"People who are trusted with classified information and pledge to protect it must be held accountable when they violate that obligation", Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said in a statement.
Her mother, Billie Winner-Davis, the accused's mother said that her daughter was a linguist with the Air Force in Maryland and speaks Pashto, Farsi and Dari-languages widely spoken in Iran and Afghanistan, according to CNN. She was scheduled to appear before a federal judge Thursday for a detention hearing. Reporters gathered Tuesday outside Winner's small, red-brick home in a neighbourhood dotted with overgrown yards and houses in disrepair.
"While the FBI's allegations against victor have been made public through the release of an affidavit and search warrant, which were unsealed at the government's request, it is important to keep in mind that these documents contain unproven assertions and speculation created to serve the government's agenda and as such warrant skepticism", the news webite said.
Dated May 5, 2017, the NSA document was provided anonymously to the online news site - which specializes in national security issues - and indicates that Kremlin efforts to hack America's voting infrastructure were deeper than U.S. Government officials have previously admitted.
The rightful arrest of the contractor alleged to have leaked a classified National Security Agency report on Russian hacking must not distract from the profoundly unnerving substance contained therein. "She would not, I can tell you that for certainty. Sorry", Davis said, crying.
Victor was active on social media up to the day of her arrest.
She refers to Mr. Trump in one post as "a soulless ginger orangutan".
Winner's lawyer, Titus Nichols, said he had not yet seen any of the evidence in the case, so he could not discuss the specific accusations. Victor asked if her mother and stepfather, who live in Texas, would travel to Georgia to help feed her cat.
The Intercept said it will not be commenting further, citing the ongoing investigation.
Victor was a contractor for Pluribus International Corporation and held a top-secret security clearance. She served six years with the U.S. Air Force and received a commendation medal.
"She would not jeopardize anybody's safety", Davis-Winner said.
What punishment is she facing? She served her country.
Ellicott City, Md., yoga instructor Keith Golden thinks of Reality Leigh Winner as a dedicated student who works hard and a compassionate person who cares deeply for animals and people. It's not the person that's being portrayed. "The same is true of the FBI´s claims about how it came to arrest victor", the statement said. Victor did not enter a plea in her initial appearance Monday.
She has been assigned to a USA government facility in Augusta, Georgia, since about February 13 and had top-secret security clearance, prosecutors said. "The NSA go and check who printed this document around this time frame".
The pages from the NSA's printers came with invisible tracking dots.