She appears to say she believed the contents of the report which described Russian cyberattacks aimed at U. voter registration databases and that it should be in the public debate.'I saw the article and was like, I don't understand why this isn't a thing,' she said. I guess I just didn't care about myself at that point. Winner's defense lawyers argued in a court filing Saturday that prosecutors haven't accused Winner of any additional crimes more than three months later. attorney, warned the judge in June that investigators hadn't found the portable hard drive that Winner allegedly plugged into an Air Force computer and didn't know what might be on it.
They noted several other cases in which defendants accused of leaking multiple secret documents were freed on pre-trial bonds. Winner's lawyers included an email from Solari in their latest court filing in which the prosecutor noted that she was mistaken when she previously told the judge that Winner was recorded in a jailhouse phone conversation saying: 'Mom, those documents.
The transcript shows Winner confessed to FBI agents, telling them: 'Yeah, I screwed up royally.' Winner worked as a government contractor in Augusta until June, when she was charged with copying a classified report and mailing it to an online news organization. He ordered her jailed in June after prosecutors said Winner may have taken more than a single classified report.
Reality Leigh Winner, a decorated former US Air Force linguist who held Top Secret government clearance was asked by an FBI agent about how she managed to get the documents out of the agency's Augusta, Georgia, office.'I folded it in half in my pantyhose,' she responded, citing a transcript filed by prosecutors Wednesday and seen by Politico.
It bares resemblance to the case of Chelsea Manning, a transgender US Army soldier who was convicted by court-martial in July 2013 for leaking nearly three-quarters of a million classified or sensitive military materials to Wikileaks.
She said at the time she'd been moved to release the secret information because she 'believed I was going to help people'.
Previous analyses by the intelligence community have stated that Russia was behind hacking into the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's campaign chair in an effort to impact the election, but have not provided evidence of a successful campaign to affect the vote count or voter rolls.
The NSA report was dated May 5, the same as the document Winner is charged with leaking.