Critics Lambast The Intercept For “Burning” Source, As Russia Interference Theories Revive and Die at Same Time: New NSA Leaker 25 Year Old Reality Leigh Winner Who Faces Prison Supported Sanders, Despised Trump

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Tweets reveal warring factions inside wild world of whistleblowers, leakers, radical journalists, and the US Government.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/wikileaks-declares-war-on-the-intercept?via=newsletter&source=DDAfternoon

Russia election disruption theories revived.

“The NSA analysis does not draw conclusions about whether the interference had any effect on the election’s outcome and concedes that much remains unknown about the extent of the hackers’ accomplishments. However, the report raises the possibility that Russian hacking may have breached at least some elements of the voting system, with disconcertingly uncertain results.”

The Intercept’s article here.

Basic background story of Winner’s arrest here:

http://www.businessinsider.com/how-feds-found-reality-winner-nsa-leak-intercept-2017-6

 

“Winner faces 10 years in a federal prison if convicted. The charge, “gathering, transmitting or losing defense information” is contained under Chapter 37 of federal law: espionage and censorship. The law went into effect as of February 1, 2010.

The prosecution of Winner is being handled by Julie A. Edelstein of the Department of Justice’s National Security Divisions Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, a news release by the agency said.

However, what is most perplexing is that her anti-Trump tirades and her anti-government, liberal leanings were all part of the public record at the time she was hired as a NSA contractor for Pluribus in February. How she succeeded in receiving top secret level clearance with such a highly politicized public record remains a mystery.”

–Zero Hedge

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-06-05/nsa-leaker-called-trump-piece-shit-fan-bernie-sanders

Note: I don’t care much for The Intercept. I can’t say why, other than that it feels mirthless and tediously accusatory.

2 thoughts on “Critics Lambast The Intercept For “Burning” Source, As Russia Interference Theories Revive and Die at Same Time: New NSA Leaker 25 Year Old Reality Leigh Winner Who Faces Prison Supported Sanders, Despised Trump”

  1. Something is fishy here. My instinct tells me she is a plant. Remember the CIA has ways of changing the electronic signature of who a sender is. In other words our own forces could do it and label it as Russian Military.

    She gets hired in February with known anti government leanings and calls Trump a piece of shit and gets hired in a top security position. No there is more here than what meets the eye, IMO.

  2. Celia: After Naomi Klein’s global warming polemic, I’ve lost trust in both her writing and the Intercept. I didn’t subscribe to read polemics, but thought it was involved in investigative journalism, and it is, but if they’ve burned two leakers, who would trust them?

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