Wanted to ‘Burn the White House’
… Prosecutors Say
6/8/2017 5:19 PM PDT
Accused NSA leaker Reality Winner wrote about Osama bin Laden, al Qaeda and torching the White House … according to prosecutors.
Winner entered a not guilty plea Thursday to one count of “willful retention and transmission of national defense information.” During the hearing, prosecutors said 2 notebooks were found in Winner’s home, and in one of them she’d written … “I want to burn the White House down.”
On other pages she’d listed names of Taliban and al Qaeda leaders, bin Laden … according to prosecutors. 25-year-old Winner is accused of leaking at least one classified NSA document to a media outlet.
Winner’s parents were in court and testified to her character. It didn’t work. She was denied bail and led back to jail in shackles.