Your tip

Federal Contractor ARRESTED In NSA Document Leak On Russia Election Hacking

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

The Justice Department announced Monday that an intelligence contractor has been charged with leaking a classified report on Russia's interference in the 2016 election to the press.

Reality Leigh Winner, 25, is accused of "removing classified material from a government facility and mailing it to a news outlet," according to a federal complaint, CNN reports.

The complaint revealed the findings of an internal audit, which exposed Winner as one of six people who printed the document, and the only one in email contact with the news outlet.

Article continues below advertisement

According to prosecutors, Winner confessed to leaking the classified information after being confronted. She was arrested on June 3 in Augusta, Georgia.

Winner could face up to 10 years in prison for leaking the report.

A detention hearing is set to take place on Tuesday in Augusta, said Winner's lawyer, Nichols. According to reports, she did not enter a plea in her initial appearance on Monday.

"She's just been caught in the middle of something bigger than her," Nichols said, insisting he has yet to receive evidence about the case and arrest from the government.

Meanwhile, WikiLeaks tycoon Julian Assange has shown public support for Winner, calling her courageous "in trying to help us know."


Story developing.

We pay for juicy info! Do you have a story for Email us at, or call us at (866) ON-RADAR (667-2327) any time, day or night.



More From Radar Online

    Opt-out of personalized ads

    © Copyright 2024 RADAR ONLINE™️. A DIVISION OF MYSTIFY ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK INC. RADAR ONLINE is a registered trademark. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services. Offers may be subject to change without notice.