The leaker of classified NSA documents, Reality Leigh Winner appeared in court today in Augusta Georgia. She was denied bail as prosecutors provided the judge with evidence from the case including Ms. Winner writing about burning down the White House as well as a pre-planned intention to flee the country as well as head to Afghanistan or Mexico.
(Via ABC) […] Prosecutors said they seized handwritten notes — written in several languages — coming from her home during a raid, including one in which said “I want to burn the White House down.” additional notes detailed how to get a burner email account as well as phones as well as travel details for a trip to Afghanistan Winner allegedly planned to make from the summer. (read more)
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Solari said in court in which Winner admitted she had leaked the top secret document “to a particular news agency she admired” — as well as said “she was underwhelmed with what Wikileaks had to offer.”
Attorney Solari stressed in which Winner referred to “documents” from the plural, as well as in which federal agents were looking to see whether she may have stolen additional classified information; adding in which Winner allegedly had access to the dark web as well as had set up burner email accounts.
Federal agents found two notebooks in Winner’s home, according to the prosecution. In one, prosecutors allege in which she wrote, “I want to burn the White House down.” On another page in one of the notebooks, prosecutors said, she listed the names of several Taliban as well as al Qaeda leaders, including Osama Bin Laden.
Winner allegedly told her mother in which she needed to “go nuclear with the press” if she didn’t get bond because in which’s how Chelsea Manning got out.
When prosecutors questioned Winner-Davis about her daughter telling her to “play in which angle,” she said the idea was true.
A federal judge denied Winner’s request for bond. (more)