Contractor Charged For Leaking Secret NSA Report Of Russian Hacking Effort Days Before 2016 Election

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    If the hacking allegation is true, then it affects both Democrats and Republicans (and independent and third-party voters) equally, and we all should be pulling together to minimise this in the future. Right now I think we need to let the investigations establish what went down.
     
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    This looks fake to me. If it is real then someone or someone's needs to go to jail. The Intercept just posted SCI material to the public. Even with the redacted parts the document clearly says. "The unclassified data in this report is protected from public disclosure by Federal law".
     
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    Help out a lamen? what's SCI?
     
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    It stands for "Sensitive Compartmentive Information". It's information that is basically above top secret. I have a clearance (doesn't matter which one) but in my office when the SCI stuff comes out I need to leave the room. Even in our secured work space tge SCI stuff needs to be kept in a special locked safe. If we come across SCI or TS material out of the save it's a big freaking deal.

    So the fact that this news organization just printed it Willy-nilly seems fishy to me.
     
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    Well, it certainly is a big deal. It's not surprising to anyone who knows how the Russians operate.

    But there is still no evidence to suggest that this particular cyber attack influenced the outcome of the election. And statistical analysis of vote returns suggests that no such attack was successful. (The same statistical analysis that suggests that voter fraud was a complete non-issue also. But somehow a lot of people are going to ignore that.)
     
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    https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/fede...emoving-and-mailing-classified-materials-news

    "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.

    Once investigative efforts identified Winner as a suspect, the FBI obtained and executed a search warrant at her residence. According to the complaint, Winner agreed to talk with agents during the execution of the warrant. During that conversation, Winner admitted intentionally identifying and printing the classified intelligence reporting at issue despite not having a "need to know," and with knowledge that the intelligence reporting was classified. Winner further admitted removing the classified intelligence reporting from her office space, retaining it, and mailing it from Augusta, Georgia, to the news outlet, which she knew was not authorized to receive or possess the documents.

    An individual charged by criminal complaint is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceedings.

    The prosecution is being handled by Trial Attorney Julie A. Edelstein of the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Security Division’s Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Solari of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Georgia. The investigation is being conducted by the FBI."
     
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    Right on man. Lets sweep this under the rug as fast as possible.
     
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    Hmm... She's a Bernie bro. Hope she can find a crossfit box and vegan meals in prison.
     
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    No reasonable prosecutor.....
     
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    I heard from a reliable source there were 3-5 million fraudulent votes in this past election. :rolleyes:
     
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    Are we not pointing out that 25 years ago someone named their child 'Reality'?

    The 90s have a lot of explaining to do.
     
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    FBI has already made an arrest on the leaker...just in case the usual suspects try to argue anonymous sources tidbit.

    https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/fede...emoving-and-mailing-classified-materials-news
     
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    But Putin told Megyn that they had nothing to do with it. The horror!
     
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    Seems like everyone else is late to the party tonight...
     
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    does this fall under the Whistleblower Protection Act? Honest question...
     
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    I don't think so, she leaked the info without going to the correct channels.
     
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    Probably not. And I'm guessing with this administration we are going to see these kinds of cases go through the roof. I would also expect them to be used as an excuse to purge as many career inteligence official as possible.
     
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    There in lies the problem, what are the correct channels?
     
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    First you tweet to Trump....
     
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    Usually there is an internal affairs group in any department/agency.
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    You can choose to send an email to HRC ;)
     

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