NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner. Photo via StandWithReality.org.
14 May 2018

Reality Winner’s Defense Appeals Magistrate Judge’s Decision To Reject Subpoenas

The defense for former NSA contractor Reality Winner appealed a federal magistrate judge’s decision, where 40 out of 41 subpoenas were rejected.

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Reality Winner. Photo via standwithreality.org
30 Apr 2018

Reality Winner’s Defense Severely Hindered As Judge Rejects Nearly All Subpoenas

A federal judge denied forty of the forty-one requests for subpoenas submitted by Reality Winner’s attorneys, severely limiting her defense.

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FBI seal. (Photo by groovysoup on Flickr)
19 Apr 2018

FBI Whistleblower Faces Up To Five Years In Prison After Accepting Plea Deal

FBI whistleblower Terry Albury pled guilty to disclosing documents to a reporter and unauthorized retention of a document in violation of the Espionage Act.

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FBI seal. (Photo by groovysoup on Flickr)
29 Mar 2018

Notes On The Trump Justice Department’s Second Major Leak Prosecution

Local news media in Minnesota reported that FBI special agent Terry Albury was charged with violating the Espionage Act when he allegedly disclosed documents to the Intercept. He apparently pled guilty and took responsibility for his alleged actions. Albury is the second person who made disclosures to the press to

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Kristian Saucier (left) and Reality Winner (right).
12 Mar 2018

Trump’s Pardon For Navy Sailor Brings Renewed Attention to Two-Tiered Justice System For Leaks

Trump’s pardon of Navy sailor stands in stark contrast to double-standard for leaks, especially when considering David Petraeus and Reality Winner’s cases

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Reality Winner's home in Georgia. Photo by Kevin Gosztola.
27 Feb 2018

In Reality Winner’s Case, Defense Seizes Upon FBI Testimony To Bolster Motion To Suppress Statements

FBI agents who questioned NSA contractor Reality Winner never told her she was “free to leave” while executing search warrants.

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Reality Winner. Photo via standwithreality.org
29 Jan 2018

Defense: Government Puts Burden On Reality Winner To Excuse FBI Violating Her Rights

NSA whistleblower Reality Winner’s attorneys contend the government places the burden on her to demand her rights from FBI agents who violated them.

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NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner. Photo via StandWithReality.org.
04 Jan 2018

The Espionage Act And NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner’s Uphill Struggle To Defend Herself

NSA whistleblower Reality Winner faces an uphill battle at trial after Obama-era leak prosecutions intensified the government’s ability to wield the Espionage Act.

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Japanese heavy cruiser Mikuma, photographed from a USS Enterprise (CV-6) SBD aircraft during the Battle of Midway, after she had been bombed by planes from Enterprise and USS Hornet (CV-8). By U.S. Navy, photographed from a USS Enterprise (CV-6) Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
25 Oct 2017

When Government Wanted To Prosecute Tribune Reporter For Leak—But Feared Public Just Wouldn’t Get It

New documents by the National Security Archive reveal why a grand jury refused to prosecute a Chicago Tribune reporter during World War II for a leak.

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31 May 2016

Chelsea Manning Received Same Sentence As Soldier Who Tried To Sell Information

Manning is challenging the Army for sentencing her to serve around the same time as a soldier who believed he was selling classified information to a spy.

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