NSA leaker Reality Winner pledged allegiance to Taliban, wrote ‘I want to burn the White House down’

On thursday, Atlanta’s WSB TV reported that 25-year-old Reality Winner, the federal contractor who allegedly leaked top secret information to the media, pledged allegiance to  the Taliban and reportedly wrote, “I want to burn the White House down.”

Appearing before a federal magistrate Thursday, Winner entered a not guilty plea.  The judge denied bond.

According WSB:

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

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.

The report also revealed Winner to be someone who intends to play on the emotions of the court and the public:

They said in recorded jailhouse calls, she told her mother how to play her side of the story in the media— as someone who was scared she’d disappear from an interrogation room in her Augusta home after Saturday’s raid.

Prosecutors said a phone call to her sister expressed Winner’s confidence in how to play the court during her bond hearing.

“I’m pretty, white and cute,” she allegedly told her sister. Prosecutors said Winner told her sister she would braid her hair and cry in court.

According to prosecutors, she also instructed family members to transfer $30,000 into her mother’s account so she’d appear poor enough for a court-appointed attorney, WSB said.

“The government believes those who knew Winner best did not know an alternate side of her, who confessed to wanting to do harm to the nation through the release of classified documents,” WSB added.

The report also said that authorities will likely add more charges to the indictment.  For example, prosecutors said that said Winner put a removable thumb drive into a top-secret computer while serving in the Air Force. The government said it has no idea where that drive is now.

Let’s not forget she pledged to side with Iran in the event of war.  Some “patriot.”


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