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orangecrush

(19,717 posts)
Tue Jun 6, 2017, 10:52 PM Jun 2017

The GOP wants to distract you with Reality Winner

(CNN)It's a tough time to work in national security and have opinions, or even a conscience. On Monday, a 25-year-old federal contractor named Reality Leigh Winner was arrested for allegedly leaking a top-secret NSA document to The Intercept.

The apparent document, dated a month ago, contains shocking details about an alleged Russian cyberattack on a supplier of US voting software, as well as malicious emails sent to voting officials in an attempt to hack their computers. Unlike previous reports, this one, if accurate, was far more overt in what it revealed, leaving little doubt that the attacks were coordinated by the GRU, the Russian state's military intelligence unit. Winner was charged under the Espionage Act for the leak, and faces up to 10 years in prison.

Depending whom you ask, Winner is either a criminal or a whistleblower. If she is indeed the person behind the leak, then perhaps she's both: someone who felt an understandable moral obligation to release information that is in the public interest, but who also broke the law.
Her case is an important one to follow, and the sloppy missteps by The Intercept offer important lessons for journalists who receive leaked documents and outlets that publish them. But it shouldn't eclipse the bigger picture: that while low-level leakers like Winner become the subjects of large-scale public prosecutions, our own President has a nasty habit of spewing highly classified and sensitive information to boost his own ego and impress his audience.


http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/06/opinions/reality-winner-distraction-opinion-filipovic/







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The GOP wants to distract you with Reality Winner (Original Post) orangecrush Jun 2017 OP
K&R bdamomma Jun 2017 #1
Thanks orangecrush Jun 2017 #2
Geez, that comment is so on target bdamomma Jun 2017 #3
Great National Peril orangecrush Jun 2017 #4
she called him MFM008 Jun 2017 #5
She is as I once was orangecrush Jun 2017 #6
But the KGOP is also calling attention to its own enormous treasonous shitstain Achilleaze Jun 2017 #7
that is all they will talk about on thursday spanone Jun 2017 #8

bdamomma

(64,019 posts)
3. Geez, that comment is so on target
Tue Jun 6, 2017, 11:12 PM
Jun 2017

and so true. We are truly in a mess, we got the world against us after listening to Lawrence O'Donnell do we really want our kids or grand kids to inherit this mess. All I remember seeing is how that fricking McConnell is sitting next to the FAKE pResident smiling like everything is just peachy when don the con had lunch with those filthy repigs,

as nancegreggs said in her thread
WTF is wrong with these people???

orangecrush

(19,717 posts)
4. Great National Peril
Tue Jun 6, 2017, 11:21 PM
Jun 2017

We are in it up to our necks.

The "grown ups" are sitting on their thumbs watching this, while 25 year olds are sacrificing their lives.

Achilleaze

(15,543 posts)
7. But the KGOP is also calling attention to its own enormous treasonous shitstain
Wed Jun 7, 2017, 06:47 AM
Jun 2017

I mean, the report she released makes it damn clear the russians are trying to f*ck America over.

And the republians are blissfully, disgracefully letting them do it.

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