Reality Winner billboard in Augusta, Georgia. (Credit: Whistleblower Support Network)
17 Jul 2018

How Judge Came To Aid Of Prosecutors When A Billboard For NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Went Up

When a loosely knit group put up a billboard in Augusta, Georgia, for NSA whistleblower Reality Winner, it did not take long for the judge to scold her attorneys.

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Billie Winner-Davis, the mother of Reality Winner, speaks with Shadowproof after Reality pled guilty to violating the Espionage Act on June 26.
29 Jun 2018

Mother Of NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner: I Didn’t Want To See Her Plead Guilty To Violating Espionage Act

Kevin Gosztola spoke to NSA whistleblower Reality Winner’s mother, Billie Winner-Davis, about her pleading guilty to violating the Espionage Act.

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Reality Winner. Photo via StandWithReality.org
26 Jun 2018

NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Will Likely Be Sentenced To Five-Plus Years In Prison

Reality Winner formally pled guilty to violating the Espionage Act. Plea was part of agreement with U.S. government for 63-month prison sentence.

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NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner. Photo via StandWithReality.org.
25 Jun 2018

Help Shadowproof Cover Final Phase Of NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner’s Prosecution

NSA whistleblower Reality Winner is expected to plead guilty to violating the Espionage Act on June 26 and Kevin Gosztola is headed to Georgia to cover it.

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21 Jun 2018

NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Will Accept Plea Agreement

National Security Agency whistleblower Reality Winner, who was charged with violating the Espionage Act when she released an NSA report on alleged Russian hacking of voter registration systems, will accept a plea agreement. Winner is scheduled to formally change her plea to guilty on June 26 in a federal court

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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)
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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05 Mar 2018

Unauthorized Disclosure—Episode 7: Augusta As Backdrop For Prosecution Of Reality Winner

Kevin Gosztola was in Augusta, Georgia, during the past week to cover a hearing in NSA contractor Reality Winner’s case. It was his first time in the city, and he describes the setting as an unintentionally appropriate backdrop for the government’s prosecution. So, Rania Khalek interviewed him. The downtown area

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