Anti-Trump NSA leaker Reality Winner was sentenced to 5 years in prison for leaking classified documents.
A sentence that President Trump called “unfair,” given what Hillary Clinton and other elites have done.
Now, the anti-Trump leaker is claiming she will seek clemency from President Trump.
Reality Winner, a former National Security Agency contractor recently sentenced to over five years in prison for leaking classified material to the media, will seek a reprieve from the White House in light of President Trump calling her punishment “so unfair,” she said Friday.
Speaking by telephone from Lincoln County jail near Augusta, Georgia, Winner told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that she will ask Mr. Trump for clemency on the heels of him publicly criticizing the 63-month sentence she received last week for leaking a top-secret NSA report on Russian election meddling, the newspaper reported.
“We’re all having a conversation in regard to how we’re going to move forward,” added Titus Nichols, one of Winner’s attorneys.
A former Air Force linguist, Winner was arrested in June 2017 and charged with violating the Espionage Act under the first criminal leak case prosecuted by the Trump administration. She ultimately pleaded guilty to a single count of willful retention and transmission of national defense information and was sentenced last Thursday by a federal court judge in Augusta, Georgia.
Mr. Trump responded to Winner’s sentence the next day on Twitter in a tweet criticizing his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, for not similarly prosecuting Democratic rival Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email service as secretary of state.