Kevin Gosztola discusses his plans for trial coverage of Reality Winner, the NSA contractor at the center of Donald Trump’s first major leak prosecution.
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.
Judge contended Winner’s “hate” for America and supposed admiration of Edward Snowden and Julian Assange make her a dangerous threat.
FBI agents did not think Reality Winner was a “big bad mastermind prolific spy,” yet the government is prosecuting her under the Espionage Act.
Reality Winner is the first person to be charged with violating the Espionage Act under President Donald Trump’s administration.