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U.S. intelligence contractor pleads not guilty to leaking charge

Friday, June 09, 2017 - 00:50

A U.S. intelligence contractor pleaded not guilty on Thursday to a charge of leaking a classified report on Russian election interference to a media outlet. Nathan Frandino reports.

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Intelligence contractor Reality Leigh Winner pleaded not guilty on Thursday, to charges that she leaked a classified National Security Agency report to the media. She appeared in a federal court in Georgia where she was ordered to be held without bond. The NSA document - leaked to the Intercept news site - provided technical details on what it said were Russian attempts to hack U.S. election officials and a voting-machine firm. Winner is the first person charged with leaking classified information to the media under President Donald Trump's administration. She was charged with a single count of willful retention and transmission of national defense information. She faces up to 10 years in prison, if convicted.

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U.S. intelligence contractor pleads not guilty to leaking charge

Friday, June 09, 2017 - 00:50