Federal Government Contractor Reality Leigh Winner Charged With Removing & Mailing (Leaking) Classified Materials to a News Outlet
IT IS ABOUT TIME AND SHE NEEDS TO BE MADE AN EXAMPLE …
No sooner was a top-secret NSA report details Russian hacking effort days before the 2016 Election published at The Intercept, 25 year old Federal government contractor Reality Leigh Winner was arrested and charged with illegally removing and leaking the classified information to the media. Let this be an example to this snowflake and the rest of the anti-Trump individuals in the intelligence world who have been doing this. It is a federal crime to do this and some one has to have the book thrown at them and put in prison to stop this nonsense. As it turns out, the leaker, Reality Leigh Winner is a Bernie Sanders supporter. SHOCKER!!! Now this is news, think the MSM will report the charges against the liberal Sanders supporter?
A criminal complaint was filed in the Southern District of Georgia today charging Reality Leigh Winner, 25, a federal contractor from Augusta, Georgia, with removing classified material from a government facility and mailing it to a news outlet, in violation of 18 U.S.C. Section 793(e).Winner was arrested by the FBI at her home on Saturday,
June 3, and appeared in federal court in Augusta this afternoon.
“Exceptional law enforcement efforts allowed us quickly to identify and arrest the defendant,” said Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein. “Releasing classified material without authorization threatens our nation’s security and undermines public faith in government. People who are trusted with classified information and pledge to protect it must be held accountable when they violate that obligation.”
According to the allegations contained in the criminal complaint:
Winner is a contractor with Pluribus International Corporation assigned to a U.S. government agency facility in Georgia. She has been employed at the facility since on or about February 13, and has held a Top Secret clearance during that time. On or about May 9, Winner printed and improperly removed classified intelligence reporting, which contained classified national defense information from an intelligence community agency, and unlawfully retained it. Approximately a few days later, Winner unlawfully transmitted by mail the intelligence reporting to an online news outlet.
Once investigative efforts identified Winner as a suspect, the FBI obtained and executed a search warrant at her residence. According to the complaint, Winner agreed to talk with agents during the execution of the warrant. 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.
Sen. Grassley Grills James Clapper & Sally Yates on Unmasking of Trump Officials … Both Admit They Did, but Refuse to Provide Details (VIDEO)
James Clapper & Sally Yates admit they viewed classified documents in which Mr. Trump, his associates or members of Congress had been unmasked, but refuse to provide details. Sen. Chuck Grassley grilled both former NSA Director James Clapper and former acting Attorney General Sally Yates on the unmasking of private citizens under surveillance by the US government. They both admitted to doing to, but would not provide details in public.
They denied leaking the data to the press, but some one did.
SEN. CHUCK GRASSLEY: Did either of you ever review classified documents, in which Mr. Trump his associates, or members of Congress had been unmasked.
JAMES CLAPPER: Well, yes.
GRASSLEY: You have? Can you give us details here?
CLAPPER: Well. No, I can’t.
GRASSLEY: Ms. Yates, have you?
SALLY YATES: Yes, and I can’t give you details.
GRASSLEY: Did either of you ever share infomation about unmasked Trump associates or members of Congress with anyone else?
CLAPPER: Um. Well, I’m thinking back of six-and-a-half years, I could have discussed it with either my deputy or my general counsel.
GRASSLEY: OKay, Ms. Yates?
YATES: In the course of the Flynn matter, I had discussions with other members of the intel community — I’m not sure if that is responsive to your question.
GRASSLEY: And in both cases, you can’t give details here?
Former Obama Administration National Security Adviser Susan Rice Declines to Testify Before Senate Subcommittee
OF COURSE SUSAN RICE HAD NO PROBLEM GOING ON CNN AND DISCUSSING THE ISSUES …
As reported at Politico, Former Obama administration National Security Adviser Susan Rice on Wednesday declined a request to testify next week before a Senate subcommittee, citing separation of powers between the executive and legislative branches and the fact that the invitation was not bipartisan. SERIOUSLY? If the allegation is that somehow Obama administration officials utilized intelligence for political purposes is absolutely false, then why is former Obama administration National Security Adviser Susan Rice ducking the U.S. Senate subcommittee? Me thinks you have much to hide. Honestly, how does Susan Rice think that declining the request to testify on Russian hacking not make her look guilty as sin? So much for the most transparent administration ever.
Former Obama administration National Security Adviser Susan Rice on Wednesday declined a request to testify next week before a Senate subcommittee, citing separation of powers between the executive and legislative branches and the fact that the invitation was not bipartisan.
Rice’s decision to decline the invitation to testify on Russia’s election meddling came in a letter from her lawyer, Kathryn Ruemmler, to the leaders of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.).
The letter, first reported by CNN, notes that the invitation to testify came only from Graham and that Whitehouse “has informed us by letter that he did not agree to” the request, which Ruemmler calls “a significant departure from the bipartisan invitations extended to other witnesses.”
“Moreover,” Ruemmler writes, “Chairman Graham’s invitation was extended only after the hearing was noticed, less than two weeks before the hearing was scheduled to occur, and without consultation with Ambassador Rice, a professional courtesy that would customarily be extended to any witness.”
The Judiciary subcommittee is holding a hearing next Monday that will feature testimony from former acting Attorney General Sally Yates and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.
Former Obama Administration National Security Adviser Susan Rice had no prob;em going on the lap dog media to discuss the issues but then declines to testify for a Senate subcommittee on Russian hacking. Watch the video below of the liberal MSM trying to defend the unmasking of names. So it is ok to go on the friendly bias MSM, but hell no to Senate where she would be sworn in.
Hillary Clinton Takes Responsibility for Presidential Election Loss Then Blames FBI Director Comey, Russians & Wikileaks … If the election had been on October 27, I would be your president’
HILLARY, JUST GO AWAY … SHE BLAMES EVERYONE BUT HERSELF AND CONTINUES TO WHINE ABOUT LOSING …
Just when you think or hoped you had seen the last of her, Hilary Clinton comes back. At a Women for Women International event in New York, Clinton stated that she took full responsibility for losing the 2016 presidential election to Donald J. Trump, then went on to blame everyone else but herself for the loss. Clinton blamed FBI Director James Comey, Wikileaks, Russian interference and misogyny. Hillary continues with the right wing and now the Comey, Russian and Wikileaks conspiracy. After supposedly taking responsibility for the loss Hillary Clinton said, “If the election had been on October 27, I would be your president.” I shudder to think if that ever did happen.
What I find comical is that the most well funded campaign in history, one where the MSM was in the tank for Democrats that Hillary is still whining that how dare the people found out the truth about her and decided to not vote for her. The truth of the matter is that this was a “change” election and Hillary Clinton represents the establishment more than any candidate in modern times. She was a flawed candidate who could not tell the truth. Hillary’s scandals with private email servers and the Clinton Foundation were far too much for most Americans to stomach. And mostly, Hillary lost because she had no message and could not connect with the American people. There is a reason why the “Blue” wall of Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin crumbled. Hillary Clinton and Democrats have become a party of NYC and LA, of the Northeast and the West Coast. They have forgot about that vast space of states and people in-between long ago and paid for it dearly in 2016.
Hillary Clinton delivered her most forceful critique of President Donald Trump’s 2016 victory on Tuesday, taking personal responsibility for her failed campaign but also pointed to the timing of a letter from FBI Director James Comey and Russian interference as factors.
“If the election had been on October 27, I would be your president,” she told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour at a Women for Women International event in New York.
“I take absolute personal responsibility. I was the candidate, I was the person who was on the ballot. I am very aware of the challenges, the problems, the shortfalls that we had,” Clinton said, before adding that she was “on the way to winning until a combination of Jim Comey’s letter on October 28 and Russian WikiLeaks raised doubts in the minds of people who were inclined to vote for me and got scared off.”
Clinton, as she has done in the past, also hung part of her 2016 loss on misogyny.
“Yes, I do think it played a role. I think other things did as well,” Clinton said.
But repeatedly, Clinton came back to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s role in the 2016 election and how he was able to tilt the scale in favor of Trump and against her.
Clinton, aides say, sees her role during the Trump years as a political activist who speaks out when issue she cares about are threatened. And on Tuesday, it was clear Clinton was ready to settle into that role.
“I am now back to being an activist citizen and part of the resistance,” Clinton said, drawing cheers from the crowd that included former aides, donors and celebrities like actress Meryl Streep.
Every time I hear this woman speak, I thank my lucky stars that the 2016 election went the way it did and remind myself just how important it is that President Trump won. Interesting enough, so now Hillary is an activist citizen and part of the resistance, yet during her concession speech to then President-elect Donald Trump she said, “I congratulated Donald Trump and offered to work with him on behalf of our country.” LIAR!!!
SUSPECTED MURDERER OF BORDER PATROL AGENT BRIAN TERRY ARRESTED …
As reported at FOX News, Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes, the drug cartel member suspected of shooting and murdering U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry in 2010 has been arrested. The low-life was apprehended at a ranch on the border of the Mexican states of Sinaloa and Chihuahua by a joint U.S.-Mexico law enforcement task force that included the Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Marshals and the Border Patrol Tactical Unit. The murder of Brian Terry on December 14, 2010 in a gunfight between Border Patrol agents and members of a five-man cartel “rip crew,” is what exposed “Operation Fast and Furious,” a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) operation under the Barack Obama administration in which the federal government allowed criminals to buy guns in Phoenix-area shops.
The cartel member suspected of shooting and killing Border Patrol agent Brian Terry in 2010 with a gun supplied by the U.S. government was arrested in Mexico Wednesday, senior law enforcement, Border Patrol, and congressional sources told Fox News.
The suspect, Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes, was apprehended by a joint U.S.-Mexico law enforcement task force that included the Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Marshals and the Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC).
A $250,000 reward had been sought for information leading to the arrest of Osorio-Arellanes, who was captured at a ranch on the border of the Mexican states of Sinaloa and Chihuahua. U.S. authorities have said they will seek his extradition.
Terry was killed on Dec. 14, 2010 in a gunfight between Border Patrol agents and members of a five-man cartel “rip crew,” which regularly patrolled the desert along the U.S.-Mexico border looking for drug dealers to rob.
But of course as the liberal MSM and the Obama mouthpieces will tell you, there were no scandals during the Barack Hussein Obama presidency. As Legal Insurrection states, “FINALLY. After seven long years, authorities have arrested the man suspected of pulling the trigger and murdering Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in December 2010″.
The agent’s death exposed Operation Fast and Furious, a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) operation in which the federal government allowed criminals to buy guns in Phoenix-area shops with the intention of tracking them once they made their way into Mexico. But the agency lost track of more than 1,400 of the 2,000 guns they allowed smugglers to buy. Two of those guns were found at the scene of Terry’s killing.
The operation set off a political firestorm, and then-Attorney General Eric Holder was held in contempt of Congress after he refused to divulge documents for a congressional investigation.