Making Sense of The Intercept Exposé, Russian Hacking, Source’s Arrest
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FEATURING NORMAN SOLOMON – The Intercept published a bombshell exposé this week based on a leaked NSA document about “a months-long Russian intelligence cyber effort against elements of the U.S. election and voting infrastructure.” The document was apparently given anonymously to The Intercept but only hours after the report was published the alleged source of the leak was arrested. [CORRECTION: Winner was arrested days before the report was released but news of it broke after the Intercept’s publication.]
Twenty-five year-old Reality Leigh Winner was an NSA contractor with top-secret clearance. She now faces charges under the Espionage Act, the first such case under the Donald Trump administration.
The report and subsequent arrest comes 2 days before a public Senate testimony of fired FBI Director James Comey. There are reports that Trump may live-tweet Comey’s testimony.
Find more at ExposeFacts.org.
Norman Solomon, journalist with ExposeFacts.org, a project of the Institute for Public Accuracy, where he’s executive director. Norman is the author of War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death; and a co-founder of RootsAction.org.