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DOJ Charges Federal Contractor For Leaking Classified Materials

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posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 05:46 PM
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The DOJ has made an official statement, an announcement
of a criminal complaint against a leaker of Classified Materials
to a news outlet.

Earlier reports that the DOJ would be investigating and
prosecuting leakers to the media seems to be real.


Federal Government Contractor in Georgia Charged With Removing and Mailing Classified Materials to a News Outlet A criminal complaint was filed in the Southern District of Georgia today charging Reality Leigh Winner, 25, a federal contractor from Augusta, Georgia, with removing classified material from a government facility and mailing it to a news outlet, in violation of 18 U.S.C. Section 793(e).

Winner was arrested by the FBI at her home on Saturday, June 3, and appeared in federal court in Augusta this afternoon. “Exceptional law enforcement efforts allowed us quickly to identify and arrest the defendant,” said Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein. “Releasing classified material without authorization threatens our nation’s security and undermines public faith in government. People who are trusted with classified information and pledge to protect it must be held accountable when they violate that obligation.” According to the allegations contained in the criminal complaint: Winner is a contractor with Pluribus International Corporation assigned to a U.S. government agency facility in Georgia. She has been employed at the facility since on or about February 13, and has held a Top Secret clearance during that time.

On or about May 9, Winner printed and improperly removed classified intelligence reporting, which contained classified national defense information from an intelligence community agency, and unlawfully retained it. Approximately a few days later, Winner unlawfully transmitted by mail the intelligence reporting to an online news outlet.


www.justice.gov...

Looking for further information to add.
Reports were that the leakers would be found and
charged, not necessarily the media outlets themselves.

From the report, the woman was just arrested on June 3rd, 2017.

Is this related to any of the most current raids?

There is the sworn affidavit of the here describes this
Material as "defense information"

Time just put up an article.

time.com...

Reports are coming in that Suspect Ms Winner
Visited the Obama Whitehouse before the election!

mobile.twitter.com...


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posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 05:55 PM
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Hopefully this is the first of many.


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posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 05:57 PM
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I'm more excited that Media Outlets paid Ms. WINNER (lol..Winner) to break the law. Please God, let CNN be one of them!



posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 05:59 PM
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originally posted by: UKTruth
Hopefully this is the first of many.


Agreed!

My bet would be that the real classifiedinformation leaked will be
vastly different from the anonymous sourced leaks to the press.



posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 06:00 PM
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I'm not entirely convinced that the documents are real. This could've been easily a honeypot and Winner swallowed the bait.



posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 06:00 PM
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posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 06:02 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

If that info fromThe Intercept was for this same
Person, sure looks like they sat on it for a while.

It says nothing about Trump!
nothing about his cabinet members either!



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posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 06:03 PM
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Tip of the iceberg.

So, she went to work for a federal contractor in February, got top secret clearance during that time, and by May 9th was removing classified national defense information from an intelligence agency, retained it briefly, then transmitted it to an online news agency!

Unbelievable!!



posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 06:07 PM
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originally posted by: burntheships
a reply to: xuenchen

If that info fromThe Intercept was for this same
Person, sure looks like they sat on it for a while.

It says nothing about Trump!
Nothing about his cabinet members either!




But we will see the MSM "Capitalize" on the twisting.

They already are.

The whole thing was designed to give the MSM more fuel for the "Russian" things that go bump in the night.



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posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 06:08 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

Many of us have been saying, the media is distracting
from the real story; Which is that there is a politically
motivated series of criminal acts that started in
the Obama Administration. The leaks are part of it!

abcnews.go.com...



posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 06:08 PM
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originally posted by: Liquesence
Already being discussed


Closed.

Reopened....it seems to be enough of a different subject.
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posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 06:20 PM
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originally posted by: queenofswords
Tip of the iceberg.

So, she went to work for a federal contractor in February, got top secret clearance during that time, and by May 9th was removing classified national defense information from an intelligence agency, retained it briefly, then transmitted it to an online news agency!

Unbelievable!!


Yeah, is this part of "resist" ?

She is mildly more successful than Hillary Clinton.



posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 06:21 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen

originally posted by: burntheships
a reply to: xuenchen

If that info fromThe Intercept was for this same
Person, sure looks like they sat on it for a while.

It says nothing about Trump!
Nothing about his cabinet members either!




But we will see the MSM "Capitalize" on the twisting.

They already are.

The whole thing was designed to give the MSM more fuel for the "Russian" things that go bump in the night.



That would explain why they sat on it,
If it is indeed the same leak.

Look for more arrests!


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posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 06:22 PM
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a reply to: queenofswords



Tip of the iceberg.

So, she went to work for a federal contractor in February, got top secret clearance during that time, and by May 9th was removing classified national defense information from an intelligence agency, retained it briefly, then transmitted it to an online news agency!

Unbelievable!!


That is a strange timeline of events. I'm not very speculative by nature, but it is almost as if she got the job for the sole purpose of leaking information.



posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 06:24 PM
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originally posted by: burntheships
a reply to: xuenchen

If that info fromThe Intercept was for this same
Person, sure looks like they sat on it for a while.

It says nothing about Trump!
nothing about his cabinet members either!




As President Trump said, in most forceful terms, the Trump-Russian collusion investigation is nothing but a WITCH HUNT.

When will American taxpayers DEMAND that our Congress quit wasting our money on these 3 simultaneous investigations?



posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 06:26 PM
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originally posted by: DontTreadOnMe

originally posted by: Liquesence
Already being discussed


Closed.

Reopened....it seems to be enough of a different subject.


I'm looking forward to the new threads when Ms. WINNER starts spilling her guts about other leakers, and the MSM involvement in these felonies. Yippie!



posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 06:27 PM
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originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
a reply to: queenofswords



Tip of the iceberg.

So, she went to work for a federal contractor in February, got top secret clearance during that time, and by May 9th was removing classified national defense information from an intelligence agency, retained it briefly, then transmitted it to an online news agency!

Unbelievable!!


That is a strange timeline of events. I'm not very speculative by nature, but it is almost as if she got the job for the sole purpose of leaking information.


I was thinking the exact same thing!!



posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 06:28 PM
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She sure is a winner isn't she?



posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 06:34 PM
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originally posted by: Perfectenemy
I'm not entirely convinced that the documents are real. This could've been easily a honeypot and Winner swallowed the bait.


I'm looking for a link to them, link?

I'd like to imagine the NSA is better than
that, but since the last Big One it's hard to say.

One thing for certain, if they are real,
It is going to be seriously not worth it.




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