This is Reality Winner, a former US Air Force member and intelligence specialist. She has recently been released from prison. Her crime? She released a National Security Agency (NSA) intelligence report, concerning Russian interference in the 2016 election, to The Intercept, a news website. One report. In 2018, she was convicted of removing classified material from a government facility and mailing it to a news outlet. She was sentenced to five years and three months. She was recently released, earlier than the full term, for good behaviour.
One document removed from a government facilty. In January, after months of resistance by team Trump,. a trove of documents, many of them at various levels of classification, were provided by Trump from his Mar-a-Lago resort. The Government believed that not all the documents had been handed over. A subpoena was issued and, in early June, following a meeting at Mar-a-Lago, an additional 50 classified documents were provided. A letter was also sent by team Trump, saying there were no more classified documents, at Mar-a-Lago.
This was not true. Following a search, on August 8, an additional 100 classsified documents were retreived, incliding some scattered on the floor in Trump’s office. A photo of the scattered documents is now being widely circulated on the internet. Reality Winner got 63 months for removing one document from a government facility and sending it to a media outlet. Trump had over 320 clasified documents at his resort. A resort. Where people move around freely. Where classified documents (some) were in his own office, on the floor. Trump lied, back in June, that there were no more classified documents. The DOJ is now alleging that Trump moved documents around so that DOJ would not find and remove. Beyond having classified documents, at an unsecure location, there is obvious obstruction of justice. Trump will be indicted, there is no question of that, now. Trump has said in the past (for example Cassidy Hutchinson) that he did not know the person. Trying to diminish the person and the person’s relevance. There was a tweet that was forwarded to me, this morning, that I have to share. Basically it says that in a few days Donald Trump will claim that he does not know Donald Trump. Stick a fork in him. Trump is done like dinner.