President Trump has vowed to root out leakers—and this weekend he made good on that promise.
The Department of Justice has filed charges against a federal government contractor in Georgia for allegedly removing and mailing classified information to The Intercept.
Reality Leigh Winner, 25, of Augusta, Ga., was arrested by the FBI in her home on Saturday after she allegedly printed and removed classified intelligence reporters containing “national defense information from an intelligence community agency,” according to the DOJ. She then “unlawfully transmitted by mail the intelligence reporting to an online news outlet.”
The stolen information likely provided the basis for an article printed on June 5 on The Intercept detailing Russian hacking efforts into U.S. voting software in the days leading up to the election.