Judge denies bail for indicted NSA leaker Reality Winner after not guilty plea

A sovereign decider on Thursday denied bail to Reality Leigh Winner, a 25-year-old Georgia lady indicted of leaking personal information to a media, after prosecutors argued she stays a moody risk, a hazard to a open and could presumably trickle some-more supervision documents.


Winner, a National Security Agency executive and former Air Force linguist, pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court to a sovereign assign of gathering, transmitting or losing invulnerability information, a transgression offense underneath a Espionage and Censorship Act, according to a Associated Press.

She is a initial chairman charged with leaking personal information during a Trump administration, that has called regularly for investigations into media reports on leaked intelligence. If convicted, Winner could face adult to 10 years in prison.

Authorities have not identified a essence of a leaked paperwork or named a news opening that perceived it, though a charges were done open Monday, shortly after a Intercept published a story about an NSA news on Russian efforts to change a 2016 election.

At a bail conference Thursday, prosecutors told U.S. Magistrate Judge Brian Epps that they had unclosed additional information, including what they described as “disturbing” cover entries, that done Winner a moody risk and risk to a open if she is expelled before trial.

“We don’t know how most some-more she knows and how most some-more she remembers,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Solari said, reported a AP. “But we do know she’s really intelligent. So she’s got a lot of profitable information in her head.”


Reality Winner exits a Augusta Courthouse on Jun 8 in Augusta, Ga. (Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

Solari told a decider that Winner might be in possession of some-more top-secret intelligence. While still portion in a Air Force, Winner extrinsic a unstable tough expostulate into a troops computer, Solari pronounced investigators have learned, according to a AP. Authorities don’t know what was saved to a expostulate or where it is now.

Comments Solari pronounced Winner wrote in a cover also endangered a judge: “I wish to bake a White House Down … find somewhere in Kurdistan to live. Ha-ha!”

Prosecutors pronounced they also found a names of 3 famous Islamist extremists in Winner’s notebook, reported Reuters. As an Air Force linguist, Winner schooled to pronounce Arabic and Farsi. She served for 6 years and worked with a section of Afghans, that brought her joy, her relatives told a Huffington Post.

Solari pronounced prosecutors were not perplexing to couple her to terrorism, however.

“The supervision is not in any approach suggesting a suspect has turn a jihadist or that she is a Taliban sympathizer,” Solari told a judge, according to a AP.

As The Washington Post previously reported, Winner had recently changed to Augusta, Ga., after holding a pursuit with confidence subcontractor Pluribus International. There, she taught yoga, used CrossFit and tweeted about her restlessness with President Trump.

Winner, dressed in an orange jumpsuit, spoke small during a conference solely to enter her plea.

Solari pronounced in justice Thursday that Solari had certified to FBI agents after her detain Saturday that she common a personal report, reported CNN.

Winner told authorities, according to Solari, that she was “mad about what she had recently seen in a media” and that she “wanted to set a contribution right,” CNN reported. Solari also pronounced that Winner confessed to her mom during a available phone call from jail that she “screwed up.”

Repeating many of a same pleas they’ve done during media interviews this week, Winner’s relatives told a decider their daughter was a loyalist and honourable citizen who acted no risk to a United States. They offering to compensate Winner’s bond with their 20-acre home in Texas and positive a decider she wouldn’t rush if released.

“Your honor, my daughter is a good girl,” Winner’s stepfather, Gary Davis, told a judge, according to Reuters. “She will do whatever we tell her to do if we extend her bond.”


Billie Winner-Davis and her husband, Gary Davis, relatives of indicted NSA leaker Reality Leigh Winner, arrive during a U.S. District Courthouse Thursday. (Chris Aluka Berry/European Pressphoto Agency)

But ultimately, a decider denied a request, citing her cover musings on a Middle East and criticism about blazing down a White House as unsettling.

“Whether that’s a jokingly or not, it still concerns me,” a decider said, according to a AP.

Winner’s attorney, Titus Nichols, pronounced in justice that his client’s standing as a record savvy millennial is being used foul opposite her.

“The supervision is scraping and clawing to build a towering out of a molehill,” Nichols said, reported a AP.

Winner is a initial chairman charged with leaking personal information during a Trump administration, that has called regularly for investigations into media reports on leaked intelligence. If convicted, Winner could face adult to 10 years in prison.

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