We’ve got a great podcast today featuring me, Barrett Brown and Billie Winner-Davis, the mother of Reality Winner.
A former American intelligence specialist. In 2017, she was charged with “removing classified material from a government facility and mailing it to a news outlet.” The material in question originated with the National Security Agency (NSA).
On June 3, 2017, while employed by the military contractor Pluribus International Corporation, Winner was arrested on suspicion of leaking an intelligence report about Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections to the news website The Intercept. The report suggested that Russian hackers had accessed at least one U.S. voting-software supplier. Twice denied bail, Winner was held at the Lincoln County Jail in Lincolnton, Georgia. On August 23, 2018, Winner was sentenced to five years and three months in prison as part of a plea deal.