A lot has come to light since government leaker Reality Winner was charged with espionage.
She wanted to burn down the White House, she is sympathetic to radical Islamists, and she had a whole scheme on how her family should play the media and the court.
She pleaded not guilty in court but the judge denied her bail when authorities deemed her a threat to national security.
Maybe they felt that way because of new evidence they found.
Before she was a government contractor with top-secret security clearance, Winner was a linguist in the Air Force.
During her hearing, the federal prosecutor revealed while in the Air Force, she inserted a thumb drive into a government computer and copied the files containing classified information.
What did she do with this? It’s unknown.
“When you take a thumb drive in a top-secret computer as she did, we don’t know what happened to it. That falls into the landscape of danger to the community but it is also a danger to the nation,” said U.S. Magistrate Judge Brian Epps.
Investigators also discovered alarming statements made by Winner in her journal that suggest she sympathized with radical Islamists. Bloomberg reports:
In denying Winner’s request to be released while awaiting trial, Epps also cited her journal which federal agents found during a search of her Augusta home. She allegedly expressed support in her writings for Taliban leaders and Osama bin Laden as well as proclaiming she wanted to burn down the White House.
“She seems to have a fascination with the Middle East and Islamic terrorism,” Epps said. He quoted her as having written: “It’s a Christlike vision to have a fundamentalist Islamic state.”
Winner was arrested on Saturday and charged with espionage by the Justice Department, which announced the charges on Monday. Despite having expressed sympathy for the Iranian government (the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism), and repeatedly condemning President Donald Trump online prior to her employment in February with federal contractor Pluribus International Corp, Winner was granted top-secret clearance.
Despite her “not guilty” plea, Winner did admit to leaking the document and acknowledged that she was aware the information could “be used to the injury of the United States and to the advantage of a foreign nation.”
No wonder the judge is keeping her in jail. This girl might just go through with all her plans if she got out.