That news outlet is widely believed to be The Intercept, which published a report Monday detailing an apparent NSA document that said Russian military intelligence attempted to hack a USA company that provides election software.
The report, dated last month, asserts that hackers obtained information from company employees and used that to send phishing emails to 122 local election officials just before the election last November in an attempt to break into their systems.
Her attorney told reporters she plans to plead not guilty.
A federal grand jury sitting in Savannah has indicted Reality Leigh Winner on a single count of willful retention and transmission of national defense information.
It will be hard for 25-year-old Reality Winner to get a fair trial if her case becomes "this big thing where we're not going to tolerate leakers", Winner's mother, Billie Winner-Davis, told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday.
On Facebook, Winner posted concerns about climate change and lamented that "people voted for a soulless ginger orangutan".
The 25-year-old contractor accused of leaking top secret documents remains jailed in Lincoln County, Ga. The judge will determine whether to release her on bond.
As for her daughter's reported alt-left ties, Winner-Davis denied any knowledge of the notion whatsoever. "She is a good person".
"This often-condemned law", he explained, "provides no space to distinguish the extraordinary disclosure of inappropriately classified information in the public interest-whistleblowing-from the malicious disclosure of secrets to foreign governments by those motivated by a specific intent to harm to their countrymen". The charges she faces are not "an insult to her and her service", as her stepfather declares - they are a legitimate effect of breaking the law.
The Department of Justice said victor has admitted to the accusations.
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"Repeat after me: In the United States of America, in the year 2017, access to clean, fresh, water is not a right, but a privilege based off one's socio-economic status". Her mother said she speaks Pashto, Farsi and Dari.
Before her arrest, the Texas-raised linguist and Air Force veteran was also known as a yoga instructor and animal lover.
"The important thing is don't rush into deciding what is true or not true", her court-appointed lawyer Titus Nichols said yesterday. He says he is going to try to get her released ahead of trial.
Epps also said he was concerned that victor appeared to have a fascination with the Middle East and Islamic terrorism, Begnaud reports.
Not only did an Augustan make global news, but she is facing serious federal charges for sending a top-secret National Security Agency report about Russia's possible activity in the 2016 presidential election to an online news outlet called The Intercept.
Ed Tarver, former U.S. District attorney and Federal prosecutor spoke to NewsChannel 6 about the likelihood of victor being released on bond and the charges she could face if convicted. "She's, she's our victor. So". Who with her cat and serving her family a vegetarian meal of barbecued jackfruit.
Winner-Davis and her husband said they have spoken to Winner by telephone since her arrest and saw her briefly at a hearing Monday. "I never termed her as a political activist at all, ever". David Perdue, R-Ga., after Trump nominated Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency. What am I trying to say?
Prosecutors say victor admitted to intentionally leaking the document when she was arrested on June 3 in Georgia.
The mother and stepfather of 25-year-old Reality Leigh Winner, the NSA contractor accused of leaking government secrets, are speaking out about their daughter.
But those mishandling or leaking classified information face stiff prison sentences if caught. At the request of the government, recent model colour printers automatically leave a unique stamp on the documents they produce. Garrick said investigators found victor had exchanged email with the news outlet using her work computer.