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.
Reality Winner formally pled guilty to violating the Espionage Act. Plea was part of agreement with U.S. government for 63-month prison sentence.
Official With History Of Whistleblower Retaliation Served On Board That Fired Key U.S. Intelligence Whistleblower Advocate
Key U.S. intelligence whistleblower advocate was fired by ad-hoc board supported by no policy. Board included officials with huge conflict of interest.
FBI whistleblower Terry Albury pled guilty to disclosing documents to a reporter and unauthorized retention of a document in violation of the Espionage Act.
An appeals court agreed with a federal magistrate judge that Reality Winner “hates” America and might flee if granted bail.
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.
FBI agents did not think Reality Winner was a “big bad mastermind prolific spy,” yet the government is prosecuting her under the Espionage Act.
A former Interior Department policy director faced retaliation for “speaking out about the dangers that climate change poses to Alaska Native communities.”
Imprisoned CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling’s complaint over an alleged incident with threatening officer was rejected by Bureau Of Prisons regional office
The frenetic political climate intensified by leaks will likely push the Trump administration to pursue aggressive leaks prosecutions.