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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Tugg McFancy's picture

Reality Winner?

That's some name.

Insurrexion's picture

This "story" could very well be a psyop.

Reality Leigh Winner is or was U.S. Air force before NSA Contractor.


Goodfellow Air Force Base, San Angelo, TX, the isolated West Texas city of 87,000 may harbor more spies, ex-spies and future spies per capita than any place in America, save Washington, D.C.

Since the late 1950s, the relatively obscure base, 90 miles of two-lane highway south of Abilene, has trained thousands of men and women in the increasingly high-tech art of signals intelligence, known in military jargon as SIGINT.

The stock and trade of the super-secret National Security Agency, SIGINT is one of the most closely held, least discussed aspects of U.S. intelligence efforts.

It would be difficult to spend a career in Air Force intelligence without some association with Goodfellow and San Angelo.

She has been employed at the facility since on or about February 13,2017,and has held a Top Secret clearance during that time.

Age 25

Current (or former known) Address:

161 Nuchols St #7966
Goodfellow Afb, TX 76908-3316

420 E County Road 2190
Kingsville, TX 78363-2618

Jim in MN's picture

She's no 'leaker' she's a 'plant', 'agent' 'forger' or just 'liar'.

Insurrexion's picture

Right Jim.

She is a spook. Probably on a volunteer mission to hook The Intercept into the Russian spy theory.

Welcome to the world of spooks, where up is down, right is wrong, truth is false, your mother and father are your government, air is poisonous, blue skies are evil, and psychosis is happiness.

They never know who to trust and believe everyone is a liar.

If she is as I think, she will never do time, just disappear.

HRH Feant2's picture

Jeez look at her name. That is a legend out of a James Bond movie!

IndyPat's picture

Josh Earnest.

That name slays me.

shovelhead's picture

Proof that Texas libbos are just as batshit crazy as any other kind.

Maybe even more to overcome the gravity in Texas.

HowdyDoody's picture

"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."

It's just one big (((family))) with the Talmudic Law of Moser behind them.

juicy_bananas's picture

Apparently she had a PO box at 18?

When I was 18 I was living in my mother's basement whacking it on a daily basis and working at drive thru.  I wasn't juggling secret addresses and getting groomed by intelligence agencies.

This whole thing reeks like Barry Sotoroe's life story.


TeethVillage88s's picture

George Hamilton IV - Abilene



Abilene, Abilene,
Prettiest town I've ever seen
Women there don't treat you mean
In Abilene, my Abilene.

Crowded cities ain't nothing free
Nothing in this town for me
How I wish that I could be
In Abilene, my Abilene.

Robert Trip's picture

3 months to get top security clearance at the NSA?

It took me a year to get the keys to the freezer at Mickey D'S.

Sanity Bear's picture

There's an accelerated clearance track for fake identities.

grunk's picture

The Secret Sauce was Top Secret.

ZH FNG's picture

And then you stole a bunch of patties and Shamrock Shakes, am I right Bob? 

The prosecution rests.


DuneCreature's picture

~~~~~ (( Power Up And Get Ready For The Big POTUS Impeachment Event Circus ))~~~~~

Relay Station Alpha Beta Zebra seems to be back up and functioning at full power.

This is a good thing for yours truly, DC v6.5. (Yes, there has been an upgrade)

OK, back to business.

Hack or Leak? ....... Or should we just all go Phishing?

I'm sorry to everyone but......

I know I really should stop but I just can't take my eyes off of this train wreck.

I'm sure there is a pill for this, if not a metered IV drip bag pre-loaded with the antidote for this affliction.

I keep being drawn over to this place called Twitter.com and when I get there it is a big glob of aliens having a picnic but I don't speak Dimwit Snowflak (tm) so I can't understand what they are all jabbering about.

Then there is always this to worry about too

Sara Winners On Climate Change:


My cats have just filed a partition with management demanding better food, their own special door for easier egress and ingress and fewer working hours (How do you fucking subtract from zero?!?) .. I hope they don't get wind of the Climate Change crisis or they will want full control of the house thermostat too.

All right, now that everyone is thoroughly confused I'm going to dinner.

Live Hard, Even Bat Shit Crazy People Have To Eat And Keep Up Our Strength if We Are Expected To Perform Properly, Die Free

~ DC v6.5

DuneCreature's picture

Correct, thanks.

My cats aren't every good spielers either.

Live Hard, The Little Wall Will Have To Stay In Place Because I Can't Correct My Cat's Mistake Now Because I Can't Edit, Die Free

~ DC v6.5

cbxer55's picture

Fuckin MEOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DuneCreature's picture

Up Date to the above post:

Our Internet Mirage Ace Pilot George is going in for a strafing and rocket run:


Hot dog piloting always gives me a rush. .. Ok, so I still think like a little kid. .... When spooks start bombing the fuck out of each others HQ the peons win some space to expand their lines some.

Go George! ...Give those DynCorpse and CrowdStrike bums a big dose of their own Afghan heron, opioids and fentanyl Bad Juju (tm).

What a Pirate Shit Show (tm) huh?

Let the Spook Op Blowback (tm) begin!

Live Hard, The Rockets Red Glare Means, "Incoming!", Die Free

~ DC v6.5

FlowerofLife's picture

I'm moving on to Brendon now.

Got someone interested who is occasionally on talk shows. He may or may not give attribution to O'Connell, but his life was threatened by Israelis so he'll use the info.

Do you have anything else that supports Brendon's claims and/or pov?

astitchintime's picture

Hey DuneCreature !!

Y'all know I love and appreciate and look forward to every creative post y'all put up here on the HEDGE ... but y'all got to stop trying to figure out that silly twitter thang !!

It's meant for like the brain-dead zombies to follow their brethren ... no offense to the bat shit crazy!

They march to a different drummer ;)

And probably most of them are on the same side as you and I !

Good to see you and keep on keeping on :)

Smack's picture

Well shes no Snowden

This is what we have come to, people having sex, reproducing, no thought as to what values to pass on to their kids, what effect their love child will have on humanity, just a good squirt of passion.


IndyPat's picture

Snowden....if he wasn't an op....had the brains to put his ass in the wind before he spilled his beans.

Jack McGriff's picture

How the fuck does a CHILD get a top secret security clearance?  How the fuck does a Bernie supportor, #resistor, who HATES the President get a job in national security after the President she hates takes the oath of office?  How the fuck is any of this possible.

If every fucking person who came into contact wiith this Realilty Bitch during the hiring/vetting process isn't investigated, surveillled, held accountable, ARRESTED, harrassed, questioned, subpoenaed, or even looked into then the USA has officically surrendered to the Kikes.  

I"m pissed!

Tugg McFancy's picture

You know how, because they knew they could point her in the right direction.

Herp and Derp's picture

Clearance is about filling a government need and how non-interesting your life is.

What shocks me is the same damn print based classified systems I saw 20+ years ago appear to still be the norm for contractors.  WTF!

That shit is insanely leaky, piles of classified docs stack around.  No accountability at all.  Other countries have fully isolated networks/no usb capabilities and inspections going in and out.  How the fuck is this (or most contractors) not fired with cause for mishandling docs?

Velocitor's picture

By being an intelligence asset involved in a politically motivated psy-op against the American people.

williambanzai7's picture

Obviously she Needs to blow someone's whistle...

DuneCreature's picture

Great minds think alike.

Live Hard, Weak Small Minds Have The Same Perverted Fantasies, Die Free

~ DC v6.5

dlfield's picture

The 1st thing I did was search for her on FB, but found nothing but the stupid news story.  They must have already taken her page down?

dlfield's picture

The 1st thing I did was search for her on FB, but found nothing but the stupid news story.  They must have already taken her page down?

monad's picture

A they threw babies out of incubators Squirrel. Why was Tay rendered just like her?

currency's picture

Throw the book at her - full 10 years - make an example to other leakers what is in store for them if they get caught.

Her social media makes me question how she received top secret clearance?? 


Reader1's picture

More like Loser.

I hope they throw away the key. 

Ms No's picture

Oh shit, are her eyes bulging out already?  They are so going to Bradly Manning that bitch.  They may have already.  She looks like she wants to wrestle me down and ravage my vagina.  Yep, they got her.

Remember how that one mass shooter worked at a top of the line neural science lab and did lectures on controlling perception with technology?  Yeah... they are seriously programming some of these people.  I don't know if that is the case with her, or if she even exists, but the science has been around for a long time. 

The government and agencies are pathological liars with no credibility.  You have to put allegedly before every single statement as you think about it.

Allegedly this woman exists named Winner (just bring the damn meteor).

Allegedly Winner worked for the NSA via a contractor.

Allegedly, allegedly... allegedly... our unemployment rate is 4%...


hoist the bs flag's picture

 just be thankful she didn't use an MK Ultra weapon like  an "ELF" gun at a military installation

blue51's picture

Ms No , I think you should start writing books , Kurt Vonnegut style , based on all the bafoonery going on . You would be a great read with all kinds of psycho characters and scenarios .  

Ms No's picture

Oh thanks.  If it's about bafoonery I could probably just write about myself.  ( :

Tugg McFancy's picture

Handlers did good work, still ranting on facebook while still having security clearance?

Robert Trip's picture

Sorry baby.

No gluten free meals or vegetarian options in the Big House.

IndyPat's picture

Cold shit sammiches 24x7

Dave Whiteman's picture

the shit is hot for holidays

Peter41's picture

Green ham and mothefucker beans.

Sir Raisin's picture

Punishment should be a Reality for anyone who shares classified information, but apparently not for Hillary. Then again, Clinton is no Winner.

me or you's picture

'Reality Winner?' WTF is this a bad joke or we all just lost our minds? 

hoist the bs flag's picture

no...it's just a glitch in the matrix. 

Peter41's picture

The product of too much dope smoking?


kidinwyoming's picture

Anderson Coppers friends and followers seem to be a little nutty.  Or am I horribly misconstruing the situation?