Whistleblower Reality Winner is arrested for releasing report on Russian interference

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Reality Winner is arrested for leaking a classified document on Russian interference in the 2016 election. Trump’s Justice Department charges her with espionage and unleashes a smear campaign to paint her as un-American.

Winner is still in prison when Trump leaves office in 2021.

The document showed that Russia had accessed voter registration data leading up to the 2016 election.

Winner, an Air Force veteran working for an intelligence contractor in Augusta, Georgia, printed out and mailed a classified NSA document to The Intercept in May 2017. The document reported that Russian hackers conducted cyberattacks against a United States voting software supplier and sent phishing emails to more than 100 election officials leading up to the November 2016 election, though the data used to develop this analysis was not included in the report.







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