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NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Sentenced to 63 Months in Prison

HeadlineAug 24, 2018

NSA whistleblower Reality Winner was sentenced Thursday to five years and three months in prison—the longest sentence ever imposed in federal court for leaking government information to the media. Twenty-six-year-old Reality Winner is the first person to be sentenced under the Espionage Act since President Trump took office. Reality Winner was arrested by FBI agents at her home in Augusta, Georgia, on June 3, 2017, two days before The Intercept published an exposé revealing Russian military intelligence conducted a cyberattack on at least one U.S. voting software company just days before the U.S. presidential election last November. After headlines, we’ll speak with Reality Winner’s mother, Billie Winner-Davis, along with James Risen, The Intercept’s senior national security correspondent.

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