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Step aside Edward Snowden: the world has another leaking NSA contractor to obsess with, if only for the next 15 minutes.
As reported earlier,
Reality Leigh Winner is the 25-year-old woman who stole “Top secret”
documents from the National Security Agency and leaked them to The
Intercept, "confirming" that the Russian military intelligence GRU was
behind an attempt to hack more than 100 local election officials.
First, dome details on her background.
was born in Texas in December 1991. She was raised in Kingsville, a
small city in the south of the state, about 40 miles from Corpus
Sometime later she moved to Maryland. According to public
records, she had on her record was one citation, issued December 13,
2016, in Howard, Maryland for failing to control her vehicle’s speed on a
highway to avoid a collision. She reportedly went to H.M. King High
School and lived in Columbia, Maryland at a time. She has a sister,
Brittany, who is studying for a PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology at
Michigan State University.
Reality began working defense contractor Pluribus
International Corporation,in Augusta, Georgia, in February this year,
according to court filings (see below). She previously served in the US
air force since January 2013 and held a top-secret security clearance,
indicating she first got her top secret clearance in her early 20s.