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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juicy_bananas's picture

Tl;dr

Obama said that the election couldn't be hacked.

The Wedge's picture

It has been revealed that the NSA can and does spoof origins of "hacking". The reality of this "report" that was leaked is unknown. Was it a spoof to begin with? Was it state sponsored hackers? Or was it....who the hell knows because other states, Russia, China, Saudi, Euro, CORPORATIONS, BIG DATA, cough....Google/Facebook, no doubt have the same ability to spoof origin. Or is it some spit balling report with no actual evidence?

Bottom line is you/everyone will believe whatever your predisposed to believe. But that don't make it true.

I love your wife's picture

Reality Winner was EXTREMELY CARELESS with her handling of classified information.  Therefore; no reasonable prosecutor would seek charges.

mo mule's picture

There is no such thing as "man made climate change"  she is a real loser...winner great name.....

I might add she really looks like a piece of shit herself. 

imho/s

just the tip's picture

i  wouldn't fuck her with anybodys dick.  nor would i grab her by the pussy.  assuming of course she has a pussy.

oh.  and the only people who do crossfit, are those looking to make temporary injuries permanent.

rwmctrofholz's picture

"She showed poor judgement but did not intend to break the law.  No reasonable prosecutor would bring charges in this instance."

pc_babe's picture

You and Comey really need to acquaint yourself with the espionage act ... says nothing about intent

Tiger Rocks Dale's picture

A rabidly anti-Trump leaker who goes by a name that could be used to describe Trump (Reality TV host who often says Winner) leaking documents about none other than Russia's election hacking is one hell of a coincidence. The timing is convenient with Putin making an ass out of Megyn Kelly's hacking claims, Comey's public hearing this week.  As other posters noted, her access and clearance seemed expedited and was under no scrutiny. If this is a deep state concotion then my guess is this is a warning shot or a dog whistle or just plain desperation.  

Monico Sailer's picture

This is all too entertaining.

Monico Sailer's picture

This is all too entertaining.

the cork's picture

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What a steaming pile.  Doesn't pass "sniff" test.

Even a child should be able to see through this obvious "Smelly Bait."

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How better to prop up the phony Russian Hacking fairy tale ?

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Catch a "leaker" OMG !!!

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Another Snowden? - Don't fall for it. - She's no Snowden. She's the ANTI-SNOWDEN.

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They're trying to sell the Russian fairy tale and discredit Snowden all at the same time by having this phony sully the reputation of a REAL wistleblower.

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She's a government plant.

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She'll be well compensated for "taking the fall" to try and sell their fake phony counterfeit narrative.

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Pretty sick when you think about it.

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Harry Lightning's picture

I hope they make an example out of this traitorous filthy bitch.

pc_babe's picture

If only she had used a private server and locked it in her bathroom ...

Bananamerican's picture

"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."

 

...with Top Secret security clearance...

any still doubt that amerikan leftists are nothing more than treasonous rainbow warriors against the nation?

Jethro's picture

All the shit that she is affiliated with....I bet she never shuts the fuck up.  Crossfit, Women's march, probaly a vegan too.  Gotta tell the world!!! 

Navymugsy's picture

You know that it's LGBT Pride Month dontchya? Their tables are set up in the lobbies of US Government buildings to include the location where this tramp worked. The LGBT community may say they are "patriotic" but this does not include supporting President Trump or any other government official whom they feel is not 100% behind their ultra left wing agenda. They will sell out the United Sates when it suits their needs.

iamerican4's picture

Satanically possessed lesbian.

whatamaroon's picture

Here is the probable cause doc. The bitch was fixen to hightail it to Beliez.;

 

https://d3vv6lp55qjaqc.cloudfront.net/items/1k2I053M3J2z0f473l3r/show_te...

 

bullet point 20

smacker's picture

I'm amazed that you guys manage to dig out such documents. Well done :-)

I'm also amazed that they even exist on the Internet. In the UK they would never be placed in the public domain.

kudocast's picture

Why does ZeroHedge view a leak by this woman as different than leaks that were targeting Clinton?  Oh yes, it's because you're biased towards Trump.  Leaks against Trump are bad, leaks against others are good.

Bananamerican's picture

because THIS leak is pushing a Deep State narrative...jackass

ogretown's picture

Misguided and simple. I would like to think the little winner is as dumb as her mother, but learning a few languages that when spoken sound like a pig with throat cancer does take a degree of smarts.  Oh well, she will get her fifteen seconds of fame and the wind up butching it up in some prison. 

lakecity55's picture

She will vanish from the news and we will never hear of a trial because there won't be one. She will get new ID and move on to her next assignment.

 

shadow54's picture

This looks like the Deep State is feeding us nothing burger while the real Deep State Leakers keep their masks on.

TeethVillage88s's picture

ZH & 4Chan who are these fags?

Rear Adm. Sidney W. Souers, U.S. Naval Reserve (January 23, 1946–June 10, 1946)
Lieut. Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg, U.S. Army (June 10, 1946–May 1, 1947)
Rear Adm. Roscoe H. Hillenkoetter, U.S. Navy (May 1, 1947–October 7, 1950)
Gen. Walter Bedell Smith, U.S. Army (October 7, 1950–February 9, 1953)
Allen W. Dulles (February 26, 1953–November 29, 1961)
John A. McCone (November 29, 1961–April 28, 1965)
Vice Adm. William F. Raborn, Jr., U.S. Navy (April 28, 1965–June 30, 1966)
Richard M. Helms (June 30, 1966–February 2, 1973)
James R. Schlesinger (February 2, 1973–July 2, 1973)
William E. Colby (September 4, 1973–January 30, 1976)
George H.W. Bush (January 30, 1976–January 20, 1977)
Adm. Stansfield Turner, U.S. Navy (March 9, 1977–January 20, 1981)
William J. Casey (January 28, 1981–January 29, 1987)
William H. Webster (May 26, 1987–August 31, 1991)
Robert M. Gates (November 6, 1991–January 20, 1993)
R. James Woolsey (February 5, 1993–January 10, 1995)
John M. Deutch (May 10, 1995–December 15, 1996)
George J. Tenet (July 11, 1997–July 11, 2004)
Porter J. Goss (September 24, 2004–May 26, 2006)
Gen. Michael V. Hayden, U.S. Air Force (May 30, 2006–February 13, 2009)
Leon E. Panetta (February 13, 2009–June 30, 2011)
Gen. David Petraeus, U.S. Army (September 6, 2011–November 9, 2012)
John Brennan (March 8, 2013–January 20, 2017)
Mike Pompeo (January 23, 2017– )

Maybe we don't know these Ivy League or Tamany Hall Tards.

iamerican4's picture

The correlate highly with "Knight of Malta/Roman Catholic."

Jethro's picture

From what I understand about the DLI, some branches get a clearance after completion,  and others get their background checks while in school.  I do know that the DLI is full of a bunch of weird motherfuckers as far as miltary personnel are concerned.  The people that graduate DLI will typically get TS clearances and some special comm designations. 

All I had was a regular TS clearance.  But, I would have loved to catch this bitch smuggling out classified material.  Tuning up a traitor was always high up on my wish list.

rbianco3's picture

Another news item to focus on and lose interest in Seth Rich, Pedogate, Obamacare, Financial collapse.

The news is now our entertainment

Mzhen's picture

So mom Billie Winner-Davis is a State of Texas employee, manager at the Department of Family and Protective Services.  She has some involvement with the child Special Advocate program.

http://brushcountrycasa.org/wp1/wp_20150418_11_48_54_pro/

SHADEWELL's picture

I agree...this smells very badly

Question is why? and why now ahead of Comey testimony

Deep state serious attempt at overthrow of the elected government....if this doesnt work, they will seek a Kennedy moment

Dangerous times in America folks..we are under attack...don't be deceived,
be aware and prepared because its on like donkey kong

The fat lady is currently squatting over the spinning fan with intestinal cramping and very loud gas

rbianco3's picture

Call me a cynic but it would make sense that information confirming Russia interfered were leaked.

This is a planted story to remove Trump. 

G-R-U-N-T'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."

Reads like a Hilary Clinton profile!

artvandalai's picture

How about a good old fashion draw and quarter. Skip the hanging. What a POS.

andrewp111's picture

Political leanings are not supposed to be a basis for security clearance decisions. The only mystery here is why Winner thought emailing a classified decument from her work email was a good idea. Seriously, I would expect a spy to use better tradecraft than that. She seems a lot like Kathy Griffin, who allowed her emotions to overwhelm any sense of reason.

incharge1976's picture

Progressives care more about feelings than anything else. 

onmail1's picture

Looks like she emits flowers in the toilet. Hah ha

The women wanted a women president inspite of
all incompetence & failures of cuckold Hillary Killary Shillary
and she could not so women like her have gone mad

M.A.D.

barysenter's picture

Looks like Shea Lieboi, only buff.

SmittyinLA's picture

Soooo the NSA sub-contractors hire piece of shit leftists, probably on account of their vet status only, not knowing the Bush Obama military dropped standards to "anybody" including the stated enemy (Maj Hassan) to meet the corporate mission.

Yo Trump prosecute Jamie Gorelick for Treason https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/schlumberger-oilfield-holdings-ltd-agrees...

Choosing hiring contracting private NSA sub-contractors would be right down Jamie's alley and on her resume'

rwmctrofholz's picture

Looking at her face reminds me of a morning shit I took after a night of binge drinking Old Milwaukee Light followed up several Taco Bell chalupas. 

yellowsub's picture

I'd think the bigger concern would be why the domestic agencies tried to hack the states election DBs... 

 

MickV's picture

If this dumb bitch can get a security clearance then that is the problem right there. Reeks of set up. Anything to keep the "Russians hacked the election" distraction going as diversion from Susan Rice, the Crooled old lady, Podesta the pedo, Seth Rich, etc.

Ms No's picture

The fact that they include the BS Russian hacking of the US elections, WHICH NEVER HAPPENED, is all you really need to know.  Flush!  It's a damn joke.  There is no point in trying to believe some other piece of it for no reason.  It's all bullshit.  It's always all bullshit.

Yttrium Gold Nitrogen's picture

After reviewing that "top secret" document, I propose a new level for classified information: top shitrect.

Nth Degree's picture

10 years? The end of a rope sounds better.

backwaterdogs's picture

you know you all would hit it...stop denying it.

yellowsub's picture

Seriously, having access to all that top secret data and she speaks as if she doesn't know the truth?

Aussiekiwi's picture

She is young and hopelessly naive, that is why she is a liberal, there is no 'evidence' of 100 officials 'Hacked' by Russia smoking gun, if there was we would have learnt about it long before now. She has read somebodies theory of what they think could have happened and run with it as fact, once again showing just how gullible she is.

I am not seeing any evidence reading the stories printed that the  Russian government was involved, all I am seeing is that there was some malware or a virus that officials picked up on their computers showing yet again officials working on computers poorly patched, I would not be surpised to find they were running XP.

People in Government who run old fashioned poorly patched operating systems in the US get hacked all the time by hackers from all over the world, thats what happens when you are a target in government running old operating systems.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3075284/hardware/us-government-agencies-a...

 

conraddobler's picture

You assume she's naive I think she's a reasonably good actress that's what I think.

The crisis actors are the tell, they are stage managing the entire population.

What they want is for liberals to hate conservatives / libertarians enough they will not stop to think about the obvious common enemy they have right in front of them.

They buy people, blackmail people, and a lot of this is just theatre.

There are string pullers everywhere and arch enemies are probably not really even working against each other but with each other.

It's all Wizard of Oz shit now.