Tweets reveal warring factions inside wild world of whistleblowers, leakers, radical journalists, and the US Government.
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:
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) June 6, 2017
.@theintercept should be ashamed of itself. Matthew Cole burns yet another source. It makes your entire organization untrustworthy.
— John Kiriakou (@JohnKiriakou) June 6, 2017
Winner case is 2nd time Matt Cole was involved in a story where the source ended up prosecuted for Espionage
1st was my client @JohnKiriakou
— unR̶A̶D̶A̶C̶K̶ted (@JesselynRadack) June 6, 2017
“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.”
— jeremy scahill (@jeremyscahill) June 5, 2017
Note: I don’t care much for The Intercept. I can’t say why, other than that it feels mirthless and tediously accusatory.