Woman in security leak case to stay jailed

Modesto Morganelli
Giugno 9, 2017

The charge, willful retention and transmission of national defense information, could bring victor up to 10 years in prison.

Winner, a contractor with Pluribus International Corporation in Georgia, faces up to 10 years in prison for leaking classified information.

Prosecutors also said while victor was serving in the Air Force she put a removable thumb drive into a top-secret computer. The thumb drive has not been found, and U.S. Magistrate Judge Brian Epps said he was concerned since that drive's location is unknown.

The plan, which victor reportedly discussed with her sister from the Georgia detention center where she resides, is somewhat hypocritical since she has said on social media that "being white is terrorism". They say victor admitted to printing the report.

Details suggest that the document in question was the basis for a report from the Intercept on Monday about cyberattacks carried out by Russian government hackers against a US voting software supplier before the presidential election. Russian hackers attacked at least one US voting software supplier days before the 2016 presidential election, acco.

Further, Winner reportedly told her sister that she would play the "pretty, white, and cute" card to avoid getting in trouble for sharing "pretty important documents". "I want to burn the White House down".

Solari cautioned that prosecutors were not trying to link victor to terrorism.

"The government is not in any way suggesting the defendant has become a jihadist or that she is a Taliban sympathizer", Solari told the judge.

At the time, victor was working at an NSA outpost, while technically employed by a government contractor called Pluribus International Corporation. Prosecutors don't think victor is a jihadist or terrorist sympathizer, they say that before she left the military, she inserted an external hard drive into a top-secret computer there.

It is unknown what happened to the thumb drive.

Victor was arrested over the weekend after she admitted to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents that she stole a Top Secret report from her employer, Pluribus International, an Augusta, Ga. -based NSA contractor.

Winner, who appeared in court in an orange jumpsuit with her hair in a bun, has been held in a federal detention center in Lincolnton, Georgia.

Winner's attorney says she should be released and prosecutors are exaggerating the threat she poses.

Billie Winner-Davis (left, with husband Gary) said that she was stunned by the charges against her daughter.


"If she made this mistake", Davis said, referring to the leaked documents, "it needs to be balanced against what she has done in the past and how she has served this country".

Trump, who has repeatedly vowed to crack down on leakers, believes anyone found guilty of unlawfully disclosing government secrets should be punished to the fullest extent of the law, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said at a press briefing ahead of the detention hearing for victor. It's not the person that's being portrayed. "She is a victor", Gary said.

Winner-Davis told the Daily News she was stunned when she learned of the charges, adding that her daughter had voiced disagreement with President Trump but "never anything raging at all".

The former Air Force linguist, who speaks Arabic and Farsi and had a top-secret security clearance, was working as a government contractor in Augusta when she copied and mailed a classified report containing top-secret material to an online news organization, prosecutors say.

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