BRAVE? Did her name not give anybody a clue?
REALLY? REALLY!!!!?? 25 YEAR OLD KIDS ARE RUNNING THE NSA!!!!???
Mom Shocked at Daughter’s Arrest for Leaking Secrets
Reality Winner’s mother didn’t know why her daughter had been sent to jail — the feds say she spilled top secret information.
Reality Winner, a 25-year-old National Security Agency contractor, is the first casualty in the Trump administration’s promised war on leakers. Winner was arrested over the weekend for allegedly leaking top secret information to a news organization, the Justice Department said Monday.
The announcement came hours after The Intercept published a series of NSA documents claiming Russian hackers attempted to infiltrate a U.S. voting software supplier and more than 100 local election officials before the election. “The Intercept has no knowledge of the identity of the source,” it said in a statement.
Winner had been a government contractor with top secret clearance at a Georgia facility since February, according to the DOJ. On May 9, the government claims she printed classified information from the facility and mailed it to a media outlet.
Winner’s mother Billie Winner-Davis told The Daily Beast even after the DOJ announcement that her family still was not sure why Winner had been arrested.
“I don’t know what they’re alleging,” she said, asking for specifics from the DOJ’s press release. “What do you know?”
Winner-Davis said the allegations against her daughter were vague when they spoke Sunday.
“I don’t know who she might have sent it to,” she said. “[DOJ] were very vague. They said she mishandled and released documents that she shouldn’t have, but we had no idea what it pertained to or who.”