Something is not right with this narrative.

The vast majority of Bernie supporters split with Clinton either before the DNC or immediately after the election. You can see evidence of that to your satisfaction on the #DemExit hashtag on Twitter, at least to the extent it is not censored for you.

It's not the Bernie supporters who are flipping out in general anyway - they're all like "I told you so" or "let's talk about the election fraud during the primary that robbed Sanders of the nomination he won".

It's the SJW/Clinton/DNC/for-rent types who have been going ballistic, been actively leaking, etc. None of these things at the high level are coming from the Sanders faction - they're all establishment/Clinton/Obama faction.

What gives?

nmewn's picture

If you will go back and read my comment on the other thread pertaining to Mzzz Reality Winner (lol...geeebuz, what a name) you will see what I think...its going to be buried way down in there now...but..."somebody" had the authority to hire her.

Happy hunting ;-)

JRobby's picture

Hired for a purpose

The perfect wingnut Trump hater with a compulsive personality given the highest top secret clearance. 

OK

 

Jim in MN's picture

Here I don't think others have found this one, no big deal just a Thai massage forum:

https://thaihealingmassage.com/forum/thai-massage-video-course-forum/rea...

She seems kind of uptight LOL

Chuck Walla's picture

I was really looking for the Thai basket. What a letdown.

Dukes's picture

June 2, 2017

"I have my first client showing up today. A nice government worker who asked if I could teach him yoga. Hold on, I think he's at the door now. BRB!"

land_of_the_few's picture

It's like a fountain of semi-military stream of consciousness BS. Half hippie, half drill instructor. Seems to have no focus or "self". Probably would do well as a hypnotism show subject ;)

Jim in MN's picture

"I can't help it, it's my programming."

J Jason Djfmam's picture

Brainless Dumcunt would have been a more fitting monicker.

Frito's picture

Birtha should be careful.... Reality bites!

Offthebeach's picture

Lefty.

Fagerson Cooper Fan

Lifts weights( cough cough (

 

She's going to be fine in prison.  Make Yolanda a fine wife.  Ten years they get married, get jobs as LPNs in some backwater death camp "nursing" "home" that isn't home and doesn't do nursing.  Start air embolisming Vietnam Vets to the big LZ in the sky.

Fuk Yeah, America!

Zer0head's picture

I love a good conspiracy like most people but wouldn't it have been a bit more definitive then some Russian spear fishers it they were to go to all that trouble, though it may dovetail with whatever comey has to say so could be a perfect set up for Thursday

7thGenMO's picture

Maybe the start of civil war, but if she is a typical .gov employee, the .gov may implode on its own.  Like many young people today, she doesn't have critical thinking skills, and she's been programmed with falsehoods:

1.  Progressives are enlightened.  Truth:  Progressives are Marxist-leaning regressives allowing the oligarchs that fund them greater control.

2.  Western culture oppresses non-whites.  Truth:  Western culture has improved the lives of billions of non-whites.

3.  We live in a democracy.  Truth:  We live in an oligarchy.

4.  Diversity is our greatest strength.  Truth:  Oligarchs like cheap labor.

It is actually kind of fun to watch the .gov coming apart because the educational system has programmed this unfortunate patsy with so many falsehoods.

Endgame Napoleon's picture

Our nation's top-secret intelligence is processed by temporary workers, not that it is much better in so-called permanent government jobs, with their momma-absenteeism cliques and their copious pot-luck lunch schedules with soft-porn flicks shown by some management. Those places often have a disproportionate number of staff -- like 80% -- who make it to civil servant status due to the privilege of being a minority. Then you have the temp jobs. A country that trusts its classified information to 1) temps and 2) moms who must be accommodated to work at home on rouge laptops to keep up appearances in the womb-based feminism narrative is not serious about security, anyway, but sure is subjecting citizens to a surveillance state to pretend like it is.

astitchintime's picture

It may very well be, Mycroft Holmes IV.

The Millennial Generation is besides itself and in total hate mode regarding President Trump.

I don't often have the chance to interact with that generation, but today I did have that opportunity. My husband's son is from that generation and today he was visiting us from out of state ... had not seen him since last year (read: before the election). He is VERY angry about Trump being elected and to be exact, he is extremely agitated that President Trump takes to twitter, you know it's like HOW DARE HE invade their space!

I suggested that maybe, just maybe he's trying to shake them (WAKE them) up ... I'm sure y'all can guess how well THAT went over !!

Anyway, I did receive this gem during the conversation: He did admit however much he hated it to voting for Hillary Clinton to keep Donald Trump from winning.

Go figure, voting to keep someone FROM the office rather than voting to put someone IN the office !

EmeraldWI's picture

Trump lied again. The hillbilly side of this war will lose again.

shovelhead's picture

Wisconsin

"Where the cows are smarter than the people".

EmeraldWI's picture

Those damn sheep are liars.

caconhma's picture

The USA is totally fucked up having such "intelligence" assets like this imbecile.

Freddie's picture

This ugly dumb girl was or is working for the NSA?   LOL!  What a corrupt USA Inc joke.  Is she is a Utah Mormon like Romney, Hinckley, McMullin and the rest of those shittbags.  The Mormons like the FBI ones that J Edgar Hoover hored take orders well like the nazis and bolsheviks and Hillary voters.

I would not hire her to be a dishwasher.

prefan4200's picture

Yeah. She's a real winner alright. Sometimes reality sucks.

Withdrawn Sanction's picture

As long as they can keep the focus on the supposed Russian hacking angle (through mighty convenient "leaks" of their own), the DS keeps everyone's attention diverted from the CONTENTS of the 40,000+ leaked emails themselves.  And more importantly, deflect attention from murder of the leaker, Seth Rich.  His murder is the keystone in this arch of criminality, called the DNC. Take it out, and the whole edifice collapses.  

PS  Do you see what they tried to do w/this current "leaker" story?  It's the exact opposite of the Seth Rich saga:  While everyone's focused on the leaker here, Ms Winner, they subtly smuggle in their "truth" about Russian hacking.  It has to be true, after all, it was leaked, FFS.  

myne's picture

Reality 

 

Winner

 

That's possibly the most retarded name ever

xrxs's picture

The 'reality' part has more than a tinge of irony to it, on a number of levels.

shovelhead's picture

Parents trying to be cute can be so cruel.

AldousHuxley's picture

Reality Winner not happy with Reality Show Winner prez.

 

we got a reversal direction in gender from the last leaker....

 

you know why NSA can't keep secrets? because there are too many gov wants to hide from you....

Fox Moulder's picture

"Winner faces 10 years in a federal prison if convicted. The charge, “gathering, transmitting or losing defense information” is contained under Chapter 37 of federal law: espionage and censorship. The law went into effect as of February 1, 2010."

 

Umm, didn't Hillary do all o those things?

ChanceIs's picture

+ 20,000

Am still waiting fir that poor fool who took the selfie in the submarine to get the same justice Hillary did.

No wait, other way around.

Endgame Napoleon's picture

Remember what they did at Gitmo. They put two people in prision----two low-level underlings, a man and a woman. All the high-placed, six-figure people got off. That is what they always do in corrupt bannana republics.

Despite her swagger, this girl is not a winner, and that is why they will likely make her the fall guy. There she was, working as a temp, handling the nation's sensitive, classified information.

But, then, this is typical of low-wage jobs in general. if you have not worked in financial services, you would be surprised at the information handled by $9--$11/hr workers in temp jobs.

They have information down to the latest bank transactions of people refinancing loans on multi-million homes. That is just one type of low-wage financial services job. Some of the absentee mommas doing the work are not too professional in ways other than just backscratching absenteeism and cattiness.

Cheap labor with unearned income that covers their major bills, like welfare/taxfare or spousal income, is all employers care about. The unearned income enables their employees to work cheaply.

Von Berger's picture

I wouldn't with yours!!!!!( jump her).

AtATrESICI's picture

..."autographed photo of Anderson Cooper"???...FAKE AS FUCK...This is the smoking Russian gun folks (for all the dumb as fuck...NAZI poll smokers).

Barney Fife's picture

As I was reading this I said to myself "I bet the first comment out of the gate invokes a double standard merely due to her political disposition" and well, you sure did not disappoint!

Let's juxtapose this case against Snowden or Manning and see how long it takes to make your head explode. 

Thom Paine's picture

Snowden and Manning didn't leak because of political leanings, or because they hated somebody. They leaked because they were concerned at what Deep State was up to.

This girl leaked because she hated Trump, which is absolutely clear by what she has written about him.

There is no double standard at all.

Leaking for political reasons is of no benefit to the country and undermines it, if you then think of every security officer leaking according to their political preference.

shovelhead's picture

Please note the double standard in regards to the 'moral equivalency' of a leaker for a political purposes and a leaker who exposes crimes of the govt. against the American people.

Yes, they are that slimy.

Jeffersonian Liberal's picture

Just in case no one here has made the distinction...

there is all the difference in the world between what Snowden did (leaking information that exposed how the US government was spying on the citizens and using information and intimidation to limit our freedoms). What Snowden did he did in order to raise awareness of what the government was doing so that the citizens could safeguard their liberty and the democratic part of our republic. There is all the difference in the world between that and what this young, fascistic girl did.

What she did was leak information in order to destroy the presidency of a man legally and ethically elected to the Presidency. That is no less than an attempt at a non-military coup d'etat. If she and all her leftist colleagues were to succeed, that would be the ultimate disenfranchisement of the citizenry and would in fact be the act of pure tyranny.

But this is what leftists do.

Hal n back's picture

We have evolved quickly to the point where if you do not see things my way, you are a POS.

 

BabaLooey's picture

She looks like a piece of shit. She knows what shit is.

 

Go lick Million dollar maker Bernie, you dumb cunt.

IndyPat's picture

Yeah. That cheesy smirk of hers.

That's good for lots of extra time in cell block diesel dyke, if I were the prosecutor.

jcaz's picture

Wow- her picture defines "dumb white trash";

Enjoy your stint.  I'm sure you'll be a laugh a minute with the girls....

Hikikomori's picture

High school grad from Texas town becomes fluent in 3 foreign languages "by herself" in a couple of years?  Either she has an I.Q. of 180, an extraordinary gift for languages, or the story is bogus.