And in a response to Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, who said "We will never use our weapons against anyone, except in self-defense", victor proclaimed her support for Iran, writing: "There are many Americans protesting USA govt aggression towards Iran". Victor remained locked up Tuesda.
"The side of Reality that we know and love is not what's being portrayed and we wanna put her face out there, rather than what's being pulled for their own political purposes", said Gary Davis, Reality's father.
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She had been living in Maryland, not far from the NSA's main campus at Fort Meade, and she sounded a bit lonely on social media as she settled in her new home in Georgia. The Air Force veteran printed out a classified summary of attempts that Russian hackers made to influence the 2016 presidential election.
The family of an intelligence contractor who allegedly leaked a highly classified document about Russian interference in the US election told NBC News that "she would not jeopardize anybody's safety".
A judge has ruled that a woman charged with leaking secrets to a reporter will remain jailed until her trial after prosecutors argued that she might possess more stolen intelligence and could try to flee the country.
Victor grew up in Kingsville, Texas, about 40 miles outside Corpus Christi, where she attended H.M. King High School and made a name for herself on the varsity tennis team, according to local news reports.
The indictment filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court charges 25-year-old Reality Winner with a single count of illegally retaining and transmitting national defense information.
The FBI says victor was working as a government contractor last month when she copied a classified intelligence report containing top-secret information and mailed it to a reporter.
Authorities haven't described the report or named the news outlet.
The Intercept published on Monday an article titled, "Top-Secret NSA Report Details Russian Hacking Effort Days Before 2016 Election", on the same day victor appeared in federal court and was charged under the Espionage Act. In numerous news stories, unnamed sources allege victor gave it to a reporter at The Intercept.
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The obvious question becomes: What was victor, a U.S. Air Force veteran with no criminal convictions, thinking? Even if you take all the government allegations as true, it's clear she is neither a threat to public safety nor a flight risk. "I don't know how to explain it".
Nichols cast doubt on the government's side of the story, and as for the alleged confession, he said, "The bigger issue is: Was my client interrogated without her attorney?" He says she has never ran away from anything and there's no reason to hold her.
The FBI says victor has admitted to being the leaker, but her lawyer, Titus Nichols, says she plans to fight the charges. "The government is scraping and clawing to build a mountain out of a molehill".
Winner's mother expressed to Cooper that she was terrified that her daughter wasn't going to get a fair trial.
And there was a notation in one notebook, Solari said in which victor purportedly wrote, "I want to burn the White House down".
Victor was likely caught due to some apparent oversights in The Intercept's source verification process.
On the "CBS Evening News", Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett merely brushed over her anti-Trump hatred.
"I think that leaks can be risky in a lot of ways that aren't readily apparent", De said.
The bond hearing will take place at the Federal Courthouse in Downtown Augusta at 4 pm. Like so many people her age, she documented it on social media, posting about the little resort where she stayed, the banana pancakes she enjoyed and a moment of reflection she had while sitting in the Mayan pyramids.
Victor remained locked up Tuesday on federal charges that she made copies of classified documents containing top-secret material and mailed them to an online news organization. Victor was one of these six individuals.
In a post that has now been deactivated but was published by ABC News, Winner wrote about four months ago that she was against the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines.