Reality Winner Accused Of Supporting Osama Bin Laden and Taliban
Reality Leigh Winner is now in a lot more serious trouble than she was prior to this finding. The former U.S. Air Force linguist has been charged with handing over a top-secret report regarding Russian hacking to the media. She was denied bail based on her having potentially taken other pieces of classified information. She had top level security clearance. She was a contractor with Pluribus International Corp. She allegedly printed out the information regarding Russian hacking and mailed it to a news source. Folds and creases indicated she potentially printed it out in a “secure space” and carried it out in a sneaking fashion. The Department of Justice claims there is substantial evidence that Winner, one of only six to have accessed the documents, had email correspondence with the news source.
But now a Federal prosecutor claims to have “new and downright frightening” information that is seemingly worse than the original charges.
“When you take a thumb drive in a top-secret computer as she did, we don’t know what happened to it,” U.S. Magistrate Judge Brian Epps said at the hearing. “That falls into the landscape of danger to the community but it is also a danger to the nation.”
After a search of WInner’s home, information showing she supports the Taliban and Osama Bin Laden were found.
“She seems to have a fascination with the Middle East and Islamic terrorism,” Epps said. He quoted her as having written via Bloomberg: “It’s a Christlike vision to have a fundamentalist Islamic state.”
This is nail in coffin type stuff right here (if it proves to be true).
Her travel to Belize on May 27th is also under investigation.
Things aren’t looking good for Winner at this juncture.
Author: Jim Satney
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