Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Trump DOJ Arrests and Charges Woman Who Allegedly Leaked Top-Secret Information About Russian Election Interference

This may well be the first leak arrest in the new Trump administration. The Washington Post has the details:
A 25-year-old government contractor has been charged with mishandling classified information after authorities say she gave a top-secret National Security Agency document to a news ­organization.
Reality Leigh Winner was accused of gathering, transmitting or losing defense information — the first criminal charge filed in a leak investigation during the Trump administration.
Winner was arrested Saturday and the case was revealed Monday, shortly after the website the Intercept posted a redacted version of a U.S. intelligence document describing Russian government efforts to use hacking techniques against employees of a company that provides technical support to states’ voting agencies.
As The Federalist’s Sean Davis points out, it looks like the Intercept may have inadvertently burned its source by providing the documents to the government for confirmation:

Read the rest from David French HERE and follow links to more on this story below:

NSA Contractor Arrested After Leaking Top Secret Document on Russian Hacking

How The Intercept Accidentally ‘Outed’ The NSA Leaker

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