NSA Leaker Reality Winner "Wanted To Burn Down The White House"

Prosectors say NSA contractor Reality Winner, who was recently arrested for providing website The Intercept with a top secret document allegedly revealing Russian hacking of the US election, "wanted to burn down the White House."

On Thursday afternoon, the 25-year-old woman was indicted by a federal grand jury on a single count. She entered a not-guilty plea before the judge denied bond.

Based on evidence seized from her home, federal prosecutors detailed Winner's alleged plans "to burn down the White House" and travel to Afghanistan, pledging her allegiance to the Taliban.

Prosecutors argued that the only thing Winner could do if she were released on bail is be recruited by the nation’s enemies.

The prosecution added that in a phone call to her sister expressed her confidence in how to play the court during her bond hearing, telling her, “I’m pretty, white and cute." Prosecutors said Winner told her sister she would braid her hair and cry in court.

ALSO... Winner allegedly told her mother that she needed to “go nuclear with the press” if she didn’t get bond because that’s how Chelsea Manning got out.

When prosecutors questioned Winner's mother about her daughter telling her to “play that angle,” she said it was true.

A federal judge denied Winner’s request for bond.

 

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