Alleged leaker Reality Winner told feds that she stuffed a classified document into her pantyhose in a haphazard way that was not like “Edward Snowden or anything.”
The National Security Agency contractor, who allegedly leaked a classified report on Russian hacking of the 2016 election, described the clumsy stunt in an interview with federal authorities who executed a search warrant at her home, according to a transcript obtained by Politico on Wednesday.
It might be her parents fault for giving her than name.
“Folded it in half and put it in my pantyhose,” the contractor said in June when asked how she smuggled the document out of a high-security facility.Maybe she's going to claim stupidity as a mitigating factor. This is somewhat reminiscent of Sandy Burger stealing documents from the National Archives by stuffing them in his socks. Is that where she got the inspiration.
She then said she mailed it somewhere. The recipient is redacted from the report, but it was published by The Intercept.
When the investigators asked if she had contacted the recipient beforehand, Winner admitted the operation was not highly organized.
“I wasn’t trying to be Edward Snowden or anything,” she said, according to the transcripts.They should play Fox on a screen all day, every day in her cell during her well deserved incarceration.
The former contractor also complained about Fox News being played constantly at her office.
“I’ve filed formal complaints about them having Fox News on in the workplace,” she said.
“Just at least, for God’s sake, put Al Jazeera on, or a slideshow of people’s pets. I’ve tried everything to get that changed.”
But it raises a question of how a seemingly stupid, and disloyal person was hired by NSA and achieve a position of handling any sensitive material.
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